TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASEBALL SELECTION TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH
#980 BALTIMORE RUN-LINE (-1′ -118) over Washington with Gray at 6:35 PM EST
Picking up steam off back-to-back road wins over the Guardians and with a day of rest, the Orioles will return home and pound the struggling Nationals. Washington enters this interleague battle off a home loss to Atlanta and this will prove to be a tough trip for manager Dave Martinez and his kids.
Right-hander Kyle Bradish will grab the pearl for the home team. In his last three starts against the Red Sox, Devil Rays, and Astros, No. 39 was nicked for six earned runs and 13 hits in 19.0 innings of work. Kyle struck out 23 and walked two on his way to a 1-1 mark with a strong 2.84 ERA. With 11 home starts in the bank, Bradish has surrendered only 19 earned runs and 51 hits in 66.2 frames. That’s good enough for a 4-4 tally with an elite 2.57 ERA.
Countering for the visitors will be righty Josiah Gray. Lined up against the White Sox, Pirates, and Marlins in his last three performances, No. 40 was tripped up for six earned runs and 14 hits in 15.1 innings. Josiah whiffed 16 and walked seven on his way to a 1-1 record with a 3.52 ERA. However, with 11 starts completed after the All-Star break, Gray has been gashed for 30 earned runs and 50 hits in 52.2 frames. That shakes down to a 2-5 tally with a soft 5.13 ERA.
Several strong team trends support this Best Bet. Baltimore has tasted victory in 47 of its last 69 against losing teams, 62 of its last 100 under the lights, and 63 or its last 105 against right-handed starters. On the other side of the field, Washington has fallen in 56 of its last 92 under the lights and 57 of its last 91 against winning teams.
The Orioles have a 2.5-game lead over the Devil Rays in the AL East and they need home wins in order to maintain their slim advantage. Take Baltimore on the run-line. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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