Baltimore vs Boston by Sors
Chen went 5-4 with a 3.79 ERA in thirteen career starts versus Boston, but posted a 2.81 ERA in his previous five starts against the Red Sox at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
The right-hander yielded 2 runs on 4 hits and struck out five over eight innings in his last start against Boston on April 25 (5-4).
Rick Porcello (4-5 with a 5.01 ERA), who will start for the Red Sox, pitched well in his last start, as the right-hander yielded 5 hits and 2 runs, while striking out five in eight innings of a 0-2 loss against Minnesota on June 3.
On the other hand, Porcello was pretty inconsistent so far this season and what is also important: the right-hander doesn’t have many good memories from his previous eleven starts versus Baltimore, in which he went 3-6 with a 5.21 ERA.
He gave up 18 hits and 12 runs, with five walks over eleven innings in his previous two starts against the Orioles this season.
Jimmy Paredes is 4-for-7, with a homer and 2 RBI against Porcello, Ryan Flaherty is 3-for-7, with a homer and a walk, J.J. Hardy is 8-for-20, Delmon Young is 9-for-29, with a homer, 4 RBI and two walks, Matt Wieters is 4-for-13, with 2 RBI and two walks, while Adam Jones is hitting .258 (8-for-31), with a homer and 5 RBI against him.
Hanley Ramirez (.275 BA, 13 HR, 32 RBI) will most probably miss this game for Boston.
Ramirez went 10-for-23 with a homer, 5 RBI and four runs in his last seven games and is 1-for-3, with a walk against Chen.
I think that Baltimore will manage to win the second game of this series against the Boston Red Sox.
|Baltimore||Pinnacle||1.94||8||5-2 WON (+7.52 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.