The Baltimore Orioles are gearing up to take on the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in the second game of a four-game series. Kyle Bradish is anticipated to be the starting pitcher for the Orioles, while Zach Eflin is likely to take the mound for the Rays. The game is scheduled to commence at 6:40 PM EST.
Kyle Bradish is all set to assume the role of the Orioles’ starting pitcher. In his most recent outing, he put on an impressive display, pitching for 7.1 innings and allowing only three hits, one walk, and no earned runs, while striking out eight batters, ultimately leading the Orioles to victory against the Miami Marlins. Bradish’s season statistics are truly remarkable, with a 6-4 record, a 3.05 ERA, a 1.13 WHIP, and an exceptional 87/24 K/BB ratio in 17 starts.
At present, Baltimore finds itself in a fierce competition with the Tampa Bay Rays for the top spot in the AL East. With the Rays experiencing some difficulties, the Orioles have a valuable opportunity to seize the moment and secure a series victory, which would propel them to the top position in the division.
Meanwhile, for the Tampa Bay Rays, Zach Eflin is expected to take the mound as their starting pitcher. In his last appearance, he encountered challenges, pitching only three innings and conceding seven hits, five earned runs, and no strikeouts, resulting in a loss against the Kansas City Royals. Nonetheless, Eflin still maintains a respectable 10-5 record for the season, accompanied by a 3.59 ERA, a 1.03 WHIP, and an impressive 105/15 K/BB ratio in 18 starts. Opposing batters have managed a .234 batting average against him this season.
Tampa Bay’s offense has been highly effective, consistently ranking in the top 10 in the league in categories such as runs, hits, home runs, RBIs, stolen bases, batting average, OBP, SLG, and OPS. A total of eight players on the team have recorded 10 or more home runs this season. Yandy Diaz leads the team in runs, boasting an impressive batting average of over .310. Wander Franco leads the team in hits and stolen bases, while Randy Arozarena leads in RBIs, and Jose Siri leads in home runs.
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Baltimore Orioles vs Toronto Blue Jays Game Information
- Date: 07/21/2023
- Time: 06:40 PM ET
- Location: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida.
- How to Watch: Orioles vs Jays MLB.TV
- Live Stream: MLB.TV