Cleveland Indians vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 5/15/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
T-Mobile Park is the site where Justus Sheffield and the Seattle Mariners (18-20, 3rd in AL West) will take on the Cleveland Indians (21-14, 2nd in AL Central) on Saturday.
Cleveland has a slugging rate of .381 and have struck out 298 times, while drawing a walk on 112 occasions. They have recorded 139 runs batted in as well as 237 base knocks for the season, and their batting average comes in at .208. The Indians have earned 51 doubles as a squad and have smacked 44 balls out of the park. They have tallied 145 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .283. As a squad, the Cleveland Indians are earning 4.1 runs per game, which ranks them 17th in MLB.
The Indians have an ERA of 3.34 this year (8th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 336 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.73 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.18. Indians pitchers have surrendered 44 home runs in addition to 126 runs in total (3rd in baseball). They have walked 123 opposing players and their FIP is 4.10 as a unit this season.
The Indians have dispatched 108 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year. The relievers have inherited 37 runners this season and 27.0% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have 12 saves on the year and have blown 2 out of their 14 save chances. The Indians bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 85.7% and has entered the game in 29 save situations. The relievers are sitting with 15 holds on the year (22nd in the league). Indians pitchers have entered the game with players on base 29 times as well as having 36 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Indians have transformed 72.0% of balls in play into outs out of 2,814 innings on the field, which has them sitting 5th in professional baseball. The Cleveland Indians are sitting with 938 putouts this season, in addition to 334 assists and 24 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .981 which is 21st in baseball, and they have turned 231 double plays.
McKenzie (3-2 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 4.68 while he has faced 233 hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has surrendered 37 base knocks (5.8 hits per nine innings) and has had 31 walks. His ERA is 3.95 (25 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.193. McKenzie has thrown 57 innings and has racked up 76 strikeouts thus far in his career.
The Seattle Mariners have a team on-base percentage of .280 as well as a team batting average of .201 on the year. They have struck out on 354 instances (8th in baseball) and have notched a total of 241 hits. Seattle is sitting with 44 home runs this season as well as 144 runs batted in. The Mariners have a team SLG% of .360 and they are scoring 3.92 runs per game (23rd in the league). They have 54 doubles, while taking a walk 120 times as well as scoring 149 runs.
The Seattle pitching staff have allowed 174 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.35 (158 earned runs yielded). They have relinquished 43 homers and they relinquish 4.79 runs per 9 innings (21st in MLB). The Mariners hold a team WHIP of 1.271 and have a FIP of 4.34 as a squad on the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.38 (286 strikeouts vs 120 bases on balls). They come in at 19th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 296.
With 37 save situations, the Mariners have accrued 19 holds in addition to 8 blown saves. Seattle has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 18 save opportunities and they have walked away with 10 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 46 times in high leverage situations in addition to 39 occasions with runners on base. Seattle relievers have an inherited score percentage of 32.1% of 56 inherited runners. They sit at 19th in baseball with a save rate of 55.6%, and they have dispatched 120 relief pitchers onto the diamond for the year.
In 2,949 innings played, the Mariners have a efficiency on defense of 70.8% (11th in the majors). The Seattle Mariners have turned 38 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (17th in professional baseball). The Mariners have recorded 356 assists, 23 errors and are sitting with 983 putouts so far this year.
During his career, Sheffield has given up 139 hits and he has 114 K's in 127 innings. Sheffield (6-7 career record) has earned a 4.61 ERA and has conceded 9.9 hits per nine innings. He has allowed a total of 65 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.504 and a FIP of 4.2. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.19 and he has gone up against 565 hitters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cleveland
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