The hype is real. The Baltimore Orioles are once again in another important series, something that seems to be the theme going forward.
With 32 games remaining, 20 of them in Baltimore, most of the teams the Orioles will face are in playoff contention, and the Orioles have taken on the mantra: Chaos Comin’.
That’s exactly what the Orioles plan on doing, creating chaos along the way as they fight for an AL Wild Card spot.
For the Orioles, Dean Kremer (6-4) will open the O’s 10-game home stand. Over his his last three games, Kremer is 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA and 13 strikeouts to three walks.
Austin Voth and Spenser Watkins will close out the series for the Birds, as the starters look to keep their impressive streak of strong, quality outings.
For the Athletics, J.P. Sears, Adam Oller and Adrián Martínez will toe the rubber for the three-game series from Camden Yards.
This series will be special for O’s fans, as both Gunnar Henderson and D.L. Hall will be making their Oriole Park debuts. Jesús Aguilar, who was signed to a minor league deal earlier this week, will also be making his first start at Camden Yards in orange and black.
The Baltimore Battery ❌-FACTOR for the series is going to be a single player this go around: Ryan Mountcastle.
Mountcastle has been in a prolonged slump and is in need of breaking out. Over his last 30 games, Mounty is batting .193 with 22 hits, though five of those hits have been home runs.
The second-year first basemen could end up being a deciding factor in this series and break out of his sophomore slump.
With a strong home crowd, a playoff push and Orioles Magic, Mountcastle is primed to have a big series and help swing this set in the Orioles’ favor.
GAME 1 STARTING LINEUP:
First pitch of this series against the A’s is tonight at 7:05 p.m. EST. You can catch each game on MASN or on your local Orioles Radio Network station.
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