Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 5/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Location: TD Ballpark in Dunedin, FL
TD Ballpark is the site where Hyun Jin Ryu and the Toronto Blue Jays (22-17, 2nd in AL East) will play the Boston Red Sox (25-17, 1st in AL East) on Tuesday.
As a team, the Boston Red Sox are notching 5.2 runs per game, which has them sitting at 3rd in the league. They have 217 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .326. The Red Sox have hit 94 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 53 baseballs out of the park. They have 198 RBI's and 376 hits so far this season, and their batting average is at .264. Boston has a slugging rate of .446 and have struck out 354 times, while being walked on 118 occasions.
The Red Sox have compiled a team earned run average of 3.81 so far this year (12th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 391 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.83 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.28. Red Sox pitchers have given up 30 home runs and 172 total runs (15th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 138 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.37 as a squad on the year.
The Red Sox relief pitchers have a save percentage of 63.2% and stepped onto the hill in 46 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 51 base runners so far this year with 37.3% of those runners ended up scoring. Red Sox pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 34 times and also have had 57 appearances in high leverage situations. The Red Sox have sent 135 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. The bullpen are sitting with 27 holds on the campaign (3rd in baseball). They have recorded 12 saves this season and have blown 7 of 19 chances to get a save.
The Red Sox have turned 67.3% of balls in play into outs out of their 3,342 innings, which has them sitting at 29th in MLB. The Boston Red Sox have 1,114 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 383 assists and 28 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .982 which ranks 22nd in pro baseball, and have a total of 292 double plays.
Rodriguez has taken the mound for 738 frames and has 749 strikeouts in his MLB career. His ERA is 4.04 (331 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.291. He has given up 699 base knocks (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 254 walks. Rodriguez (56-32 career record) has a FIP of 3.92 while he has gone up against 3,133 batters in the majors.
Toronto has tallied 56 home runs for the year to go along with 181 RBIs. They have 52 two-baggers, while walking 115 times as well as earning 192 runs. The Toronto Blue Jays have earned an on-base percentage of .313 in addition to a team batting average of .246 on the campaign. The Blue Jays hold a team slugging % of .416 and they average 4.92 runs per game (6th in the league). They have struck out on 328 occasions (25th in baseball) and have earned 324 base knocks.
The Blue Jays are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.256 and have a FIP of 4.19 as a squad on the campaign. They rank 15th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 308. The Toronto pitching staff have given up 156 runs on the season while having an ERA of 3.85 (145 earned runs relinquished). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.97 (351 strikeouts against 118 bases on balls). They have conceded 50 dingers and they give up 4.14 runs per 9 innings (12th in baseball).
Toronto bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 29.7% out of 64 inherited base runners. Their relievers have come in 46 times in high leverage situations in addition to 46 occasions with runners on base. With 38 save situations, the Blue Jays have amassed 24 holds and also 3 blown saves. They rank 6th in baseball with a save percentage of 75.0%, and they have sent 141 relief pitchers to the mound this year. Toronto has had relief pitchers enter the game in 12 save opportunities and they have walked away with 9 saves.
The Toronto Blue Jays have twisted 40 double plays and have a fielding rate of .986 (8th in professional baseball). The Blue Jays have 357 assists, 20 errors and are sitting with 1,019 putouts this year. In 3,057 innings on the diamond, the Blue Jays hold a defensive efficiency of 69.6% (17th in MLB).
So far in his pro baseball career, Ryu has conceded 795 base hits while he has totaled 775 strikeouts in 847 innings pitched. He has conceded 278 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.158 and having a FIP of 3.3. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.17 and he has gone up against 3,460 opposing batters so far in his career. Ryu (62-37 career mark) is the owner of a 2.95 ERA and has surrendered 8.4 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Boston
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