1. Bullpen woes. The Orioles have lost seven straight in a variety of ways, but the bullpen has been at the heart of the problems. Without Darren O’Day and Richard Bleier, nobody has stepped in to fill the void.
2. On Deck. The Angels’ starter, Deck McGuire, is making his first start for Los Angeles, and his first start since 2017 with the Cincinnati Reds. He was a reliever for the Blue Jays earlier this season before being acquired by the Angels.
3. Hard-luck Gausman. Kevin Gausman hasn’t won since May 11, but has had quality starts in three of his last four starts.