Series Preview: Orioles (35-84) vs Mets (50-66)

After getting swept by the Red Sox over the weekend, the Orioles will look to wrap up the home stand on a high note with a two-game mini series against the Mets.

The Orioles (35-84) will also be looking to snap a five-game losing streak before heading to Cleveland. It marks the seventh time that the Orioles have lost five or more in a row this season.

The Mets (50-66) come into town in decent form and in the middle of a lengthy 11-game road trip. They’ve gone 3-1 so far during their spell away from Citi Field and have won six of their last nine contests overall.

Andrew Cashner (3-10, 4.83 ERA) will take on Jason Vargas (2-8, 8.75 ERA) in tonight’s series opener.

Cashner put in an impressive performance during his last start in Tampa and allowed just one earned run on four hits over seven innings, but was let down by a dismal defensive display and took the no-decision as a result. Cashner has been a bright spot in the Orioles rotation for quite some time now and has recorded seven quality starts over his last eleven outings. He’s also allowed two earned runs or less in five of his last seven starts.

Vargas saw his nightmare campaign continue during his last start against the Reds after allowing three runs on three hits over just a third of an inning before getting the hook. The veteran southpaw has gone 0-3 with a 12.75 ERA over his last four starts.

Dylan Bundy (7-10, 4.70 ERA) up against Zach Wheeler (7-6, 3.82 ERA) in the series finale.

Bundy is having an uneven season. He struggled in his last start against the Red Sox, allowing eight runs (seven earned) over five innings. He is 1-0 in his only career start against the Mets.

Wheeler stayed in sparkling form during his last start against Miami and picked up the win after allowing just two runs on four hits over seven innings. The Mets red-hot righty has gone undefeated over his last seven starts and owns a 5-0 record and a sublime 2.56 ERA during that span. Over his last four contests, Wheeler has gone a perfect 4-0 and owns a microscopic 1.33 ERA over 27 innings of work.

That’s all for now, folks!

Here’s to snapping the losing skid.

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