Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 5/13/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Spencer Turnbull and the Detroit Tigers (11-24, 5th in AL Central) host the Kansas City Royals (16-18, 3rd in AL Central) at Comerica Park on Thursday.
The Royals have accumulated 51 doubles as a team and have hit 32 balls out of the park. Kansas City is slugging .385 and have struck out 282 times, while drawing a walk on 109 occasions. As a team, the Kansas City Royals are knocking in 4.2 runs/g, which ranks them 15th in the league. They have accumulated 136 RBI's as well as 262 hits so far this season, while their team batting average is sitting at .235. They have a total of 144 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .305.
The Royals hold a team ERA of 4.91 on the year (27th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 296 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 133 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.17 as a team over the course of the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.23 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.41. Royals pitchers have relinquished 36 home runs in addition to 176 total runs (26th in MLB).
The Royals relievers have earned a save rate of 64.3% and has stepped onto the mound in 32 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 65 base runners on the year with 29.2% of those players ended up scoring. Royals bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 42 times in addition to having 38 appearances in high leverage situations. The Royals have dispatched 122 relievers to the hill so far this season. The relievers have racked up 18 holds so far this year (15th in baseball). They have tallied 9 saves for the year and have blown 5 of their 14 save chances.
The Kansas City Royals have amassed 893 putouts on the year, in addition to 282 assists and 23 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .981 which has them sitting 23rd in MLB, and have 235 double plays. The Royals have converted 67.9% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 2,679 innings, which has them sitting 27th in professional baseball.
Lynch has thrown 5 innings and has earned 3 strikeouts during his career. Lynch (0-1 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 7.23 while he has gone up against 31 batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 18.56 (11 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 3.000. He has conceded 11 hits (18.6 hits per 9 innings) with 5 free passes.
The Tigers hold a team slugging % of .353 and they average 3.40 runs per game (30th in MLB). They have hit 35 two-baggers, while walking 100 times and scoring 119 runs. Detroit has recorded 34 long balls on the year to go along with 117 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 363 occasions (4th in the league) and have a total of 243 base knocks. The Detroit Tigers have an on-base percentage of .284 as well as a team batting average of .216 on the season.
The Tigers hold a team WHIP of 1.487 and have a FIP of 4.95 as a team on the campaign. They have a ranking of 24th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 300. The Detroit pitching staff have given up 186 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 5.12 (168 earned runs surrendered). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.92 (267 strikeouts against 139 bases on balls). They have surrendered 48 homers and they surrender 5.67 runs per 9 innings (29th in the league).
Detroit bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 39.0% out of 59 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 23 times in high leverage situations and also on 35 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 23 save situations, the Tigers have earned 11 holds in addition to 5 blown saves. They sit at 20th in MLB with a save rate of 54.5%, and they have dispatched 110 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the year. Detroit has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 11 save opportunities and they have converted 6 saves.
In 2,661 innings played, the Tigers have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (24th in MLB). The Detroit Tigers have turned 26 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .979 (26th in baseball). The Tigers have recorded 303 assists, 25 errors and have accounted for 887 putouts so far this year.
Turnbull (8-25 career mark) has earned a 4.57 ERA while allowing 8.9 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.34 and he has gone up against 1,052 opposing batters thus far in his career. He has given up a total of 122 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.390 and a FIP of 3.8. In his pro baseball career, Turnbull has surrendered 237 base hits and he has 227 punch outs in 240 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Detroit
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