Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 5/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Saturday, May 29, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
J.A. Happ and the Minnesota Twins (20-29, 4th in AL Central) host the Kansas City Royals (23-24, 3rd in AL Central) at Target Field on Saturday.
As a team, the Kansas City Royals are notching 4.1 runs per game, which has them sitting at 19th in the league. They have accumulated 189 runs and hold an OBP of .303. The Royals have hit 63 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 42 balls out of the park. They have recorded 178 runs batted in as well as 348 base knocks this year, and their batting average is sitting at .234. Kansas City has a slugging percentage of .375 and have struck out 377 times, while drawing a walk on 138 occasions.
The Royals have an ERA of 4.43 for the year (21st in the league), and they have struck out 410 batters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.32 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.39. Royals pitchers have conceded 43 long balls in addition to 213 total runs (17th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 177 opposing players and their FIP sits at 3.93 as a squad for the season.
Royals relief pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 51 times as well as having 51 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have a total of 25 holds this season (14th in the league). The Royals relief pitchers have a save rate of 63.2% and has entered the game in 44 save situations. They have tallied 12 saves for the year and have not converted 7 of their 19 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 80 runners over the course of the season and 30.0% of them crossed home plate. The Royals have sent 157 relief pitchers to the hill on the season.
The Kansas City Royals have earned 1,195 putouts thus far, as well as 388 assists and 27 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which has them sitting 18th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 320 double plays. The Royals have transformed 67.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 3,585 innings, ranking them 28th in the majors.
Hernandez has taken the ball for 18 frames and has tallied 18 punch outs thus far in his career. His earned run average is 6.00 (12 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 2.000. He has conceded 25 hits (12.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 11 free passes. Hernandez (1-1 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 6.07 while he has gone up against 87 opposing hitters in the majors.
The Twins hold a slugging percentage of .427 and they have an average of 4.75 runs per game (9th in baseball). They have put up 85 two-baggers, while getting a free base 158 times and scoring 228 runs. Minnesota has tallied 67 long balls this year and 216 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 425 occasions (17th in the league) and have 393 base hits. The Minnesota Twins are sitting with an OBP of .316 in addition to a team batting average of .243 on the campaign.
The Twins have a WHIP of 1.331 and have a FIP of 4.63 as a unit on the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.60 (401 strikeouts against 154 free passes). They are sitting at 22nd in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 400. They have given up 69 homers and they surrender 5.28 runs per 9 innings (25th in the league). The Minnesota pitching staff have conceded 244 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 4.61 (213 earned runs surrendered).
Minnesota relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 64.9% out of their 57 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 56 times in high leverage situations and on 40 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 44 save situations, the Twins have amassed 26 holds and also 9 blown saves. They are ranked 26th in baseball with a save rate of 50.0%, and they have dispatched 153 bullpen pitchers to the mound for the year. Minnesota has had relief pitchers take the mound in 18 save chances and they have recorded 9 saves.
The Minnesota Twins have turned 42 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (19th in pro baseball). The Twins have accrued 431 assists, 29 errors and have earned 1,249 putouts so far this season. Out of their 3,747 innings on the diamond, the Twins hold a defensive efficiency of 69.4% (15th in the majors).
In his pro baseball career, Happ has surrendered 1,685 base hits while accumulating 1,569 K's in 1,782 innings pitched. He has allowed 795 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.301 and a FIP of 4.2. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.47 and he has faced 7,553 hitters in his MLB career. Happ (125-94 career win-loss record) holds a 4.01 earned run average and has surrendered 8.5 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota
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