Baltimore Orioles vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 5/26/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Jorge Lopez and the Baltimore Orioles (17-30, 5th in AL East) travel to Target Field on Wednesday where they'll take on the Minnesota Twins (18-29, 5th in AL Central).
Baltimore is slugging .384 and have been called out on strikes 399 times, while drawing a walk on 140 occasions. They have tallied 180 runs batted in and 369 hits this season, and their team batting average is sitting at .235. The Orioles have accounted for 81 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 47 balls out of the park. They have a total of 187 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .301. As a team, the Baltimore Orioles are recording 4.0 runs/g, which ranks them 25th in the league.
Orioles pitchers have surrendered 70 long balls and also 239 total runs (25th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 151 opposing players and their FIP is 4.62 as a team on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.68 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.37. The Orioles are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.96 on the campaign (28th in MLB), and they have rung up 404 hitters.
Orioles pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 64 times as well as having 58 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 26 holds for the season (10th in the league). The Orioles relievers have recorded a save rate of 45.0% and stepped onto the hill in 47 save situations. They have recorded 9 saves on the season and have missed out on 11 of their 20 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 96 runners for the season and 41.7% of those runners crossed the plate. The Orioles have sent 163 relief pitchers to the hill for the year.
The Orioles have converted 68.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of 3,690 innings on the diamond, ranking them 21st in pro baseball. The Baltimore Orioles have a tally of 1,230 putouts thus far, as well as 379 assists and 24 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .985 which is 8th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 326 double plays.
Lopez has taken the mound for 267 frames and is sitting with 227 K's so far in his pro baseball career. Lopez (10-22 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 5.14 and he has faced 1,188 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 6.03 (179 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.500. He has given up 303 base hits (10.2 hits per 9 innings) and has had 98 free passes.
The Minnesota Twins hold an on-base percentage of .315 as well as a batting average of .242 over the course of the season. They have been called out on strikes on 416 instances (16th in MLB) and have a total of 383 base hits. Minnesota has knocked in 65 home runs so far this season as well as 211 RBIs. The Twins hold a slugging % of .422 and they average 4.70 runs per game (9th in the league). They have 79 two-baggers, while walking 155 times as well as recording 221 runs.
The Twins have a WHIP of 1.329 and have a FIP of 4.65 as a unit over the course of the season. They come in at 21st in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 390. The Minnesota pitching staff have conceded 240 runs on the season while holding an ERA of 4.66 (211 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.60 (393 strikeouts against 151 free passes). They have given up 68 long balls and they yield 5.31 runs per 9 innings (26th in baseball).
With 40 save situations, the Twins have amassed 23 holds and 9 blown saves. Minnesota has had relief pitchers take the mound in 17 save chances and they have walked away with 8 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 55 times in high leverage situations and on 38 occasions with runners on base. Minnesota relievers have an inherited score rate of 68.5% of 54 inherited base runners. They rank 26th in the league with a save percentage of 47.1%, and they have sent 149 relievers to the mound for the season.
The Minnesota Twins have turned 42 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .984 (15th in the majors). The Twins have recorded 420 assists, 27 errors and have earned 1,222 putouts this season. Out of their 3,666 innings on the field, the Twins are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.5% (13th in MLB).
Pineda (55-48 career win-loss mark) has a 3.97 ERA and has surrendered 8.6 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.41 and he has gone up against 3,685 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 393 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.177 and a FIP of 3.7. So far in his pro baseball career, Pineda has conceded 847 base knocks while earning 891 punch outs in 891 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Baltimore
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