Houston Astros vs Baltimore by Sors
The left-hander pitched only three innings in his previous starts against the San Francisco Giants on May 13 (4-3) and was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a blister on his left index finger.
Oberholtzer, who went 2-0 with a 0.64 ERA in two career starts versus Baltimore, will face a team with obvious problems in offense lately, as the Orioles were limited to two or fewer runs in six of their last ten games and have .229 BA, with 27 runs in that span.In addition to that, Adam Jones (.304 BA, 6 HR, 26 RBI) could miss another game for Baltimore due to a sprained left ankle.
Chris Davis is 2-for-6 against Brett Oberholtzer, but J.J. Hardy, Manny Machado, Caleb Joseph and Steve Pearce are a combined 2-for-17.
The Astros, meanwhile, scored just six runs in their three-game series against the Chicago White Sox at Minute Maid Park this weekend and were limited to three or fewer runs in six of their last nine games.
Ubaldo Jimenez (3-3 with a 3.14 ERA), who will start for Baltimore, had problems in his last start versus Houston, as the right-hander yielded 10 hits and 4 runs over seven innings in a 5-4 win on May 27, with five strikeouts.
On the other hand, Jimenez went 2-0 with a 1.71 ERA in his previous five starts against the Astros and 2-0 with a 1.90 ERA in his last four starts at Minute Maid Park.
Evan Gattis is 3-for-4, with a homer against him, Colby Rasmus is 13-for-31, with a homer and two walks, Jose Altuve is 5-for-15 with 1 RBI and a walk, while Jake Marisnik is 2-for-3.
I doubt that we’ll see more than seven runs in the opening game of this series between the Astros and the Baltimore Orioles.
|under 8.00||Pinnacle||1.93||8||5-2 WON (+7.44 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.