Cleveland Indians vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 5/14/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Friday, May 14, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Aaron Civale and the Cleveland Indians (20-14, 2nd in AL Central) travel to T-Mobile Park on Friday where they'll take on the Seattle Mariners (18-19, 3rd in AL West).
Cleveland is slugging .382 and have struck out 287 times, while taking a walk on 112 occasions. They have amassed 135 runs batted in and 231 base knocks for the year, and their team batting average is at .209. The Indians have hit 51 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 42 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 141 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .285. As a unit, the Cleveland Indians are notching 4.2 runs per contest, which ranks them 18th in MLB.
The Indians are sitting with a team ERA of 3.38 on the campaign (7th in the league), and their staff has struck out 333 batters. They have walked 117 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.05 as a squad on the year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.85 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.19. Indians pitchers have allowed 43 long balls in addition to 124 total runs (3rd in baseball).
Indians pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 28 times as well as having 34 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have notched 14 holds on the campaign (22nd in baseball). The Indians bullpen have a save rate of 84.6% and stepped onto the hill in 27 save situations. They have compiled 11 saves for the year and have blown 2 out of their 13 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 34 base runners this season and 29.4% of them crossed the plate. The Indians have dispatched 106 relievers to the hill for the year.
The Cleveland Indians have 911 putouts for the season, as well as 323 assists and 24 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .981 which has them sitting 22nd in professional baseball, and have accumulated 223 double plays. The Indians have converted 71.3% of balls in play into outs out of their 2,733 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 8th in baseball.
Civale has taken the mound for 178 innings and has accumulated 148 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.49 (69 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.157. He has surrendered 160 base hits (8.1 hits per 9 innings) with 46 walks. Civale (12-10 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 3.85 while he has faced 721 opposing batters in the majors.
Seattle has knocked in 43 HRs so far this season as well as 142 runs batted in. They have 54 two-baggers, while taking a walk 114 times as well as putting up 147 runs. The Seattle Mariners have accounted for an on-base percentage of .281 in addition to a team batting average of .204 this year. The Mariners hold a slugging percentage of .364 and they average 3.97 runs per contest (23rd in baseball). They have been rung up on 351 occasions (8th in the league) and are sitting with 239 base knocks.
The Mariners hold a team WHIP of 1.288 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.36 as a pitching staff this season. They come in at 19th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 290. The Seattle pitching staff have surrendered 170 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 4.36 (154 earned runs allowed). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.29 (275 strikeouts vs 120 bases on balls). They have given up 41 long balls and they surrender 4.81 runs per 9 innings (21st in the league).
Seattle has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 18 save chances and they have earned 10 saves. They sit at 19th in the league holding a save rate of 55.6%, and they have dispatched 117 relievers to the mound so far this season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 46 times in high leverage situations and on 39 occasions with runners on. Seattle relievers have an inherited score rate of 32.1% out of their 56 inherited runners. Sitting with 37 save situations, the Mariners have earned 19 holds and 8 blown saves.
In 2,841 innings played, the Mariners hold a defensive efficiency of 73.2% (2nd in baseball). The Seattle Mariners have twisted 24 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .992 (1st in the majors). The Mariners have racked up 338 assists, 11 errors and have 947 putouts for the year.
During his pro baseball career, Flexen has given up 131 base hits while he has totaled 72 strikeouts in 101 frames. Flexen (6-12 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 6.66 earned run average and has conceded 11.6 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered a total of 75 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.895 and a FIP of 5.8. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.18 and he has faced 484 batters during his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cleveland
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