Baltimore Orioles vs San Diego Padres Free Pick 6-29-16
The Orioles and Padres wrap up their series at Petco Park Wednesday afternoon after the Orioles took the first game Tuesday night 11-7. The Orioles have Yovani Gallardo scheduled to start against the Padres’ Christian Friedrich with first pitch slated for 3:40 pm EST.
Baltimore Orioles Preview
The Orioles are playing some of the best baseball in the MLB right now sitting in first place in the AL East with an impressive 46-30 record and 4.5 game lead over division rival Boston. Winners of 6 straight and 8 out of their last 10, the Orioles turn to Yovani Gallardo looking to extend the teams winning streak to 7 games.
Gallardo will make his 3rd start after a stint on the DL. He has been somewhat improved recently since returning to the O’s rotation going 10.1 innings in 2 starts collecting 1 victory. He’s allowed 5 runs on 11 hits with 6 walks seeing his season ERA sit at 6.04 and WHIP creeping to an undesirable 1.69. Gallardo does not appear to have great swing and miss stuff only striking out 8 hitters in his last 2 starts. Fortunately for Gallardo, the Orioles have been absolutely marvelous at the dish mashing 64 HRs this month.
Manny Machado, now a converted SS until Hardy returns from the DL, is having a great season hitting .330 with 18 HRs and 46 RBIs. Manny was 3/5 Tuesday night with 2 RBIs. In addition to Machado, Mark Trumbo has been an offensive powerhouse crushing 22 HRs and 56 RBIs.
San Diego Padres Preview
The Padres have been doing better recently winning 6 of their last 10 but have dropped 2 straight games seeing their record sit at 33-45 in last place in the NL West. Christian Friedrich takes the mound with his respectable 3.60 ERA and 1.56 WHIP. He is 4-2 in 8 starts spanning 45 innings. His last start was decent allowing 4 runs on 6 hits over 5 innings picking up a win against the Reds. At the plate, CF Jon Jay leads the team hitting .296 with a decent .345 OBP. 1st baseman Wil Myers provides the power with 18 HRs and 53 RBIs. Veteran RF Matt Kemp is heating up smashing 16 HRs and 53 RBIs.
Baltimore Orioles vs San Diego Padres Free Prediction
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