Seattle (Gonzalez) at Baltimore (Tillman) -115 O/U 10
The Orioles remain in the hunt for a Wild Card berth as they enter tonight two games out. They've managed to stick around thanks to a impressive surge that has seen the offense average 5.85 runs per game over their last 28 games (17-11). The team's pitching during that span has also been uncharacteristically adequate with a 3.65 ERA. But tonight's starter, Chris Tillman, didn't have much of a hand in the success. In fact, he was recently sequestered to the bullpen only to allow four runs over 5.1 IP in his last start back on Aug. 20. Tillman's numbers are historically bad and with little to no ability to miss bats, no matchup is favorable. Seattle counters with Marco Gonzalez who has yet to complete five innings in any of this five starts. He's been hammered for seven home runs over 20.2 IP despite a pedigree for inducing ground balls. This will also mark a second turn against the Orioles; the first was a ultra-rough 4.1 IP, 9 hits, 4 ER, 1 K effort two weeks ago. It wouldn't shock me to see neither pitcher make it to the fifth inning in this one as we look over the total.