New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 5/11/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Ryan Yarbrough and the Tampa Bay Rays (19-17, 3rd in AL East) host the New York Yankees (18-16, 2nd in AL East) at Tropicana Field on Tuesday.
New York has a slugging percentage of .381 and have struck out 304 times, while taking a walk on 155 occasions. They have accounted for 130 RBI's in addition to 246 hits over the course of the season, and their average at the plate is sitting at .222. The Yankees have accumulated 39 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 46 baseballs out of the park. They have accounted for 138 runs scored and have an OBP of .320. As a team, the New York Yankees are compiling 4.1 runs per game, which ranks them 22nd in the league.
The Yankees are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.23 so far this year (5th in baseball), and they have rung up 355 batters. They have a K/BB ratio of 4.08 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.07. Yankees pitchers have conceded 39 long balls and also 125 total runs (7th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 87 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.42 as a team on the season.
The Yankees have sent 105 relievers to the hill so far this season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 32 base runners for the season with 15.6% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. They have tallied 9 saves for the season and have not converted 1 of their 10 save chances. The Yankees relievers have accumulated a save rate of 90.0% and has entered the game in 22 save situations. The relievers have 12 holds on the season (23rd in baseball). Yankees relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 27 times in addition to having 43 appearances in high leverage situations.
The New York Yankees are sitting with 920 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 282 assists and 19 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .984 which ranks 11th in the majors, and they have twisted 222 double plays. The Yankees have converted 71.1% of balls in play into outs out of their 2,760 innings on the field, which has them sitting 8th in baseball.
Montgomery (14-11 record in his career) holds a FIP of 4.08 while going up against 1,109 hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 249 hits (8.5 hits per nine innings) with 80 walks. His ERA is 4.17 (122 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.249. Montgomery has taken the mound for 263 innings and has totaled 247 punch outs in his pro baseball career.
The Rays have a team SLG% of .368 and they are scoring 4.25 runs per outing (17th in baseball). They have recorded 60 doubles, while taking a walk 125 times and putting up 153 runs. Tampa Bay has 37 home runs so far this year to go along with 142 RBIs. They have been rung up on 373 occasions (1st in the league) and have earned 269 base hits. The Tampa Bay Rays have an OBP of .304 and a team batting average of .222 over the course of the season.
The Rays hold a team WHIP of 1.173 and have a FIP of 3.57 as a staff on the campaign. They rank 20th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 276. The Tampa Bay pitching staff have conceded 152 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 3.81 (137 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.16 (329 strikeouts vs 104 walks). They have relinquished 35 long balls and they allow 4.22 runs per 9 innings (12th in MLB).
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 earned 12 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 50 times in high leverage situations and also on 30 occasions with runners on base. Tampa Bay relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 28.6% out of 35 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 15th in the league holding a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 111 relief pitchers onto the diamond this season.
The Tampa Bay Rays have twisted 33 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .989 (2nd in baseball). The Rays have accrued 312 assists, 14 errors and have accounted for 972 putouts so far this season. Out of their 2,916 innings on the diamond, the Rays have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.4% (15th in pro baseball).
During his career, Yarbrough has conceded 357 base hits while he has tallied 318 K's in 382 frames. Yarbrough (30-19 mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.01 ERA while surrendering 8.4 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 170 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.170 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.53 and he has gone up against 1,588 hitters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York
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