New York Mets vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 5/14/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Mets vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Friday, May 14, 2021
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Tyler Glasnow and the Tampa Bay Rays (19-19, 4th in AL East) play the New York Mets (18-13, 1st in NL East) at Tropicana Field on Friday.
As a team, the New York Mets are earning 3.6 runs per game, which ranks them 27th in baseball. They have notched a total of 111 runs and have an OBP of .330. The Mets have tallied 38 doubles as a unit and have knocked 22 balls out of the park. They have amassed 105 RBI's in addition to 235 hits on the season, and their batting average sits at .238. New York is slugging .350 and have struck out 251 times, while being walked on 118 occasions.
The Mets hold a team ERA of 2.90 this year (2nd in MLB), and the staff has struck out 292 hitters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.52 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.10. Mets pitchers have yielded 18 home runs and also 107 runs in total (1st in the league). They have walked 83 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 2.84 as a unit so far this season.
Mets bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 20 times in addition to having 26 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have earned 9 holds so far this season (29th in the league). The Mets relievers have recorded a save rate of 70.0% and has come into the game in 19 save situations. They have accumulated 7 saves for the season and have not converted 3 of 10 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 35 base runners this year with 31.4% of those players crossed home plate. The Mets have dispatched 92 relievers to the mound for the year.
The Mets have converted 69.5% of balls in play into outs out of their 2,352 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 18th in baseball. The New York Mets have accumulated 784 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 249 assists and 23 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .978 which puts them in 28th in pro baseball, and have a total of 207 double plays.
Peterson has taken the ball for 75 innings and has totaled 72 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. His earned run average is 4.16 (35 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.269. He has conceded 61 base knocks (7.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 35 walks. Peterson (7-5 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.56 while he has gone up against 317 opposing hitters in the major leagues.
The Tampa Bay Rays are sitting with an on-base percentage of .298 and a batting average of .217 over the course of the season. They have been called out on strikes on 397 instances (1st in the league) and have earned a total of 276 hits. Tampa Bay has a total of 38 home runs this year as well as 143 RBIs. The Rays have a slugging percentage of .361 and they score 4.05 runs per contest (21st in baseball). They have put up 63 doubles, while walking 128 times as well as racking up 154 runs.
The Rays hold a team WHIP of 1.158 with a FIP of 3.56 as a squad for the year. They rank 18th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 289. The Tampa Bay pitching staff have surrendered 156 runs on the campaign while having a team ERA of 3.68 (140 earned runs conceded). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.22 (345 strikeouts against 107 walks). They have given up 37 homers and they allow 4.11 runs per 9 innings (12th in the league).
Sitting with 43 save situations, the Rays have 25 holds in addition to 6 blown saves. Tampa Bay has called on relievers to enter the game in 18 save opportunities and they have walked away with 12 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 51 times in high leverage situations and on 32 occasions with runners on base. Tampa Bay relievers hold an inherited score rate of 28.9% out of their 38 inherited base runners. They are ranked 13th in the league with a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 117 bullpen pitchers onto the field so far this season.
In 3,078 innings on the diamond, the Rays hold a defensive efficiency of 70.7% (10th in pro baseball). The Tampa Bay Rays have turned 36 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .990 (2nd in pro baseball). The Rays have accrued 331 assists, 14 errors and have accounted for 1,026 putouts over the course of the season.
Glasnow (19-20 record in his career) has earned a 4.15 earned run average and has surrendered 7.4 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.78 and he has gone up against 1,536 opposing batters thus far in his career. He has given up a total of 168 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.276 and having a FIP of 3.9. So far in his career, Glasnow has surrendered 300 base knocks while earning 458 K's in 364 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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