New York Mets vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 5/15/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Mets vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Joey Lucchesi and the New York Mets (18-13, 1st in NL East) are headed to Tropicana Field on Saturday where they'll take on the Tampa Bay Rays (20-19, 4th in AL East).
New York has a slugging percentage of .350 and have struck out 251 times, while being walked on 118 occasions. They have 105 runs batted in in addition to 235 base knocks so far this year, while their team batting average sits at .238. The Mets have hit 38 doubles as a unit and have hit 22 baseballs out of the park. They have accumulated 111 runs and hold an OBP of .330. As a squad, the New York Mets are scoring 3.6 runs per game, which has them at 27th in MLB.
The Mets have a team ERA of 2.90 on the campaign (2nd in the league), and the staff has struck out 292 batters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.52 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.10. Mets pitchers have yielded 18 home runs and also 107 runs (1st in the league). They have walked 83 opposing players and their FIP is 2.84 as a squad over the course of the season.
The Mets have sent 92 relievers to the mound so far this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 35 base runners this year with 31.4% of those runners crossed home plate. They have tallied 7 saves so far this year and have not converted 3 of 10 save opportunities. The Mets bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 70.0% and has entered the game in 19 save situations. The relievers have racked up 9 holds for the season (29th in baseball). Mets pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 20 times in addition to having 26 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Mets have turned 69.6% of balls in play into outs out of 2,352 innings, which has them sitting 18th in MLB. The New York Mets have a total of 784 putouts this year, as well as 249 assists and 22 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .979 which is 27th in MLB, and have accumulated 207 double plays.
Lucchesi has pitched in 313 frames and is sitting with 323 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. Lucchesi (19-22 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.21 while he has gone up against 1,330 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.37 (152 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.286. He has surrendered 298 hits (8.6 hits per nine innings) with 105 walks.
The Tampa Bay Rays have earned an OBP of .300 as well as a team batting average of .219 so far this year. They have been called out on strikes on 413 instances (1st in MLB) and have 286 hits. Tampa Bay has compiled 40 home runs so far this season as well as 152 runs batted in. The Rays hold a slugging percentage of .366 and they earn 4.18 runs per game (16th in the league). They have put up 67 two-baggers, while getting a free base 133 times and putting up 163 runs.
The Rays hold a team WHIP of 1.154 in addition to having a FIP of 3.54 as a squad this season. They are sitting at 18th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 294. The Tampa Bay pitching staff have yielded 157 runs this season while holding an ERA of 3.62 (141 earned runs allowed). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.20 (355 strikeouts against 111 bases on balls). They have relinquished 37 long balls and they give up 4.03 runs per 9 innings (12th in baseball).
Tampa Bay relievers have an inherited score percentage of 28.9% out of their 38 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 51 times in high leverage situations in addition to 32 occasions with runners on. With 43 save situations, the Rays have earned 25 holds in addition to 6 blown saves. They rank 13th in MLB with a save rate of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 119 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the campaign. Tampa Bay has called on relievers to take the mound in 18 save chances and they have come away with 12 saves.
The Tampa Bay Rays have turned 38 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .990 (2nd in professional baseball). The Rays have recorded 338 assists, 14 errors and have notched a total of 1,053 putouts this season. Out of their 3,159 innings on the diamond, the Rays have a defensive efficiency of 70.8% (10th in MLB).
McClanahan (0-0 career win-loss mark) has earned a 3.75 ERA while allowing 8.3 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.75 and he has gone up against 49 batters thus far in his career. He has allowed 5 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.250 and being the owner of a FIP of 2.7. During his MLB career, McClanahan has allowed 11 base hits while he has tallied 15 punch outs in 12 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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