Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 5/15/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Target Field is the site where Jose Berrios and the Minnesota Twins (12-23, 5th in AL Central) will play the Oakland Athletics (23-16, 1st in AL West) on Saturday.
Oakland has a slugging rate of .385 and have been called out on strikes 349 times, while being walked on 136 occasions. They have recorded 148 RBI's as well as 275 hits for the year, and their team batting average is sitting at .220. The Athletics have hit 54 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 47 baseballs out of the park. They have accumulated 158 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .307. As a team, the Oakland Athletics are putting up 4.1 runs per outing, which ranks them 20th in the league.
The Athletics have compiled a team ERA of 4.11 this season (16th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 335 batters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.10 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.28. Athletics pitchers have conceded 42 home runs in addition to 171 runs in total (20th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 108 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.80 as a squad on the campaign.
Athletics bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 30 times in addition to having 36 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have accumulated 18 holds over the course of the season (17th in the league). The Athletics relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 92.3% and has entered the game in 31 save situations. They have 12 saves over the course of the season and have not converted 1 of 13 save chances. The relievers have inherited 49 base runners on the year and 40.8% of those players ended up crossing the plate. The Athletics have dispatched 123 relief pitchers to the mound on the season.
The Athletics have converted 68.6% of balls hit into play into outs in their 3,096 innings on the field, which ranks them 24th in pro baseball. The Oakland Athletics have 1,032 putouts this season, as well as 306 assists and 22 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .984 which ranks 15th in pro baseball, and have a total of 282 double plays.
Irvin (5-6 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.35 while he has gone up against 371 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. He has allowed 94 base hits (9.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 20 free passes. His earned run average is 5.11 (49 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.320. Irvin has taken the mound for 86 innings and has accumulated 72 strikeouts during his career.
The Minnesota Twins have accumulated an OBP of .313 in addition to a batting average of .243 for the year. They have been rung up on 322 occasions (17th in MLB) and have 289 base hits. Minnesota has knocked in 47 HRs so far this season as well as 154 RBIs. The Twins have a SLG% of .421 and they earn 4.66 runs per game (9th in the league). They have recorded 63 two-baggers, while taking a walk 112 times as well as notching 163 runs.
The Twins have a WHIP of 1.306 in addition to having a FIP of 4.61 as a unit on the season. They are currently ranked 16th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 287. The Minnesota pitching staff have relinquished 178 runs on the season while having a team ERA of 4.63 (156 earned runs conceded). Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.68 (292 strikeouts vs 109 bases on balls). They have allowed 51 dingers and they relinquish 5.29 runs per 9 innings (26th in the league).
Sitting with 31 save situations, the Twins have accrued 19 holds and also 7 blown saves. Minnesota has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 12 save opportunities and they have come away with 5 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 40 times in high leverage situations and on 34 occasions with runners on. Minnesota bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 66.0% out of their 50 inherited runners. They sit at 27th in MLB holding a save rate of 41.7%, and they have sent 111 relievers onto the field on the year.
Out of their 2,730 innings on the diamond, the Twins are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 69.9% (15th in pro baseball). The Minnesota Twins have turned 33 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .985 (8th in professional baseball). The Twins have 313 assists, 19 errors and have amassed 910 putouts so far this year.
During his MLB career, Berrios has surrendered 645 hits while totaling 696 strikeouts in 698 innings. He has given up a total of 322 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.260 and a FIP of 4.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.96 and he has gone up against 2,961 batters so far in his MLB career. Berrios (51-40 career win-loss record) holds a 4.15 ERA while giving up 8.3 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota
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