Orioles, Blue Jays finally meet for 4 games: Series Preview 6/13/22 – 6/16/22

So far in 2022, the Orioles have played 24 games against AL East opponents. Zero of those 24 games have been against the Toronto Blue Jays, until now.

Finally in June, these two teams will meet for the first time. The Orioles travel out to Rogers Centre in Toronto to play four games.

The O’s rotation is led by Kyle Bradish, who is then followed by Jordan Lyles, Bruce Zimmermann and Tyler Wells.

Oriole fans will see a familiar face on the mound for the Blue Jays in game four. In that game, the match-up will be Tyler Wells vs. Kevin Gausman.

The Orioles showcased great offense in their previous two games, and production like that will be needed to match the lineup of the Blue Jays. With names like Vlad Guerrero Jr. and George Springer opposite them, the Oriole bats will have to produce.

The long ball was a big part of the Birds’ success in Kansas City, and continuing that will go a long way. Despite missing players due to the vaccine restrictions, bats like Austin Hays, Ryan Mountcastle and Trey Mancini will need to show their power.

❌-Factor

The Baltimore Battery’s -Factor is the O’s starting pitching. The starters directly determined how the previous games in Kansas City played out, and that will be no different in Toronto.

Letting the Blue Jays go ahead by a lot early will make this a very long series. The Blue Jays’ offense is simply too good, and the game needs to be within striking distance when the bullpen gets handed the ball.

Roster Moves:

Before today’s start to the series, the Orioles have placed Anthony Santander and Keegan Akin on the restricted list.

O’s No. 8 prospect, Kyle Stowers, has been selected from Triple-A Norfolk as a substitute player, and his first appearance will be his major league debut. He will wear No. 83.

Rico Garcia has also been selected from Triple-A Norfolk as a substitute player, and he will wear No. 63.

Lastly, Chris Owings has officially cleared unconditional release waivers and has been released.

Game 1 Starting Lineups:

This series begins Monday night at 7:07 p.m. EST. You can catch each game on MASN or on your local Orioles Radio Network station.

How do you see this series playing out? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to follow The Baltimore Battery on Facebook and Twitter! And make sure to use the hashtag #baltimorebattery when sharing our content to show your Birdland swag!

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