Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 5/14/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Friday, May 14, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Matt Shoemaker and the Minnesota Twins (12-22, 4th in AL Central) play the Oakland Athletics (23-15, 1st in AL West) at Target Field on Friday.
The Athletics have hit 50 doubles as a squad and have smacked 47 balls out of the park. Oakland is slugging .386 and have struck out 343 times, while drawing a walk on 132 occasions. As a squad, the Oakland Athletics are putting up 4.1 runs per game, which is 19th in baseball. They have compiled 147 runs batted in as well as 267 hits over the course of the season, while their team batting average is .219. They have notched a total of 157 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .306.
Athletics pitchers have relinquished 40 long balls and 163 runs (18th in the league). They have walked 105 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.75 as a team this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.13 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.26. The Athletics have compiled a team ERA of 4.02 so far this year (16th in the league), and their staff has struck out 329 hitters.
Athletics bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 29 times in addition to having 36 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have notched 18 holds on the season (16th in baseball). The Athletics relief pitchers have a save percentage of 92.3% and has come into the game in 31 save situations. They have compiled 12 saves on the campaign and have not converted 1 out of their 13 save chances. The relievers have inherited 46 runners so far this year with 41.3% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. The Athletics have dispatched 120 relief pitchers to the mound on the year.
The Athletics have turned 68.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 3,024 innings on the field, which has them ranked 23rd in the majors. The Oakland Athletics have notched a total of 1,008 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 299 assists and 21 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which ranks 13th in the majors, and they have twisted 277 double plays.
Montas (22-16 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.15 while he has gone up against 1,295 batters in the majors. He has allowed 310 base knocks (9.4 hits per nine innings) and has 106 walks. His ERA is 4.36 (144 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.401. Montas has taken the hill for 297 innings and has totaled 297 punch outs in his MLB career.
The Twins hold a slugging % of .425 and they are scoring 4.74 runs per contest (8th in baseball). They have recorded 61 two-baggers, while walking 107 times and scoring 161 runs. Minnesota has tallied 46 long balls for the year as well as 153 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 309 instances (22nd in the league) and have accounted for 284 hits. The Minnesota Twins hold an OBP of .315 in addition to a team batting average of .246 on the season.
The Minnesota pitching staff have relinquished 174 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.64 (152 earned runs conceded). They have allowed 49 HR's and they relinquish 5.31 runs per 9 innings (26th in the league). The Twins have a WHIP of 1.305 in addition to having a FIP of 4.60 as a team on the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.67 (280 strikeouts against 105 free passes). They come in at 16th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 280.
Sitting with 31 save situations, the Twins have recorded 19 holds in addition to 7 blown saves. Minnesota has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 12 save opportunities and they have converted 5 saves. Their relievers have taken the field 40 times in high leverage situations in addition to 33 occasions with runners on base. Minnesota relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 66.7% out of 48 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 27th in MLB with a save rate of 41.7%, and they have sent 108 relievers onto the diamond so far this season.
The Minnesota Twins have turned 33 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (11th in the majors). The Twins have 310 assists, 19 errors and have a tally of 886 putouts for the season. Out of their 2,658 innings on the diamond, the Twins have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.9% (17th in the majors).
Shoemaker (45-36 mark in his career) holds a 3.97 earned run average and has allowed 8.5 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.56 and he has faced 2,604 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career. He has conceded a total of 278 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.196 and having a FIP of 4.1. In his career, Shoemaker has allowed 597 base knocks and he has 559 strikeouts in 630 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oakland
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