for pitching baltimore orioles Has been spot-on for most of the season, and this weekend’s opponent hasn’t put up much of a fight
orioleswho are riding their first three-game winning streak in nearly a month, hoping to complete the sweep of the visiting Kansas City Royals on sunday afternoon
“They have a really good pitching staff,” said Kansas City manager Matt Quattro. “There’s a reason they’re winning so many games.”
orioles Reached the 40-win mark for the season, having reached there nearly a month earlier than last year
“We have to stick together,” said outfielder Anthony Santander. “It’s a long season. We have to keep doing what we’ve been doing.”
becomes important for the pitching part orioles, They will not want to give up against light-hitting Kansas City
Royal Family Have lost five games in a row. They have scored more than two runs in only two of their last nine matches
Quatro said of Saturday’s 6–1 result, “We got eight or nine hits, got one run, so we didn’t capitalize and drive when they put them on base.” Royal Family had eight hits. “Overall, the players put some good swings at the ball. They play good defense. They hold the ball. That’s a big reason for their margin of victory.
Royal Family stranded nine runners and was just 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position
“It’s just been a few days when we’ve struggled to score,” Quatro said. “Nobody’s going to be happy with that. When they’re not getting results, it’s frustrating.”
orioles Notable production has been received recently from Austin Hays and Gunnar Henderson. Santander was in a slump, but posted three hits, including two doubles, on Saturday
“Just be positive, right mindset,” said Santander. “Being on time on the fastball is the main thing.”
orioles Will try to lead the mound with right-hander Kyle Gibson (7-3, 3.87 ERA). Gibson has pitched at least five innings in all but one of his 13 starts this season
He won three straight before Tuesday’s no-decision in Milwaukee. Yet his seven strikeouts in five innings marked the second most of the season.
Gibson has an all-time 10–6 record and 3.99 ERA in 27 games, including 25 starts. Royal Family, Sunday’s win would match his 11 wins against Detroit, the most against any team in his career. Already, against his 149 innings Royal Family He has the most against any opponent
Right-hander Carlos Hernandez (0-3, 4.31 ERA) will get off to a good start for Kansas City. It will be his 27th appearance of the season, but his fourth start. It will be a short stint, as he hasn’t worked more than 2 1/3 innings this season.
In three of his five starts against Baltimore, Hernandez has been a starter. He is 1-2 with a 4.32 ERA in 16 2/3 innings in five starts against. orioles
Kansas City first baseman Vinny Pasquantino, who batted .247 with nine home runs, went on the injured list Saturday with a shoulder injury suffered Friday night. He played in 61 of the team’s first 63 games.
“We won’t know the severity until we get back home,” Quatro said. “It’s the same shoulder he had problems with last year.”
to replace Pasquantino, the Royal Family Edward Olivares was reinstated from the restricted list and he provided three hits, including two doubles, on Saturday.
– Field Level Media