Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 2, 2024

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Jun 2, 2024 8:30 AM
The Baltimore Orioles, riding a 2-0 series lead, look to sweep the Tampa Bay Rays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Sunday, June 2nd at 1:35 PM. The O's have been dominant at home, posting a 21-11 record, and will aim to continue that success against the Rays, who have struggled on the road with an 11-13 record. Expect a thrilling matchup as the Orioles seek to extend their series lead.
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Rays vs Orioles starting pitchers

  • Cole Irvin for Baltimore Orioles
  • Zack Littell for Tampa Bay Rays

Rays vs Orioles statistics

Stat Rays Orioles
Hits 447 (20th) 461 (17th)
Batting Average .232 (23rd) .245 (11th)
Runs Batted In 207 (Tied-27th) 266 (7th)
Runs 225 (Tied-23rd) 275 (7th)
Home Runs 46 (29th) 79 (2nd)
Walks 184 (11th) 149 (28th)
Stolen Bases 60 (5th) 39 (12th)
Strikeouts 520 (7th) 448 (22nd)
Pitches 8694 (4th) 7969 (28th)

Baltimore Orioles recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/1/24 vs Tampa Bay Rays W 9-5
5/31/24 vs Tampa Bay Rays W 3-1
5/29/24 vs Boston Red Sox W 6-1
5/28/24 vs Boston Red Sox L 8-3
5/27/24 vs Boston Red Sox W 11-3

Tampa Bay Rays recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/1/24 @ Baltimore Orioles L 9-5
5/31/24 @ Baltimore Orioles L 3-1
5/30/24 vs Oakland Athletics W 6-5 F/12
5/29/24 vs Oakland Athletics W 4-3
5/28/24 vs Oakland Athletics L 3-0

Rays vs Orioles predictions

As the Tampa Bay Rays gear up to face the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park, all eyes are on a few key players who could make a significant impact. Randy Arozarena, always a thrilling player to watch, is expected to keep his performance up, given his knack for getting on base and adding pressure with his baserunning. On the mound, Zack Littell, whose ERA and WHIP have been commendable this season, is likely to deliver a solid stint. His ability to keep the ball in play and limit home runs could be crucial against the Orioles' power hitters. Additionally, Isaac Paredes might continue his impressive form, possibly adding to his tally of home runs and RBIs, given his recent batting performances.

On the flip side, the Baltimore Orioles have some standout players who might just tip the scale in their favor. Gunnar Henderson, with his team-leading home runs and RBis, could be the big bat Baltimore relies on, especially against the Rays' pitching. Adley Rutschman, another key player, has been consistently getting on base, and his ability to turn at-bats into hits could prove pivotal in building early momentum for the Orioles. Furthermore, pitcher Cole Irvin, sporting a lower ERA than many of his teammates, will be crucial if he can extend his innings while keeping runs to a minimum.

Considering the strengths of both teams and the standout players expected to shine, this game could tilt in favor of the Baltimore Orioles. Their balanced attack, combined with Cole Irvin's effective pitching, might just overpower the Rays' hitters. Tampa Bay will undoubtedly put up a strong fight, especially with Littell on the mound, but the O's seem to have a slight edge, particularly in their recent ability to score runs and their performing bullpen. So, if you’re asking for a pick here, I’d lean towards a close game with Baltimore edging out a victory. What do you think? Will the Rays surprise us, or will Baltimore continue their strong form?

Baltimore Orioles injuries

  • Conner Loeprich (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Luis Almeyda (SS): Out
  • Tyler Burch (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Bruce Zimmermann (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Dean Kremer (SP): 15-Day-IL

Tampa Bay Rays injuries

  • Osleivis Basabe (SS): Day-To-Day
  • Michael Gomez (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Logan Driscoll (C): Day-To-Day
  • Marcus Johnson (P): Day-To-Day
  • Zach Eflin (SP): 15-Day-IL

Rays vs Orioles game info

Venue Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Location Baltimore, Maryland
First pitch Sun 1:35 PM
Temperature 76°
Chance of Rain 0%

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