Boston Red Sox vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 5/23/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Sunday, May 23, 2021
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Eduardo Rodriguez and the Boston Red Sox (27-18, 1st in AL East) go to Citizens Bank Park on Sunday where they'll meet the Philadelphia Phillies (22-22, 2nd in NL East).
Boston owns a slugging percentage of .450 and have been rung up 384 times, while being walked on 123 occasions. They have 213 RBI's in addition to 408 base knocks for the year, while their average at the plate is .266. The Red Sox have tallied 100 doubles as a squad and have knocked 59 balls out of the park. They have tallied 232 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .326. As a team, the Boston Red Sox are knocking in 5.2 runs per game, which has them at 3rd in the league.
The Red Sox have an earned run average of 3.90 so far this year (13th in the league), and their staff has rung up 419 batters. They have walked 150 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 3.37 as a unit this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.79 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.32. Red Sox pitchers have given up 32 home runs in addition to 190 runs in total (16th in MLB).
The Red Sox have dispatched 143 relievers to the hill on the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 56 base runners on the season with 35.7% of those players ended up scoring. They have accumulated 13 saves this year and have not converted 7 out of their 20 save chances. The Red Sox relievers have recorded a save percentage of 65.0% and stepped onto the hill in 47 save situations. The bullpen have tallied 27 holds so far this year (7th in baseball). Red Sox bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 37 times as well as having 59 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Boston Red Sox have earned 1,192 putouts this season, in addition to 412 assists and 32 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .980 which has them ranked 25th in baseball, and have earned 315 double plays. The Red Sox have converted 66.2% of baseballs in play into outs in their 3,576 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 29th in the majors.
Rodriguez (56-33 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 3.90 while going up against 3,159 hitters in the majors. He has surrendered 710 base hits (8.6 hits per 9 innings) with 255 free passes. His earned run average is 4.07 (336 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.299. Rodriguez has taken the mound for 743 innings and is sitting with 755 punch outs in his pro baseball career.
The Philadelphia Phillies have recorded an on-base percentage of .311 and a team batting average of .238 this year. They have been rung up on 449 occasions (2nd in MLB) and have notched a total of 345 base hits. Philadelphia has 45 long balls for the season and 170 RBIs. The Phillies have a slugging percentage of .382 and they score 4.07 runs per game (19th in the league). They have recorded 63 two-baggers, while getting a free base 143 times as well as earning 179 runs.
The Phillies are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.272 with a FIP of 4.09 as a squad for the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.22 (403 strikeouts vs 125 free passes). They sit at 23rd in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 366. They have given up 57 homers and they allow 4.41 runs per 9 innings (15th in the league). The Philadelphia pitching staff have given up 189 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 4.15 (178 earned runs surrendered).
Philadelphia bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 47.4% out of 57 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 61 times in high leverage situations and on 39 occasions with base runners. With 41 save situations, the Phillies have 20 holds in addition to 9 blown saves. They are ranked 21st in MLB holding a save rate of 55.0%, and they have sent 136 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond so far this year. Philadelphia has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 20 save chances and they have come away with 11 saves.
In 3,474 innings on the diamond, the Phillies are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (21st in pro baseball). The Philadelphia Phillies have turned 39 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .985 (9th in the majors). The Phillies have accrued 388 assists, 23 errors and have a total of 1,158 putouts over the course of the season.
So far in his MLB career, Wheeler has allowed 814 base hits while he has earned 845 K's in 881 innings. He has surrendered 354 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.263 and a FIP of 3.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.83 and he has gone up against 3,707 batters so far in his pro baseball career. Wheeler (51-42 career mark) has a 3.62 ERA while allowing 8.3 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Boston
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