The Toronto Blue Jays have been trying to get a playoff spot as they are third in the AL East with a 70-56 record so far. Righty Kevin Gausman is taking the mound and lost against the Philadelphia Phillies where he threw 5.1 innings and allowed seven runs (five earned) on seven hits with three walks and four strikeouts.
The Baltimore Orioles have been dominant throughout the season as they are leading the AL East with a 77-48 record up to this point. Right-hander Dean Kremer will take the mound here and is coming off a loss against the San Diego Padres where he gave up three runs on five hits with two walks and four strikeouts over six innings.
Fixture: Toronto Blue Jays vs. Baltimore Orioles
Date & Time: Wednesday, August 23, 7:05 p.m. EDT
Venue Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD
Blue Jays vs. Orioles Betting Odds
|Toronto Blue Jays||-1.5 (+130)||-130||Over 8 (-110)|
|Baltimore Orioles||+1.5 (-155)||+110||Under 8 (-110)|
Odds Subject to Change**
Blue Jays vs. Orioles Key Stats
Toronto Blue Jays
The Toronto Blue Jays have been one of the better teams offensively as they are 11th in MLB while scoring 4.49 runs per game and a .745 team OPS. They have been decent throughout the month of August as they have a .245/.321/.399 team slash line while averaging 4.37 runs in 19 games. First baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr has been doing well at the plate as he has a .782 OPS with 18 home runs, 72 RBIs, 57 runs scored and four steals on seven attempts.
Kevin Gausman has been pitching well throughout the season as they are 9-7 with a 3.24 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP in 144.1 innings of work. He has been doing extremely well with his control as he has 37 walks compared to 187 strikeouts thus far. This will be Gausman’s third time facing his former team this season as he is 0-1 in 12.1 innings and gave up five runs on 14 hits with four walks and 10 strikeouts.
The Baltimore Orioles have been a good team at the plate as they are tied with the Arizona Diamondbacks for 12th in the majors with a .742 team OPS while averaging 4.92 runs per game. They have been hitting the ball at a good rate at home as they are 13th in MLB with a .743 team OPS while scoring 4.5 runs per game. Third baseman Gunnar Henderson has been hitting very well as he has a .249/.330/.480 slash line with 21 homers, 61 RBIs, 70 runs scored and seven steals while being caught twice thus far..
Dean Kremer has been struggling a bit as he is 11-5 with a 4.50 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP in 138 innings of work. He has been struggling to keep the ball in the park as hitters have 25 homers off him after giving up just 11 over 125.1 innings in 2022. Kremer is facing the Blue Jays for the third time this year already as he is 1-0 in 11.1 innings and gave up three runs on 17 hits with two walks and 13 strikeouts.
Blue Jays vs. Orioles Prediction
When diving into the last seven starts by these pitchers, they are doing well as Kevin Gausman is 2-3 with a 3.86 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP in 39.2 innings while Dean Kremer is 2-1 with a 3.83 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP during 40 innings on the mound in that stretch. These also have been two of the best bullpens in baseball as Toronto is third with a 3.44 reliever ERA while Baltimore is sixth with a 3.61 bullpen ERA heading into this game. All in all, take under eight runs in this game.