Baltimore Orioles series preview vs the Detroit Tigers
Following their fifth straight series win by beating the Boston Red Sox at home, the Baltimore Orioles hit the road again, heading to the motor city to take on the Detroit Tigers, a team the Orioles played at home this past weekend. This series is one game longer, with this being four games instead of thr
Baltimore Orioles head to Detroit for a series with the Tigers
KNOW YOUR OPPONENT
The Tigers enter this series having won just two of their last five games. That dates back to their previous series with the Orioles, which ended in a sweep for the Orioles. They are entering this series after having won two of three games against the Milwaukee Brewers in Wisconsin.
The season series between the clubs concludes with this weekend four gamer. The Orioles won the first three in a sweep at home, and can clinch a season series win with only one victory in this series. Of course, we'd all like the Orioles to get more than just one win.
Thursday, 4/27: Kyle Gibson vs Joey Wentz
The first of four games pits Gibson and Wentz against each other. They squared off on Saturday, with Gibson tossing 6 1/3 innings, allowing one run on two hits while striking out 11 hitters to get the win. Wentz took the loss with five runs allowed in four innings pitched.
Friday, 4/28: Grayson Rodriguez vs Eduardo Rodriguez
Game two is the duel of the Rodriguez's. They pitched against each other on Sunday in a 2-1 Orioles win. Grayson pitched five shutout innings with six strikeouts and three walks in a no decision. Eduardo took a perfect game into the seventh inning, allowing just one hit while striking out six hitters. Maybe he still has a grudge with the Orioles for trading him all those years ago.
Saturday, 4/29: Dean Kremer vs Matthew Boyd
The third game of the series pits Kremer and Boyd against each other. Kremer enters following a decent start, allowing four runs on seven hits and one walk in 5 2/3 innings on Monday against the Boston Red Sox. He did receive credit for the win.
Boyd is entering his fifth start of the season for the Tigers. He carries a 4.26 ERA and 1.421 WHIP in 19 innings pitched into this start, allowing nine earned runs with a 4.96 FIP thus far.
Sunday, 4/30: Kyle Bradish vs Spencer Turnbull
Sunday's series finale pits Bradish and Turnbull against each other. Bradish is coming off a particularly brutal start, allowing seven runs on eight hits and four walks in 2 1/3 innings on Tuesday against Boston.
On the other side, Turnbull has had struggles all year long. He enters this game with a 7.25 ERA, 5.16 FIP, and 1.657 WHIP in five starts so far. He's logged 22 1/3 innings in his first action since 2021 following Tommy John Surgery that kept him out for most of 2021 and all of 2022.
With this serving as the last series of April for the Orioles, it's important to get a series win and build up as much momentum as possible after the first month of play. They'll go for their sixth straight series win, let's play ball!