Minnesota Twins vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 6/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (-172) Baltimore (+130)
Thomas Eshelman and the Baltimore Orioles (17-37, 5th in AL East) play the Minnesota Twins (22-31, 4th in AL Central) at Oriole Park on Wednesday. The Orioles open this contest at +130 while the Twins are priced at -172. The O/U opens at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Randy Dobnak and Thomas Eshelman.
Minnesota has a slugging % of .420 and have struck out 472 times, while drawing a walk on 183 occasions. They have 229 RBI's in addition to 424 base knocks over the course of the season, and their team batting average comes in at .239. The Twins have accounted for 95 doubles as a squad and have knocked 72 balls out of the stadium. They have tallied 246 runs while having a team OBP of .315. As a unit, the Minnesota Twins are earning 4.6 runs per game, which has them at 11th in the league.
The Twins have compiled a team earned run average of 4.58 over the course of the season (24th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 446 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.72 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.31. Twins pitchers have given up 74 home runs in addition to 267 runs in total (25th in baseball). They have walked 164 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.47 as a squad so far this year.
The Twins relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 57.1% and has come into the game in 52 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 64 base runners on the campaign and 65.6% of those runners crossed the plate. Twins bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 44 times and also have had 61 appearances in high leverage situations. The Twins have sent 168 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. The relievers have a total of 31 holds this season (8th in MLB). They have accumulated 12 saves this year and have blown 9 of their 21 save opportunities.
The Twins have turned 69.4% of balls in play into outs out of their 4,161 innings, ranking them 17th in professional baseball. The Minnesota Twins are sitting with 1,387 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 468 assists and 30 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .984 which has them sitting 12th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 351 double plays.
Dobnak has taken the ball for 101 innings and has earned 69 punch outs during his career. His ERA is 4.00 (45 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.293. He has given up 107 hits (9.5 hits per nine innings) and has had 24 free passes. Dobnak (9-9 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 3.76 and he has gone up against 433 opposing hitters in the majors.
The Orioles hold a team SLG% of .382 and they are earning 3.74 runs per contest (26th in the league). They have recorded 94 doubles, while taking a walk 155 times and recording 202 runs. Baltimore has knocked in 55 home runs on the campaign to go along with 195 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 472 occasions (16th in MLB) and have 410 hits. The Baltimore Orioles have an OBP of .295 as well as a team batting average of .230 on the year.
The Baltimore pitching staff have conceded 270 runs so far this year while having an ERA of 4.97 (256 earned runs conceded). They have surrendered 80 long balls and they relinquish 5.24 runs per 9 innings (26th in the league). The Orioles are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.386 with a FIP of 4.61 as a squad on the year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.63 (466 strikeouts vs 177 free passes). They come in at 27th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 466.
With 47 save situations, the Orioles have recorded 26 holds in addition to 11 blown saves. Baltimore has had relievers take the mound in 20 save chances and they have earned 9 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 65 times in high leverage situations in addition to 69 occasions with runners on base. Baltimore relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 40.2% out of their 102 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 29th in the league with a save rate of 45.0%, and they have sent 184 relief pitchers onto the diamond this season.
The Baltimore Orioles have turned 28 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (4th in baseball). The Orioles have recorded 429 assists, 27 errors and have notched a total of 1,392 putouts so far this year. Out of their 4,176 innings played, the Orioles are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (23rd in baseball).
Eshelman (4-3 record in his career) is the owner of a 5.22 earned run average and has surrendered 10.3 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.90 and he has faced 307 hitters in his pro baseball career. He has conceded a total of 41 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.429 and being the owner of a FIP of 6.6. In his career, Eshelman has given up 81 base knocks while he has totaled 38 K's in 70 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Baltimore (+130)
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