Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 5/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Monday, May 24, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Spencer Turnbull and the Detroit Tigers (17-26, 4th in AL Central) play the Cleveland Indians (23-18, 2nd in AL Central) at Comerica Park on Monday.
Cleveland has a slugging % of .387 and have been called out on strikes 347 times, while taking a walk on 128 occasions. They have accrued 158 runs batted in as well as 286 hits so far this season, while their average at the plate comes in at .213. The Indians have recorded 62 doubles as a squad and have smacked 52 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accumulated 166 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .286. As a unit, the Cleveland Indians are scoring 4.1 runs per outing, which puts them at 20th in baseball.
The Indians have compiled a team earned run average of 3.65 on the year (9th in the league), and their staff has rung up 392 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 147 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.25 as a unit on the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.67 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.21. Indians pitchers have surrendered 54 home runs in addition to 157 runs in total (5th in the league).
The Indians relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 87.5% and has come into the game in 33 save situations. The relievers have inherited 44 base runners for the year and 27.3% of those runners crossed the plate. Indians pitchers have come into the game with players on base 33 times as well as having 40 appearances in high leverage situations. The Indians have sent 124 relief pitchers to the mound for the year. The relief pitchers have a total of 17 holds on the campaign (24th in baseball). They have tallied 14 saves for the season and have blown 2 out of their 16 chances to get a save.
The Cleveland Indians have earned a total of 1,088 putouts this year, in addition to 373 assists and 24 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .984 which ranks 15th in professional baseball, and have 275 double plays. The Indians have converted 72.0% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 3,264 innings, which has them sitting 5th in MLB.
Plesac has pitched in 226 innings and has totaled 182 strikeouts during his career. Plesac (16-11 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.41 and he has gone up against 898 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 3.46 (87 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.062. He has surrendered 183 hits (7.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 57 free passes.
Detroit has recorded 40 long balls so far this season to go along with 151 RBIs. They have notched 46 doubles, while getting a free base 124 times as well as scoring 154 runs. The Detroit Tigers have compiled a team on-base percentage of .292 in addition to a batting average of .224 on the campaign. The Tigers have a team slugging percentage of .357 and they score 3.58 runs per contest (28th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 443 occasions (4th in the league) and have recorded 313 base knocks.
The Detroit pitching staff have given up 211 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.67 (191 earned runs conceded). They have given up 53 dingers and they allow 5.16 runs per 9 innings (25th in MLB). The Tigers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.388 with a FIP of 4.62 as a team this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.14 (340 strikeouts vs 159 free passes). They come in at 19th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 352.
Detroit relievers have an inherited score rate of 35.9% out of 64 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 29 times in high leverage situations in addition to 39 occasions with base runners. With 37 save situations, the Tigers have tallied 21 holds and also 6 blown saves. They are ranked 15th in MLB with a save percentage of 60.0%, and they have dispatched 134 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season. Detroit has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 15 save opportunities and they have tallied 9 saves.
The Detroit Tigers have turned 33 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .981 (23rd in pro baseball). The Tigers have accrued 370 assists, 28 errors and have notched a total of 1,106 putouts so far this year. Out of their 3,318 innings on the field, the Tigers have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.6% (17th in baseball).
So far in his MLB career, Turnbull has surrendered 243 hits while totaling 243 punch outs in 255 innings. Turnbull (10-25 career record) holds a 4.33 earned run average and has conceded 8.6 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 123 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.342 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.43 and he has gone up against 1,108 batters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Detroit
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