Cleveland Indians vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 5/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Yusei Kikuchi and the Seattle Mariners (18-20, 3rd in AL West) host the Cleveland Indians (21-14, 2nd in AL Central) at T-Mobile Park on Sunday.
The Indians have hit 51 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 44 baseballs out of the stadium. Cleveland has a slugging percentage of .381 and have been rung up 298 times, while taking a walk on 112 occasions. As a unit, the Cleveland Indians are earning 4.1 runs/g, which has them sitting at 17th in baseball. They have 139 RBI's and 237 hits on the year, while their batting average comes in at .208. They have earned 145 runs and hold an OBP of .283.
The Indians have an earned run average of 3.34 on the season (8th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 336 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.73 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.18. Indians pitchers have conceded 44 home runs in addition to 126 runs in total (3rd in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 123 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.10 as a team over the course of the season.
The Indians have dispatched 108 relievers to the hill on the year. The relievers have inherited 37 base runners for the season and 27.0% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. They have accumulated 12 saves so far this season and have blown 2 of 14 save opportunities. The Indians relievers have a save percentage of 85.7% and stepped onto the hill in 29 save situations. The relief pitchers have notched 15 holds so far this year (22nd in MLB). Indians bullpen pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 29 times and also have had 36 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Indians have transformed 72.0% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 2,814 innings, which has them sitting at 5th in pro baseball. The Cleveland Indians are sitting with 938 putouts on the campaign, as well as 334 assists and 24 errors. Their fielding rate is at .981 which is 21st in pro baseball, and have accumulated 231 double plays.
Bieber (38-16 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.03 while facing 1,871 hitters in the major leagues. He has given up 408 base knocks (8.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 102 free passes. His ERA is 3.28 (168 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.105. Bieber has thrown 461 innings and has accounted for 584 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career.
Seattle has tallied 44 HRs on the campaign to go along with 144 runs batted in. They have notched 54 doubles, while walking 120 times as well as scoring 149 runs. The Seattle Mariners hold an OBP of .280 in addition to a batting average of .201 this season. The Mariners hold a team SLG% of .360 and they are earning 3.92 runs per game (23rd in the league). They have struck out on 354 occasions (8th in MLB) and have tallied 241 base knocks.
The Mariners have a WHIP of 1.271 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.34 as a unit on the campaign. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.38 (286 strikeouts vs 120 bases on balls). They sit at 19th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 296. They have given up 43 homers and they allow 4.79 runs per 9 innings (21st in MLB). The Seattle pitching staff have conceded 174 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 4.35 (158 earned runs conceded).
Seattle has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 18 save chances and they have recorded 10 saves. They rank 19th in baseball with a save rate of 55.6%, and they have sent 120 relievers onto the field over the course of the season. Their relievers have come in 46 times in high leverage situations in addition to 39 occasions with runners on. Seattle bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 32.1% of 56 inherited runners. With 37 save situations, the Mariners have amassed 19 holds in addition to 8 blown saves.
Out of their 2,949 innings played, the Mariners have a efficiency on defense of 70.8% (11th in baseball). The Seattle Mariners have turned 38 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (17th in professional baseball). The Mariners have accrued 356 assists, 23 errors and are sitting with 983 putouts on the campaign.
In his career, Kikuchi has surrendered 271 base knocks while he has tallied 208 strikeouts in 252 innings. He has given up a total of 146 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.401 and a FIP of 5.0. His K/BB ratio is 2.51 and he has gone up against 1,091 hitters during his MLB career. Kikuchi (9-17 career win-loss record) holds a 5.20 ERA while allowing 9.7 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cleveland
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