New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 8/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Monday, August 9, 2021
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-185) Kansas City (+140)
Kauffman Stadium is the venue where Carlos Hernandez and the Kansas City Royals (47-62, 4th in AL Central) will play the New York Yankees (61-49, 3rd in AL East) on Monday. The Yankees open this matchup at -185 while the Royals are priced at +140. The total has been set at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Jameson Taillon and Carlos Hernandez.
The Yankees have accumulated 148 doubles as a squad and have knocked 135 balls out of the stadium. New York is slugging .394 and have struck out 998 times, while being walked on 442 occasions. As a team, the New York Yankees are notching 4.2 runs per game, which is 22nd in MLB. They have accrued 427 runs batted in in addition to 854 base knocks this year, and their average at the plate is .236. They have accounted for 462 runs and have an on-base percentage of .325.
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The Yankees hold a team earned run average of 3.72 for the season (11th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,047 batters. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.25 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.17. Yankees pitchers have surrendered 124 home runs in addition to 445 total runs (10th in MLB). They have walked 322 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.78 as a squad for the season.
The Yankees have sent 331 relievers to the hill on the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 126 runners so far this year and 30.2% of those players crossed home plate. They have recorded 30 saves over the course of the season and have blown 14 out of their 44 chances to save the game. The Yankees relief pitchers have a save percentage of 68.2% and has entered the game in 101 save situations. The bullpen have a total of 55 holds on the season (18th in MLB). Yankees pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 97 times in addition to having 141 appearances in high leverage situations.
The New York Yankees have 2,921 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 915 assists and 60 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .985 which has them ranked 13th in MLB, and they have turned 725 double plays. The Yankees have turned 70.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of 8,763 innings, which has them sitting 6th in professional baseball.
Taillon has taken the ball for 573 innings and has earned 527 K's so far in his pro baseball career. Taillon (36-28 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 3.68 while he has faced 2,397 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 3.74 (238 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.241. He has surrendered 562 base hits (8.8 hits per nine innings) and has had 149 free passes.
The Royals hold a team SLG% of .389 and they score 4.08 runs per contest (25th in MLB). They have hit 154 two-baggers, while getting a free base 288 times and scoring 445 runs. Kansas City is sitting with 113 home runs on the year to go along with 422 runs batted in. They have struck out on 883 instances (28th in MLB) and have totaled 866 base knocks. The Kansas City Royals have accounted for an OBP of .301 and a batting average of .240 on the campaign.
The Royals have a WHIP of 1.419 and have a FIP of 4.51 as a squad on the season. They come in at 20th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 921. The Kansas City pitching staff have given up 539 runs this season and come in with a team ERA of 4.91 (514 earned runs surrendered). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.24 (931 strikeouts against 416 walks). They have given up 135 long balls and they concede 5.15 runs per 9 innings (26th in the league).
Kansas City relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 29.2% of 154 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 88 times in high leverage situations in addition to 96 occasions with base runners. With 95 save situations, the Royals have accumulated 55 holds and also 16 blown saves. They are currently ranked 16th in baseball with a save rate of 60.0%, and they have dispatched 365 bullpen pitchers to the mound for the year. Kansas City has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 40 save chances and they have earned 24 saves.
In 8,478 innings on the field, the Royals have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 68.1% (27th in professional baseball). The Kansas City Royals have turned 106 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .985 (14th in MLB). The Royals have recorded 944 assists, 59 errors and have accumulated 2,826 putouts for the year.
In his MLB career, Hernandez has conceded 51 hits while totaling 61 K's in 54 frames. He has given up a total of 28 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.500 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.7. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.03 and he has gone up against 238 hitters in his career. Hernandez (3-2 career mark) has a 4.67 ERA while allowing 8.5 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (-185)
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