Orioles vs. Rays Probable Starting Pitchers Today – June 9

The Baltimore Orioles (41-22) play the Tampa Bay Rays (31-33) on Sunday at Tropicana Field, at 1:40 PM ET.

The Orioles will give the nod to Grayson Rodriguez (6-2, 3.28 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 7 on the season, and the Rays will turn to Zack Littell (2-3, 3.56 ERA).

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Orioles vs. Rays Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Sunday, June 9, 2024
  • Time: 1:40 PM ET
  • TV: MASN2
  • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Venue: Tropicana Field
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Rodriguez – BAL (6-2, 3.28 ERA) vs Littell – TB (2-3, 3.56 ERA)

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Orioles Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Grayson Rodriguez

  • The Orioles will hand the ball to Rodriguez (6-2) for his 11th start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Monday, when he gave up one earned run and allowed seven hits in 6 2/3 innings against the Toronto Blue Jays.
  • The 24-year-old has pitched to a 3.28 ERA this season with 10.1 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 3.3 walks per nine across 10 games.
  • In 10 starts this season, he’s earned five quality starts.
  • Rodriguez will look to finish five or more innings for the sixth start in a row.
  • He has two appearances with no earned runs allowed in 10 chances this season.

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Rays Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Zack Littell

  • Littell gets the start for the Rays, his 13th of the season. He is 2-3 with a 3.56 ERA and 66 strikeouts over 68 1/3 innings pitched.
  • His last appearance came on Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles, when the right-hander went six innings, surrendering three earned runs while allowing 11 hits.
  • The 28-year-old has an ERA of 3.56, with 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings in 12 games this season. Opponents are hitting .280 against him.
  • Littell is looking for his third quality start in a row.
  • Littell will try to extend a 10-game streak of pitching five or more innings (he’s averaging 5.7 innings per appearance).
  • In one of his 12 total appearances this season he has not surrendered an earned run.
  • Among pitchers who qualify in MLB action this season, the 28-year-old ranks 42nd in ERA (3.56), 58th in WHIP (1.288), and 34th in K/9 (8.7).

Zack Littell vs. Orioles

  • The opposing Orioles offense has the best slugging percentage (.448) and ranks first in home runs hit (100) in all of MLB. They have a collective .247 batting average, and are 12th in the league with 535 total hits and fifth in MLB play scoring 322 runs.
  • Littell has a 4.50 ERA and a 2.000 WHIP against the Orioles this season in six innings pitched, allowing a .393 batting average over one appearance.

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