Anderson returns from disabled list for A’s
The Athletics are scheduled to hand the ball to lefty Brett Anderson, who is set to come off the 10-day disabled list to make just his 14th start of the season. The veteran left-hander is slated to make his first start since August 27, when he allowed five earned runs on seven hits in 2 ⅔ innings of work on the road against the Houston Astros. Anderson had been turning his season around before his injury. Prior to his injury against Houston, he had surrendered two earned runs or less in six of his previous eight starts. The 30-year-old comes in with a 3-4 overall record to go along with a 4.02 ERA in 13 starts this year.
Anderson last started against the Orioles in 2017, tossing six innings of three-run ball in a no-decision at Camden Yards. According to Baseball Savant, the current Orioles roster is batting just .186 in 47 career plate appearances against Anderson.
Bundy looks to finish the season strong after horrible stretch
The Orioles will counter with right-hander Dylan Bundy, who hasn’t posted a quality outing in more than a month. The 25-year-old right-hander comes into Thursday night’s matchup with a 7-14 overall record to go along with a 5.58 ERA in 27 starts this season. He has given up six earned runs or more in four of his last six outings and three runs or more in 10 of his last 11 outings dating back to the beginning of July. Bundy is fresh off of allowing six earned runs on four hits and five walks in just four innings of work on the road against the Tampa Bay Rays. He owns a 1-5 record and an 8.29 ERA in nine starts since the All-star break, while allowing opposing hitters to bat a healthy .318 against him during that span.
While Bundy hasn’t starts against the Athletics this season, he’s made three appearances (two starts) against them dating back to 2015. He is 1-0 with a 3.86 ERA in those outings and the current Athletics roster is batting just .237 in 41 plate appearances against Bundy heading into this game.
- Orioles are 11-40 in their last 51 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- Orioles are 5-22 in their last 27 vs. American League West.
- Orioles are 10-44 in their last 54 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Athletics are 4-1 in their last 5 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Athletics are 16-5 in their last 21 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Athletics are 19-7 in their last 26 vs. American League East