Baltimore Orioles vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 5/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Monday, May 24, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
John Means and the Baltimore Orioles (17-26, 5th in AL East) go to Target Field on Monday where they'll take on the Minnesota Twins (15-28, 5th in AL Central).
Baltimore has a slugging percentage of .375 and have struck out 367 times, while taking a walk on 127 occasions. They have 161 RBI's in addition to 330 hits so far this year, while their team batting average comes in at .231. The Orioles have accrued 68 doubles as a team and have hit 43 balls out of the stadium. They have earned 168 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .297. As a squad, the Baltimore Orioles are compiling 3.9 runs per game, which is 24th in baseball.
The Orioles have compiled a team ERA of 4.71 this season (25th in the league), and the staff has struck out 371 hitters. They have walked 139 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.64 as a unit for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.67 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.33. Orioles pitchers have conceded 65 home runs and 209 total runs (23rd in baseball).
The Orioles have sent 151 relievers to the hill so far this year. The relievers have inherited 90 base runners over the course of the season and 40.0% of them earned a run for their team. They have recorded 9 saves on the year and have missed out on 10 of their 19 save opportunities. The Orioles relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 47.4% and stepped onto the hill in 45 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 25 holds this season (10th in MLB). Orioles bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 60 times in addition to having 55 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Baltimore Orioles are sitting with 1,134 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 348 assists and 21 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .986 which puts them in 6th in baseball, and have earned 298 double plays. The Orioles have transformed 70.0% of balls in play into outs in their 3,402 innings, which has them sitting 13th in baseball.
Means has taken the ball for 260 innings and has tallied 226 punch outs in his career. His ERA is 3.46 (100 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.033. He has conceded 213 hits (7.4 hits per 9 innings) and has had 56 walks. Means (18-15 career win-loss mark) holds a FIP of 4.35 while he has faced 1,044 opposing hitters during his time in the majors.
The Minnesota Twins have accumulated an OBP of .311 as well as a batting average of .240 this season. They have been called out on strikes on 374 instances (18th in baseball) and have a total of 346 hits. Minnesota has recorded 59 HRs for the season and 183 runs batted in. The Twins hold a slugging % of .420 and they are recording 4.47 runs per game (14th in baseball). They have tallied 74 doubles, while getting a free base 135 times as well as recording 192 runs.
The Twins have a team WHIP of 1.340 in addition to having a FIP of 4.77 as a staff this year. They sit at 21st in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 357. The Minnesota pitching staff have surrendered 227 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 4.84 (199 earned runs conceded). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.56 (356 strikeouts vs 139 walks). They have yielded 65 long balls and they yield 5.52 runs per 9 innings (27th in MLB).
Minnesota bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 68.5% out of 54 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 45 times in high leverage situations and on 36 occasions with runners on. With 34 save situations, the Twins have earned 20 holds and also 7 blown saves. They are currently ranked 26th in the league holding a save percentage of 50.0%, and they have dispatched 135 relievers to the mound for the season. Minnesota has had relievers take the mound in 14 save opportunities and they have come away with 7 saves.
In 3,333 innings played, the Twins have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.6% (16th in professional baseball). The Minnesota Twins have turned 38 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (17th in baseball). The Twins have 379 assists, 25 errors and have accounted for 1,111 putouts during this campaign.
Shoemaker (45-38 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 3.99 ERA while conceding 8.5 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.47 and he has faced 2,657 batters in his MLB career. He has surrendered 285 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.199 and having a FIP of 4.2. In his career, Shoemaker has surrendered 607 hits while he has accumulated 565 K's in 642 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Minnesota
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