Baltimore Orioles vs Texas Rangers – 6/29/15 MLB Fantasy Sports, Baseball Picks, Odds & Predictions
It will be American League action over national television for Monday June 29th as the Baltimore Orioles will host the Texas Rangers from Major League Baseball. Fantasy baseball draft managers can track the scoring of their rosters from Baltimore at 7PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV.
The Baltimore Orioles have enjoyed recent success against the Texas Rangers by winning four straight and nine of ten games in their head to head meetings.
The Rangers have fallen to 38-38 on the year after a recent bad spell that saw the club lose seven of their past eight games to fall four games in the loss column behind the first place Houston Astros. During this bad spell the Rangers have had trouble pushing runs across as they have been held to two runs or fewer in five of those games.
Baltimore is headed the opposite direction of Texas as the Orioles enter play winners of three straight and six of seven games after winning Game 1 of a doubleheader with Cleveland on Sunday afternoon. The Orioles bats have helped move the team within a game in the loss column to the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL East race. Baltimore is fourth in runs scored per game (4.59), fifth in team batting (.262) and fifth in home runs (89).
Texas Rangers DH: Prince Fielder leads the everyday players of Texas with a batting average of.351 with 12 home runs and 48 RBIs. He enters play on a seven game hitting streak with five straight multiple hit games. Fielder is batting .476 during this span.
Texas Rangers SS: Elvis Andrus has been hot by hitting .350 over his past seven games. He has moved his average up to .251 and has three homers with 27 RBIs season to date.
Texas Rangers 1B: Mitch Moreland cooled off on Sunday as he drew a 0 for 5. For the season Moreland is batting .298 with ten home runs and 36 RBIs. Entering Sunday Moreland was on an 8 for 20 streak. Moreland has had a good month of June by hitting .326 with five homers.
Texas Rangers RF: Shin Soo Cho is in a hitting slump as the ten year pro is 2 for his past 18 that saw his batting average dip to .225. Choo is hitting just .205 for the month of June. Season to date Choo has 8 homers and 32 RBIs.
Texas Rangers P: Wandy Rodriguez is 4-3 on the year in his twelve starts with an ERA of 4.06 and WHIP of 1.38. Rodriguez looks to improve off his worst outing of the year by giving up eight earned runs in four innings against Oakland on Wednesday. In the loss against the Athletics, Rodriguez surrendered 11 hits, 3 walks and two home runs.
Baltimore Orioles 3B: 22 year old Manny Machado enters play with a batting average of .305. He has put up some impressive power numbers with 15 homers and 43 RBIs plus a slugging percentage of .524.
Baltimore Orioles CF: Adam Jones has seen his average dip down to .293 as he is 1 for his past 13 entering Monday’s game. He returned to the lineup Sunday after missing eight days with a shoulder injury.
Baltimore Orioles RF: Travis Snider has seen increased playing time in right field for Baltimore as he is batting .281 for the month of June. Snider is a bit light in the power department at.398 slugging percentage with three homers and 19 RBIs.
Baltimore Orioles 2B: Ryan Flaherty is on a nice 6 of 17 run over the past seven days with a .353 batting average with 5 RBIs.
Baltimore Orioles P: Bud Norris in ten starts sits with a record of 2-6 an ERA of 6.70 and WHIP of 1.61. He has had two horrible starts in April giving up nine and eight earned runs in just 5 1/3rd innings of work. Since that effort some good and bad outings have been sprinkled in.
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DH: Prince Fielder (Rangers)
SS: Elvis Andrus (Rangers)
P: Wandy Rodriguez (Rangers)
1B: Mitch Moreland (Rangers)
3B: Manny Machado (Orioles)
RF: Travis Snider (Orioles)