New York Mets vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 5/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Mets vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Marcus Stroman and the New York Mets (18-13, 1st in NL East) head to Tropicana Field on Sunday where they'll take on the Tampa Bay Rays (20-19, 4th in AL East).
As a squad, the New York Mets are earning 3.6 runs per outing, which is 27th in the league. They have 111 runs and have an on-base percentage of .330. The Mets have hit 38 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 22 balls out of the stadium. They have 105 runs batted in and 235 hits on the season, and their batting average is .238. New York has a slugging rate of .350 and have struck out 251 times, while drawing a walk on 118 occasions.
Mets pitchers have allowed 18 home runs and also 107 total runs (1st in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 83 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 2.84 as a team for the season. Their K/BB ratio is 3.52 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.10. The Mets hold a team earned run average of 2.90 this season (2nd in MLB), and their staff has rung up 292 hitters.
Mets relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 20 times as well as having 26 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 9 holds so far this season (29th in MLB). The Mets relievers have recorded a save percentage of 70.0% and stepped onto the hill in 19 save situations. They have compiled 7 saves this year and have missed out on 3 out of their 10 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 35 base runners this season and 31.4% of those runners crossed home plate. The Mets have dispatched 92 relief pitchers to the mound for the season.
The New York Mets have earned a total of 784 putouts on the campaign, as well as 249 assists and 22 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .979 which has them ranked 27th in the majors, and they have turned 207 double plays. The Mets have turned 69.6% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 2,352 innings, which ranks them 18th in professional baseball.
Stroman has thrown 889 innings and has 729 punch outs thus far in his career. Stroman (54-50 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 3.62 and he has gone up against 3,711 hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.68 (364 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.279. He has allowed 885 hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) with 253 free passes.
The Rays hold a slugging percentage of .366 and they are recording 4.18 runs per outing (16th in the league). They have notched 67 two-baggers, while taking a walk 133 times as well as scoring 163 runs. Tampa Bay is sitting with 40 HRs for the year as well as 152 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 413 occasions (1st in the league) and have recorded 286 hits. The Tampa Bay Rays have accumulated a team OBP of .300 as well as a batting average of .219 so far this year.
The Rays have a team WHIP of 1.154 and have a FIP of 3.54 as a staff on the year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.20 (355 strikeouts vs 111 free passes). They are currently ranked 18th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 294. They have surrendered 37 home runs and they relinquish 4.03 runs per 9 innings (12th in baseball). The Tampa Bay pitching staff have surrendered 157 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.62 (141 earned runs yielded).
Tampa Bay has called on relief pitchers to enter the contest in 18 save chances and they have come away with 12 saves. They rank 13th in the league with a save rate of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 119 relief pitchers onto the diamond on the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 51 times in high leverage situations and on 32 occasions with runners on. Tampa Bay relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 28.9% out of 38 inherited base runners. With 43 save situations, the Rays have 25 holds in addition to 6 blown saves.
The Tampa Bay Rays have turned 38 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .990 (2nd in baseball). The Rays have 338 assists, 14 errors and have accumulated 1,053 putouts on the season. In their 3,159 innings on the field, the Rays are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 70.8% (10th in professional baseball).
Thus far in his career, Yarbrough has surrendered 359 hits while accumulating 322 strikeouts in 385 frames. He has given up 170 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.165 and a FIP of 3.8. His K/BB ratio is 3.58 and he has faced 1,600 opposing hitters thus far in his career. Yarbrough (30-19 career record) has a 3.97 earned run average while giving up 8.4 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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