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Kansas City Royals vs Baltimore Orioles 6/9/2023 Game Analysis, Picks and Previews

Kansas City Royals vs Baltimore Orioles 6/9/2023 Game Analysis, Picks and Previews

On June 9, 2023, at 4:05 PM ET, the Kansas City Royals will play the Baltimore Orioles in MLB action at Oriole Park in Camden Yards, MD. The Royals entered the series with the second-worst record in MLB, just behind the Oakland A’s. Conversely, the Orioles continue to own the second-best record in the American League and are now in second place in the AL East. The Royals have lost six of their previous seven games coming off a 3-0 loss to the Marlins in Florida. They will play the Orioles in Baltimore. They have only won 18 games this season, nine at home and nine away. The Royals lost all three games they played against the Marlins 21-8, scoring just one run in the last two games. The Royals lost the last game of the series 6-1 on Wednesday, and they were swept once more this season.

 Daniel Lynch, a left-hander, will pitch for the Royals in game one of the series against the Orioles. Lynch made two starts this year after spending the first two months of the season on the IL. He threw 10.1 innings, giving up 11 hits. He has faced four walks, 13 swinging strikes, and five earned runs thus far. His two starts with the Royals this year, each lasting at least five innings, resulted in a tie. Lynch has two starts against the Orioles, both losses, with a career ERA of 6.00.

 The Royals have used 209 bullpen pitchers so far this season. The bullpen relievers allowed 70 runs this year, and 42.9% of those runners advanced to home plate. So far this year, they have made nine saves but have also missed eight of their past 17 opportunities. The Royals’ relievers entered the game with a 52.9% save percentage and 39 opportunities. The 22 holds by the relief pitchers place them 28th overall in MLB for the season. In addition to 50 appearances in high-stress scenarios, Royals relief pitchers faced the plate 41 times with runners on base.

  • The Kansas City Royals are 1-4 SU in their last 5 meetings with the Orioles.
  • The total stayed UNDER in 8 of Kansas City’s last 9 games on the road.
  • The Royals are 5-15 SU in their last 20 games on the road against Baltimore.

Kansas City Royals vs Baltimore Orioles 6/9/2023 Game Analysis, Picks and Previews

The Baltimore Orioles hold the third-best record in the American League, but they have recently had problems putting together winning streaks. Four of the team’s previous six games had ended in losses before Thursday afternoon’s series finale against the Brewers. Baltimore, who had defeated the Yankees twice on May 24 and 25, also dropped their last three games. On Thursday afternoon in Milwaukee, the Orioles recovered and won 6-3. Kyle Bradish kept the Orioles in the game with ten strikeouts in five innings as his starter, but the offense came to life in the seventh inning to score the game’s final six runs and win the victory.

On Friday night, the ball will be given to Tyler Wells, a right-hander. Wells is 4-2 in 12 games, 11 of which were starts. His ERA is 3.29 after 68.1 innings and 44 hits allowed. Wells has a rate of 9.2 K/9 and a WHIP of 0.85. In six home starts this year, Wells’ ERA is 2.45. He gave up 24 hits in 36.2 innings in solid starts at home this year. His K/9 rate is 9.8, and his WHIP is 0.79.

 The 34 opportunities for Baltimore’s bullpen pitchers to save the game were successful 19 times. With 219 pitchers employed in the bullpen this season, they now own the 24th-best save percentage in MLB. Their bullpen pitchers entered the game 87 times in high-stakes situations and 83 times with runners on base. Baltimore bullpen pitchers had 118 inherited runners.own an inherited scoring percentage of 34.7%. The Orioles have 87 chances to save, but 51 have been held, and 15 have been lost.

  • The total went OVER in 4 of Baltimore’s last 5 meetings with the Royals.
  • The Baltimore Royals are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games at home.
  • Baltimore is 15-5 SU in their last 20 games at home against Kansas City.

Kansas City Royals vs. Baltimore Orioles The MLB pick for this game is the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles will want consistency when they go back home on Friday. They will begin Wells at Camden Yards with a WHIP of 0.75 and a record of 17-12 at home this season. Although Wells is 2-2, he has improved his ERA, WHIP, and K/9 rate at Camden Yards. The Royals, who have lost six of their previous seven games and only scored one run in each of their past two games, will be his opponent.

The Royals are only hitting.225 overall and.223 on the road this season against right-handed pitching. The Orioles have averaged almost four runs per game at home and are hitting close to.260 against lefties this season. Baltimore will probably win the series’ first game by taking advantage of the Royals’ subpar play. The Baltimore Orioles are expected to triumph 7-2.

MLB Starting Time: 4:05 PM ET

Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, MD

Date: Friday, June 9, 2023


MLB Odds: Baltimore Orioles -185

MLB Totals: 8.0

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