Oakland Athletics vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 5/11/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Fenway Park is the site where Nathan Eovaldi and the Boston Red Sox (22-13, 1st in AL East) will play the Oakland Athletics (21-15, 1st in AL West) on Tuesday.
Oakland has a slugging % of .388 and have struck out 323 times, while taking a walk on 128 occasions. They have amassed 141 runs batted in and 252 hits for the season, and their average at the plate comes in at .219. The Athletics have tallied 45 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 46 balls out of the stadium. They have accumulated 150 runs and have an on-base percentage of .308. As a squad, the Oakland Athletics are notching 4.2 runs per game, which puts them at 18th in the league.
The Athletics are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.16 this season (17th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 308 hitters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.11 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.29. Athletics pitchers have surrendered 39 long balls and 160 runs in total (21st in the league). They have walked 99 hitters and their FIP sits at 3.82 as a squad so far this year.
The Athletics have sent 115 relievers to the hill on the season. The relievers have inherited 46 base runners on the season and 41.3% of them earned a run for their team. They have earned 10 saves so far this year and have blown 1 of 11 save opportunities. The Athletics relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 90.9% and has stepped onto the mound in 26 save situations. The relief pitchers have 15 holds this year (19th in baseball). Athletics relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 29 times and also have had 34 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Athletics have converted 68.4% of baseballs in play into outs out of 2,862 innings, which has them ranked 25th in pro baseball. The Oakland Athletics are sitting with 954 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 281 assists and 20 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .984 which has them sitting 14th in pro baseball, and they have turned 263 double plays.
Bassitt has thrown 439 frames and is sitting with 388 K's so far in his MLB career. His ERA is 3.60 (176 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.269. He has conceded 406 base knocks (8.3 hits per nine innings) and has 152 free passes. Bassitt (21-23 win-loss record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.99 while he has gone up against 1,883 opposing hitters during his time in the majors.
The Boston Red Sox hold a team on-base percentage of .333 in addition to a batting average of .267 on the season. They have struck out on 289 instances (20th in the league) and are sitting with 320 base hits. Boston has a total of 43 long balls on the campaign and 170 runs batted in. The Red Sox have a SLG% of .445 and they have an average of 5.34 runs per outing (1st in the league). They have hit 78 two-baggers, while walking 103 times as well as scoring 187 runs.
The Red Sox have a team WHIP of 1.307 with a FIP of 3.37 as a team this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.76 (328 strikeouts against 119 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 22nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 285. They have yielded 25 long balls and they allow 4.40 runs per 9 innings (15th in baseball). The Boston pitching staff have surrendered 151 runs for the year while having an ERA of 3.96 (136 earned runs conceded).
Sitting with 38 save situations, the Red Sox have earned 23 holds in addition to 5 blown saves. Boston has called on relievers to enter the contest in 15 save opportunities and they have earned 10 saves. Their relievers have come in 49 times in high leverage situations and also on 30 occasions with runners on base. Boston relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 36.4% out of their 44 inherited runners. They are ranked 13th in baseball holding a save rate of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 117 relievers onto the diamond this year.
Out of their 2,784 innings played, the Red Sox hold a efficiency on defense of 66.6% (29th in baseball). The Boston Red Sox have twisted 31 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .979 (27th in professional baseball). The Red Sox have racked up 326 assists, 27 errors and have a tally of 928 putouts so far this year.
Eovaldi (54-58 mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.28 ERA and has given up 9.4 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.59 and he has gone up against 4,296 opposing hitters so far in his career. He has allowed 478 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.352 and having a FIP of 3.9. So far in his MLB career, Eovaldi has allowed 1,050 base knocks while tallying 799 punch outs in 1,005 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Boston
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