Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Prediction, 10/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Minute Maid Park is the venue where Jose Urquidy and the Houston Astros (93-66, 1st in AL West) will play the Oakland Athletics (85-74, 3rd in AL West) on Sunday.
Oakland is slugging .405 and have struck out 1,323 times, while being walked on 537 occasions. They have 681 runs batted in and 1,257 base knocks over the course of the season, and their average at the plate is sitting at .238. The Athletics have tallied 268 doubles as a squad and have smacked 193 balls out of the stadium. They have accounted for 725 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .317. As a team, the Oakland Athletics are scoring 4.6 runs per game, which puts them at 12th in the league.
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The Athletics have a team ERA of 3.95 for the season (11th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,311 batters. They have walked 431 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.03 as a unit this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.04 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.25. Athletics pitchers have allowed 182 home runs and 664 runs (12th in the league).
Athletics relief pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 118 times in addition to having 144 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have racked up 69 holds this year (23rd in the league). The Athletics relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 57.6% and stepped onto the hill in 135 save situations. They have recorded 38 saves on the season and have blown 28 of 66 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 174 runners this season with 35.6% of those players ended up crossing the plate. The Athletics have sent 494 relief pitchers to the hill for the season.
The Athletics have turned 69.9% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 12,669 innings, which has them ranked 11th in MLB. The Oakland Athletics have amassed 4,223 putouts this year, in addition to 1,290 assists and 71 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .987 which ranks 5th in pro baseball, and they have turned 1,079 double plays.
Irvin has thrown 217 innings and has earned 156 K's during his career. Irvin (12-17 record in his career) has a FIP of 4.33 and he has gone up against 948 opposing batters in the majors. His ERA is 4.71 (114 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.383. He has conceded 246 hits (10.2 hits per nine innings) with 55 free passes.
The Astros hold a slugging % of .440 and they are scoring 5.28 runs per game (2nd in the league). They have put up 293 two-baggers, while taking a walk 561 times as well as scoring 840 runs. Houston has knocked in 212 long balls on the season to go along with 811 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 1,201 occasions (30th in the league) and have a total of 1,458 base knocks. The Houston Astros have recorded an on-base percentage of .338 as well as a batting average of .266 this season.
The Astros have a team WHIP of 1.229 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.09 as a unit over the course of the season. They are currently ranked 5th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,202. The Houston pitching staff have surrendered 640 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 3.73 (587 earned runs surrendered). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.64 (1,430 strikeouts vs 541 bases on balls). They have given up 181 home runs and they concede 4.06 runs per 9 innings (5th in baseball).
Sitting with 128 save situations, the Astros have earned 67 holds and 26 blown saves. Houston has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 60 save chances and they have walked away with 34 saves. Their relievers have come in 164 times in high leverage situations in addition to 136 occasions with runners on. Houston bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 36.5% out of their 200 inherited base runners. They are ranked 23rd in baseball with a save rate of 56.7%, and they have sent 502 bullpen pitchers to the hill for the year.
Out of their 12,762 innings on the diamond, the Astros have a defensive efficiency of 71.4% (3rd in the majors). The Houston Astros have twisted 125 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .988 (1st in baseball). The Astros have recorded 1,406 assists, 66 errors and have accounted for 4,254 putouts on the campaign.
During his pro baseball career, Urquidy has given up 142 base knocks while earning 144 K's in 171 innings pitched. Urquidy (11-5 career record) has a 3.51 ERA while allowing 7.4 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 67 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.019 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.36 and he has gone up against 682 batters so far in his pro baseball career.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oakland
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