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Game 2 (7:05)

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* = games back of wild card

Team Records

67-53 |=======| 61-60

T-2nd, -1.5 |=======| 3rd, -6.5*

Streaks / L10

+1, Lost 3 of 5 / 4-6 |=======| -5, Lost 5 of 6 / 4-6

Team Offensive Rankings (AL)

BA: .261 (7th) |=======| BA: .246 (14th)

OPS: .767 (3rd) |=======| OPS: .736 (10th)

Runs: 552 (5th) |=======| Runs: 530 (10th)

HR: 176 (1st) |=======| HR: 144 (10th)

Last 7 Days

BA: .232 (14th) |=======| BA: .311 (2nd)

OPS: .691 (13th) |=======| OPS: .831 (3rd)

Runs: 28 (11th) |=======| Runs: 46 (4th)

HR: 7 (13th) |=======| HR: 10 (8th)

Team Pitching Rankings (AL)

ERA: 4.23 (10th) |=======| ERA: 3.90 (3rd)

WHIP: 1.38 (12th) |=======| WHIP: 1.28 (5th)

BAA: .258 (9th) |=======| BAA: .258 (8th)

TB: 1703 (7th) |=======| TB: 1758 (11th)

Last 7 Days

ERA: 5.28 (11th) |=======| ERA: 6.05 (14th)

WHIP: 1.55 (13th) |=======| WHIP: 1.36 (10th)

BAA: .262 (9th) |=======| BAA: .285 (13th)

TB: 99 (6th) |=======| TB: 126 (12th)


ERA: 4.86 (12th) |=======| ERA: 4.22 (7th)

WHIP: 1.44 (13th) |=======| WHIP: 1.37 (11th)

BAA: .270 (12th) |=======| BAA: .270 (11th)

TB: 1149 (8th) |=======| TB: 1189 (12th)


ERA: 3.22 (1st) |=======| ERA: 3.34 (3rd)

WHIP: 1.29 (7th) |=======| WHIP: 1.12 (1st)

BAA: .237 (4th) |=======| BAA: .236 (3rd)

TB: 554 (8th) |=======| TB: 579 (10th)

NEW: Quality Start minimum requirements

* - Game ERA must be 4.00 or less with at least six innings pitched


Wade Miley


5.23 (1.40/.281)

90K / 39BB, 20HR

QS: 9


Since being traded to Baltimore, Miley has not done well and has pitched to a 7.04 (1.76/.328) with no wins and two losses. He has never pitched well at Camden Yards, but has solid numbers against the Astros despite four guys hitting him pretty well.

Splits & Sits

122 vs. left: .248/.303/.361, 3HR

420 vs. right: .291/.345/.445, 17HR

Bases Empty: .287

RISP: .302

RISP w/2 outs: .267

Men on w/2 outs: .266

Man on 3rd, < 2 outs: .238

Career @ Camden Yards (4 starts)

(1-3) 7.79 (1.67/.320), 4HR

Career vs. HOU (6 starts)

(2-1) 2.70 (1.31/.255), 5HR

vs. Batter

Jose Altuve (18 AB) .611, 3 2B, S-HR

Evan Gattis (13 AB) .385, 2 2B, 2RBI

Marwin Gonzalez (12 AB) .417, 2 2B, S-HR

George Springer 2/7, 2B, S-HR, 2BB

Jason Castro 0/6, 3K

Carlos Correa 0/6, 3BB

Jake Marisnick 0/4, 2K

Tyler White 0/2



Collin McHugh


4.70 (1.48/.297)

133K / 38BB, 18HR

QS: 10

McHugh had been pitching pretty well after a rough April. From the middle of June to the end of July, he was going along good, but he ended July with the worst start of the season allowing eight runs in only 1.2 IP against the Tigers. He allowed 10 hits in the outing. Since then, McHugh has been OK in August, but not as good as before that start good for a 4.42 ERA so far in August. He allowed no homers in the start against the Tigers, but has allowed four in August and the Astros have lost the last four games he has started. McHugh allowed three runs on eight hits in 5.1 IP against the Orioles back in May during their three game sweep. He struck out 10 and walked one.

Splits & Sits

268 vs. left: .299/.354/.425, 8HR

316 vs. right: .296/.335/.449, 10HR

Bases Empty: .316

RISP: .315

RISP w/2 outs: .182

Men on w/2 outs: .186

Man on 3rd, < 2 outs: .368

2016 Away (12 starts)

(3-6) 5.23 (1.54/.306), 7HR

Career vs Baltimore (4 starts)

(1-0) 4.74 (1.42/.300), 3HR

Career @ Camden Yards (2 starts)

(0-0) 4.38 (1.46/.314), 3HR

vs. Batter

Adam Jones (12 AB) .250, S-HR

Manny Machado (12 AB) .333, 2B, RBI

Chris Davis 2/8, HR, 2RBI

Steve Pearce 3/7, HR, 2RBI, 2BB

J.J. Hardy 3/6

Jonathan Schoop 1/6, 2B, RBI

Matt Wieters 2/6

Mark Trumbo 3/5

Nolan Reimold 0/5

Pedro Alvarez 2/4, HR, 4RBI

Hyun-Soo Kim 1/1, 2B, BB

Musgrove didn't look good at all in this game. He didn't seem to have command of anything and was throwing too many fastballs early on. He then tried to switch to breaking stuff, but didn't have command of that either and the Orioles made him pay. Now that he's been stomped, his welcome to the majors is complete. Hoyt comes in and he has no control either leaving pitches inside middle just like Musgrove and the Astros get pounded in the opener as mistake pitch after mistake pitch gets hit out. That's what the Orioles do best; punish bad pitching and there was plenty of it to go around in this one. Gausman allowed five runs (2HR) in 6.2 innings which isn't good either and on any other night, that's enough to lose the game. He gets away with the bad start because Musgrove and Hoyt were worse. The Astros didn't appear to be broken by this loss and kept fighting, so maybe they will try a little harder in game two. It's practically a must win at this point. The pitching totally failed them here. If you can't locate against this team, it's going to be a long night and Gregerson was really the only guy who was able to do that well with three strikeouts in the inning he worked and only one hit.

Miley has not pitched well since coming to Baltimore and McHugh has struggled recently after pitching well for almost two months. Maybe he should have kept the beard? Still, I like McHugh more than Miley here until he proves that he can pitch better at Camden Yards. McHugh is going to have to be good after seeing Musgrove and Hoyt missing spots and getting taken deep.

Toronto had an off day today and Boston lost, so the Orioles are tied for second again 1.5 back of Toronto who will begin a three game series with the Indians. Detroit, of course, beat Boston. The Red Sox took a 3-1 lead in the top of the eighth inning and promptly coughed it back up in the bottom of the eighth. Tazawa was charged with all three runs with the game winning run being walked in by Ziegler. He also walked in the game tying run in game one of the Orioles series, but Boston came back to win that one. The Red Sox got runners on second and third against K-Rod, but Betts hit a line drive to Kinsler that almost got into center field to get the lead back. The Tigers stay 3.5 back of the WC and continue to hang around within striking distance. The Tigers will face the Orioles for three in Detroit starting on September 9th. As for the M's, they lost to the Angels 6-4. Both teams scored in the first inning with the Angels taking the 2-1 lead later increased to 3-1, but a Cruz home run in the next half inning brought it back to 3-2. Aoki doubled to lead off the eighth, but couldn't score and the Angels put up three runs in the bottom of the eighth. The M's got two runs in the ninth on a two run blast from Zunino, but that was the extent of it and they fall to three back in the WC.

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Miley is bad, and McHugh isn't much better. Against a hopefully red-hot Orioles offense, McHugh has his work cut out for him and then some. Basically it looks to be a slugfest even more so than last night. Both teams will score at least 6, I predict.

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