There’s plenty of MLB action on tap for Tuesday as the second half of the season continues to advance. The standings are changing, which is going to lead to an interesting conclusion at the end of the regular season.
Dodgers and Orioles Mix Things Up
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Dodgers are set to clash with the Baltimore Orioles in a thrilling MLB encounter held at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Demonstrating their offensive prowess, the Dodgers have accumulated a total of 12 runs across their previous three games and have successfully scored four or more runs in an astounding 16 out of their last 18 games. Notably, the Dodgers have embraced a winning streak of seven consecutive games, which they have achieved by consistently scoring four or more runs.
118 hits and 63 RBI are credited to Freddie Freeman, making him the leading player for the Dodgers. On the other hand, Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez have collectively achieved 178 hits and 130 RBI. As for Michael Grove, he will be taking charge of the game and his stats so far this season indicate a 1-2 record, a 6.89 ERA, and a total of 43 strikeouts. Notably, this will mark Grove’s inaugural match against the Orioles in his career.
Over the course of their past three games, the Baltimore Orioles managed to secure a total of 15 points. Not only that, but they’ve also achieved the impressive feat of scoring four or more points in their last six games consecutively. Their outstanding performance paved the way for victory in seven out of their last eight games, with those wins being attained by scoring four or more runs.
The Orioles are shaping up to be a great team and can take another win today.
The Padres Need Help
Rogers Center promises to deliver an exciting clash between the San Diego Padres and the Toronto Blue Jays. After a rather challenging weekend against the Phillies, where they suffered a defeat in three out of four games, the Padres are eager to bounce back stronger than ever. On the other hand, the Blue Jays had a triumphant weekend with a remarkable three-game sweep against the Diamondbacks.
The Padres kicked off their series against the Phillies with an impressive 8-3 victory in Friday’s opener. In a rather unfortunate turn of events, the team ended up losing the subsequent three games with scores of 6-4, 9-4 and 7-6. However, it should be noted that on Sunday, Seth Lugo, the starting pitcher, displayed commendable effort by pitching for 5.1 innings where he conceded five earned runs from seven hits, impressively managing to avoid any walks.
Over the weekend, the Blue Jays achieved an impressive three consecutive victories against the Diamondbacks, winning with scores of 7-2, 5-2, and 7-5. In Sunday’s game, Toronto’s Yusei Kikuchi showcased his skills, delivering a commendable performance of 4.2 innings. He allowed only one earned run on two hits and three walks.
San Diego seemed like it was ready to take the MLB by storm, but has run into trouble. That will continue today.
Braves Look To Recover
SunTrust Park will see the Arizona Diamondbacks and Atlanta Braves face off. The Diamondbacks enter this matchup on a three-game losing streak, having been defeated by the Blue Jays over the weekend. Meanwhile, the Braves also suffered a series loss against the White Sox, dropping two out of three games.
In their recent encounter with the Blue Jays, the Diamondbacks experienced a stroke of misfortune as they were defeated in all three games by scores of 7-2, 5-2, and 7-5. On Sunday, the performance of Arizona’s starting pitcher, Tommy Henry, lasted for a lengthy 4.1 innings and resulted in three hits.
Conversely, the Braves dominated the White Sox with an impressive 9-0 victory on Friday. Yet, Atlanta experienced defeat on Saturday, losing by a narrow margin of 6-5, followed by a sizeable 8-1 defeat in the Finals. Also on Sunday, Kolby Allard, the Braves’ starting pitcher, struggled as he only managed to last for 1.2 innings and allowed four earned runs along with seven hits and one walk.
Atlanta can bounce back today and pick up another win.