Baltimore Orioles @ Texas Rangers Matchup Preview - August 2nd, 2022
The Baltimore Orioles enter the game as the 27th ranked team per THE BAT X's Power Rankings and will battle the 21st ranked Rangers at Globe Life Field. The Orioles may need to kick their hitting into gear to maximize their win chances today, as they rank just 24th in MLB in batting average this year. When the Rangers have found success this year, it's been through their speed. They rank 2nd in baseball in stolen bases.
Baltimore Orioles Insights
Jordan Lyles has gone to his sinker 7% more often this year (16.1%) than he did last year (9.1%).
THE BAT X projects Brett Phillips in the 1st percentile as it relates to his batting average skill.
Jorge Mateo hits a lot of his flyballs to center field (38.6% — 84th percentile) and faces the game's 6th-deepest CF fences today.
Texas Rangers Insights
Spencer Howard was firing on all cylinders in his last GS and allowed 0 ER.
Josh Smith has primarily hit in the top-half of the lineup this year (57% of the time), but he is projected to hit 9th on the lineup card in this matchup.
The Texas Rangers have hit the Run Line in 57 of their last 99 games (+10.85 Units / 8% ROI)
The Baltimore Orioles have hit the Run Line in 57 of their last 83 games (+25.65 Units / 23% ROI)
Corey Seager has hit the RBIs Over in 27 of his last 44 games at home (+19.95 Units / 45% ROI)