Boston Red Sox vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 5/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Texas Rangers
Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Mike Foltynewicz and the Texas Rangers (11-15, 5th in AL West) play the Boston Red Sox (16-10, 1st in AL East) at Globe Life Field on Sunday.
As a unit, the Boston Red Sox are scoring 4.7 runs per game, which has them at 7th in the league. They have racked up 123 runs and have an on-base percentage of .325. The Red Sox have accounted for 61 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 27 baseballs out of the park. They have tallied 109 RBI's in addition to 225 base knocks for the season, and their batting average is .261. Boston is slugging .433 and have struck out 218 times, while drawing a walk on 72 occasions.
The Red Sox have a team ERA of 3.61 this season (10th in the league), and their staff has struck out 247 batters. They have walked 89 opposing players and their FIP is 3.23 as a squad on the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.78 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.25. Red Sox pitchers have conceded 17 home runs and 104 runs in total (14th in baseball).
The Red Sox have sent 84 relievers to the mound for the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 33 runners this year with 33.3% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have accumulated 7 saves this season and have blown 2 out of their 9 save opportunities. The Red Sox relievers have recorded a save rate of 77.8% and stepped onto the hill in 23 save situations. The bullpen have a total of 14 holds on the campaign (11th in the league). Red Sox bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on 23 times as well as having 33 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Boston Red Sox are sitting with 688 putouts for the season, in addition to 231 assists and 18 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .981 which puts them in 26th in professional baseball, and have earned 184 double plays. The Red Sox have turned 68.1% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 2,064 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 26th in the majors.
Richards has thrown 828 innings and has accounted for 724 K's so far in his career. Richards (48-43 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.71 and he has faced 3,486 batters in the majors. His ERA is 3.66 (337 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.265. He has allowed 744 base knocks (8.1 hits per nine innings) with 304 free passes.
The Texas Rangers have an on-base percentage of .304 in addition to a team batting average of .231 over the course of the season. They have been rung up on 275 occasions (1st in baseball) and have recorded 198 hits. Texas has recorded 31 home runs this season as well as 99 RBIs. The Rangers have a team slugging percentage of .373 and they average 3.96 runs per outing (22nd in MLB). They have recorded 23 doubles, while taking a walk 76 times and scoring 103 runs.
The Rangers have a team WHIP of 1.313 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.24 as a unit for the season. They rank 30th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 233. The Texas pitching staff have given up 119 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 4.40 (112 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio is 3.12 (212 strikeouts vs 68 walks). They have given up 35 home runs and they yield 4.67 runs per 9 innings (21st in the league).
Texas relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 17.2% of 29 inherited runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 17 times in high leverage situations in addition to 17 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 18 save situations, the Rangers have 8 holds and also 4 blown saves. They sit at 20th in baseball holding a save percentage of 55.6%, and they have sent 75 relievers to the mound this season. Texas has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 9 save opportunities and they have earned 5 saves.
The Texas Rangers have turned 21 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (19th in the majors). The Rangers have recorded 240 assists, 16 errors and are sitting with 689 putouts on the campaign. In 2,067 innings played, the Rangers have a defensive efficiency of 68.2% (25th in baseball).
In his career, Foltynewicz has allowed 700 hits while he has earned 681 punch outs in 713 innings. He has allowed 344 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.326 and a FIP of 4.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.77 and he has faced 3,066 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career. Foltynewicz (45-45 career record) is the owner of a 4.34 ERA while conceding 8.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Texas
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