New York Yankees vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 5/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Texas Rangers
Date: Monday, May 17, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Globe Life Field is the site where Jordan Lyles and the Texas Rangers (18-21, 4th in AL West) will play the New York Yankees (20-17, 3rd in AL East) on Monday.
As a squad, the New York Yankees are recording 3.9 runs per game, which has them at 24th in baseball. They have earned a total of 143 runs and hold an OBP of .317. The Yankees have tallied 44 doubles as a unit and have knocked 48 balls out of the stadium. They have recorded 133 RBI's and 264 base knocks over the course of the season, and their average at the plate comes in at .220. New York has a slugging % of .376 and have struck out 330 times, while taking a walk on 162 occasions.
Yankees pitchers have surrendered 42 long balls and also 135 total runs (7th in baseball). They have walked 95 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.34 as a unit so far this season. They have a K/BB ratio of 4.16 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.07. The Yankees have an earned run average of 3.22 for the year (4th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 395 batters.
The Yankees have sent 110 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. The relievers have inherited 34 base runners on the campaign and 14.7% of those players crossed the plate. They have earned 11 saves on the season and have blown 1 of their 12 save opportunities. The Yankees relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 91.7% and has entered the game in 25 save situations. The relievers have recorded 13 holds on the campaign (24th in the league). Yankees relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 28 times in addition to having 46 appearances in high leverage situations.
The New York Yankees are sitting with 998 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 304 assists and 21 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .984 which has them ranked 14th in pro baseball, and have earned 242 double plays. The Yankees have converted 71.1% of baseballs in play into outs out of 2,994 innings, which has them sitting at 9th in MLB.
Cole (106-56 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.03 while he has gone up against 5,322 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 1,120 hits (7.6 hits per 9 innings) and has 335 walks. His ERA is 3.12 (458 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.102. Cole has taken the ball for 1,320 innings and has tallied 1,508 punch outs during his career.
Texas has accumulated 48 home runs on the year to go along with 157 RBIs. They have hit 42 two-baggers, while getting a free base 118 times and putting up 164 runs. The Texas Rangers have a team OBP of .311 in addition to a batting average of .240 this year. The Rangers hold a team SLG% of .390 and they have an average of 4.21 runs per outing (15th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 386 occasions (3rd in the league) and have tallied 313 hits.
The Rangers hold a team WHIP of 1.308 with a FIP of 4.17 as a squad so far this year. They are sitting at 30th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 340. The Texas pitching staff have surrendered 173 runs for the year while having a team ERA of 4.17 (161 earned runs yielded). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.96 (338 strikeouts vs 114 free passes). They have allowed 51 home runs and they relinquish 4.49 runs per 9 innings (19th in MLB).
Sitting with 27 save situations, the Rangers have 11 holds and also 4 blown saves. Texas has had relievers step onto the hill in 15 save chances and they have earned 11 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 35 times in high leverage situations and on 28 occasions with runners on. Texas relievers have an inherited score rate of 19.5% out of 41 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 7th in MLB holding a save rate of 73.3%, and they have sent 113 relievers to the hill on the campaign.
In 3,126 innings played, the Rangers have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 68.4% (25th in the majors). The Texas Rangers have turned 32 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (16th in professional baseball). The Rangers have accrued 363 assists, 24 errors and have accounted for 1,042 putouts so far this season.
Lyles (45-69 career record) holds a 5.27 ERA while giving up 9.9 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.18 and he has gone up against 4,448 opposing batters during his pro baseball career. He has conceded a total of 589 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.449 and having a FIP of 4.6. In his pro baseball career, Lyles has surrendered 1,104 hits while earning 768 K's in 1,005 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York
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