Baltimore Orioles @ Boston Red Sox
With the Red Sox and Orioles set to start a three-game series on Friday night, Boston's postseason hopes remain in the balance.
In order to get to the playoffs, they need to take advantage of this home set against Baltimore. In this piece, we break down each game and offer up our picks.
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- 01Porcello powers the Red Sox for Game 1
- 02Expect plenty of run to be scored for Game 1
- 03Baltimore with golden chance to win Game 2
- 04Red Sox will close the series out with a win
Porcello powers the Red Sox for Game 1
Ever since he was a high school pitcher in New Jersey, Rick Porcello has been a stud on the mound. This should continue against a Baltimore lineup that screams shaky.
Porcello will get the nod on Friday night, and he'll enter that game with a 10-9 record and 5.67 ERA. Though his ERA is a big concerning, Aaron Brooks will get the nod for Baltimore and his ERA is 6.35 this season.
The Red Sox will be favored in this one and for good reason. We think they'll kickstart the series with a victory.
Expect plenty of run to be scored for Game 1
While we think the Red Sox should come out on top of this one, betting the over will be an intriguing bet to make come Friday night.
With Porcello posting a 5.67 ERA and Brooks' 6.35 ERA, it could mean exciting things for both Boston and Balitmore hitters.
Particularly with the Red Sox stacked lineup, runs should be plentiful for this game. Thinking about taking the over? It feels like a strong idea.
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Baltimore with golden chance to win Game 2
Despite their 39-82 record, Baltimore still has some power bats. Most notably, Trey Mancini has 29 home runs on the year. First baseman Renato Nunez is also a threat with his 26 dingers this season.
And on Saturday, Boston will send left-handed starter Eduardo Rodriguez to the mound.
On the year, the lefty has a 4.31 ERA, but is coming off a rough start in which he gave up 10 hits and five runs in six innings.
If Baltimore wants to steal a win this series, Saturday will be its best bet.
Red Sox will close the series out with a win
Boston can't afford to lose a series to Baltimore this late in the season. Right now, they need all the wins they can get if they want to get back to the postseason and defend their World Series title.
Entering the weekend, Boston is 7.5 games back of a Wild Card spot. No one thought that'd be the case in August, but here we are.
While fans would love a sweep, taking two out of three will keep their postseason hopes alive. Look for them to get that done on Sunday at Fenway Park.