Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 5/23/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Sunday, May 23, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Sam Hentges and the Cleveland Indians (23-18, 2nd in AL Central) play the Minnesota Twins (15-28, 5th in AL Central) at Progressive Field on Sunday.
Minnesota is slugging .420 and have been rung up 374 times, while being walked on 135 occasions. They have recorded 183 RBI's and 346 base knocks for the season, and their team batting average is sitting at .240. The Twins have tallied 74 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 59 balls out of the stadium. They are sitting with 192 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .311. As a unit, the Minnesota Twins are knocking in 4.5 runs per contest, which ranks them 14th in baseball.
The Twins have compiled a team ERA of 4.84 over the course of the season (26th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 356 batters. They have walked 139 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.77 as a squad for the year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.56 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.34. Twins pitchers have relinquished 65 home runs and 227 runs (26th in MLB).
Twins pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 36 times in addition to having 45 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have recorded 20 holds over the course of the season (18th in baseball). The Twins relief pitchers have a save rate of 50.0% and stepped onto the hill in 34 save situations. They have compiled 7 saves over the course of the season and have blown 7 of their 14 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 54 runners over the course of the season with 68.5% of those players crossed home plate. The Twins have dispatched 135 relievers to the mound so far this year.
The Twins have turned 69.6% of balls in play into outs out of their 3,333 innings on the field, ranking them 16th in professional baseball. The Minnesota Twins have earned 1,111 putouts thus far, in addition to 379 assists and 25 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .983 which has them ranked 17th in baseball, and have accumulated 281 double plays.
Happ has taken the mound for 1,776 innings and has totaled 1,559 K's so far in his career. Happ (125-94 mark in his career) has a FIP of 4.22 while he has gone up against 7,526 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.01 (791 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.300. He has surrendered 1,677 base knocks (8.5 hits per nine innings) and has 633 free passes.
The Cleveland Indians hold an on-base percentage of .286 in addition to a team batting average of .213 on the season. They have been called out on strikes on 347 instances (26th in MLB) and have tallied 286 base knocks. Cleveland has accumulated 52 home runs for the year to go along with 158 runs batted in. The Indians have a slugging percentage of .387 and they tally 4.05 runs per game (20th in baseball). They have hit 62 doubles, while getting a free base 128 times and earning 166 runs.
The Indians have a team WHIP of 1.209 in addition to having a FIP of 4.25 as a unit so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.67 (392 strikeouts against 147 free passes). They come in at 2nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 291. They have surrendered 54 HR's and they surrender 3.90 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league). The Cleveland pitching staff have allowed 157 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 3.65 (147 earned runs conceded).
With 33 save situations, the Indians have earned 17 holds and also 2 blown saves. Cleveland has called on relievers to enter the contest in 16 save opportunities and they have come away with 14 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 40 times in high leverage situations and also on 33 occasions with runners on. Cleveland bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 27.3% out of their 44 inherited runners. They rank 3rd in the league holding a save percentage of 87.5%, and they have dispatched 124 relievers to the hill this year.
The Cleveland Indians have turned 32 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .984 (15th in baseball). The Indians have accrued 373 assists, 24 errors and have accounted for 1,088 putouts so far this season. In their 3,264 innings played, the Indians hold a defensive efficiency of 72.0% (5th in pro baseball).
During his pro baseball career, Hentges has conceded 23 hits while tallying 15 strikeouts in 15 innings pitched. He has given up 11 ER's while earning a WHIP of 2.087 and a FIP of 7.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.67 and he has faced 76 hitters in his pro baseball career. Hentges (1-1 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 6.46 earned run average while allowing 13.5 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cleveland
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