Orioles (40-41) vs. Brewers (44-40)

Where: Miller Park


First pitch: 2:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: MASN/105.7 FM

Starting pitchers: Orioles LHP Wade Miley (3-6, 4.54 ERA) vs. Brewers LHP Brent Suter (0-1, 4.20 ERA)

Peter Schmuck's Orioles report card for the week (June 26-July 2)

Every week of the regular season, columnist Peter Schmuck will grade the performance of the Orioles in five categories.

Series matchup

Offense (MLB rank)

Runs per game: Orioles (4.48, 21st); Brewers (4.82, 13th)

Average: Orioles (.253, 16th); Brewers (.252, 17th)

Home runs: Orioles (114, t-10th); Brewers (127, third)

OPS: Orioles (.733, 23rd); Brewers (.773, eighth)

Pitching (MLB rank)

Team ERA: Orioles (5.03, 29th); Brewers (4.26, 12th)

Starters' ERA: Orioles (5.53, 29th); Brewers (4.27, eighth)

Bullpen ERA: Orioles (4.32, 19th); Brewers (4.24, 16th)

Fielding (MLB rank)


Fielding percentage: Orioles (.984, 13th); Brewers (.981, 27th)

Errors: Orioles (47, t-11th fewest); Brewers (60, t-third most)

UZR/150: Orioles (-2.7, 23rd); Brewers (-3.4, 24th)

Defensive runs saved: Orioles (-15, 24th); Brewers (6, 14th)

What to watch

1. On the road again. The Orioles head back on the road for their final seven games before the All-Star break. That starts with three games at the Brewers, winners of three straight before dropping their season finale in Miami. The Orioles come in having lost two of three to the Tampa Bay Rays, but they won each of their past two road series.

2. Trumbombs. Mark Trumbo's power numbers are down, as he has just 12 homers at the midpoint of the season. But two have come in the past three games. Over the past eight games, he has added three doubles and has driven in seven runs.

3. Miles of concerns. Wade Miley hasn't held a team under four runs in his past five starts, during which time he has a 9.58 ERA. His ERA has leapt from 2.82 to 4.54 during that stretch. Miley is 3-1 in 5.17 ERA in five starts against the Brewers.

Orioles lineup

LF Joey Rickard
3B Manny Machado
2B Jonathan Schoop
CF Adam Jones
RF Mark Trumbo
1B Trey Mancini
C Welington Castillo
SS Ruben Tejada
LHP Wade Miley

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