New York Yankees vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 5/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Texas Rangers
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Globe Life Field is the venue where Mike Foltynewicz and the Texas Rangers (18-24, 5th in AL West) will take on the New York Yankees (22-18, 3rd in AL East) on Tuesday.
As a unit, the New York Yankees are notching 4.1 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 21st in the league. They have a total of 162 runs while holding a team OBP of .318. The Yankees have earned 44 doubles as a team and have hit 55 balls out of the stadium. They have recorded 149 runs batted in as well as 294 hits this season, while their batting average is at .225. New York is slugging .385 and have been rung up 360 times, while drawing a walk on 170 occasions.
The Yankees have a team ERA of 3.37 so far this season (6th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 414 batters. They have walked 105 batters and their FIP comes in at 3.41 as a squad so far this year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.94 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.09. Yankees pitchers have given up 44 long balls and 151 total runs (6th in the league).
Yankees relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 29 times and also have had 49 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 15 holds on the season (25th in the league). The Yankees relief pitchers have a save percentage of 92.3% and has come into the game in 28 save situations. They have recorded 12 saves on the campaign and have blown 1 of 13 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 35 base runners for the season and 14.3% of those runners crossed the plate. The Yankees have sent 120 relief pitchers to the mound on the season.
The New York Yankees have notched a total of 1,076 putouts on the year, as well as 335 assists and 22 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .985 which is 12th in the majors, and have a total of 264 double plays. The Yankees have turned 70.8% of balls in play into outs out of 3,228 innings, ranking them 12th in MLB.
Taillon has taken the hill for 499 innings and has 462 K's during his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.79 (210 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.244. He has given up 496 base knocks (8.9 hits per 9 innings) and has had 125 walks. Taillon (30-27 win-loss record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.61 while he has gone up against 2,088 opposing hitters in the major leagues.
The Texas Rangers have earned an OBP of .310 as well as a batting average of .241 on the year. They have been called out on strikes on 409 occasions (5th in MLB) and are sitting with 339 base hits. Texas has hit 51 HRs this year as well as 168 runs batted in. The Rangers have a team slugging percentage of .392 and they are scoring 4.17 runs per outing (18th in baseball). They have put up 46 two-baggers, while taking a walk 125 times as well as earning 175 runs.
The Rangers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.353 in addition to having a FIP of 4.30 as a team on the year. They are currently ranked 30th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 371. The Texas pitching staff have given up 195 runs over the course of the season while having an ERA of 4.44 (183 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.69 (352 strikeouts vs 131 free passes). They have surrendered 54 home runs and they allow 4.73 runs per 9 innings (22nd in the league).
Texas has had relievers enter the contest in 15 save opportunities and they have come away with 11 saves. They are ranked 7th in baseball holding a save rate of 73.3%, and they have dispatched 121 relievers onto the diamond this year. Their relievers have taken the field 36 times in high leverage situations and on 32 occasions with base runners. Texas bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 21.6% out of 51 inherited runners. Sitting with 27 save situations, the Rangers have compiled 11 holds and 4 blown saves.
The Texas Rangers have twisted 35 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .982 (19th in pro baseball). The Rangers have accrued 391 assists, 27 errors and have notched a total of 1,114 putouts over the course of the season. In 3,342 innings played, the Rangers have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.1% (25th in the majors).
So far in his career, Foltynewicz has allowed 721 hits and he has 694 punch outs in 731 innings. Foltynewicz (45-45 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 4.35 ERA while giving up 8.9 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered a total of 353 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.330 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.76 and he has faced 3,141 hitters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York
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