Philadelphia Phillies vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 5/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Saturday, May 29, 2021
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Michael Wacha and the Tampa Bay Rays (31-20, 1st in AL East) play the Philadelphia Phillies (24-26, 4th in NL East) at Tropicana Field on Saturday.
As a squad, the Philadelphia Phillies are putting up 4.1 runs/g, which has them sitting at 20th in baseball. They have accumulated 199 runs scored and have an OBP of .310. The Phillies have compiled 70 doubles as a team and have knocked 50 balls out of the stadium. They have accrued 190 RBI's in addition to 379 hits on the campaign, and their team batting average sits at .236. Philadelphia owns a slugging percentage of .380 and have been rung up 498 times, while drawing a walk on 160 occasions.
The Phillies hold a team ERA of 4.19 on the campaign (18th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 457 hitters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.26 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.27. Phillies pitchers have relinquished 64 long balls and 215 total runs (18th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 140 hitters and their FIP is 4.09 as a unit on the year.
Phillies relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 42 times in addition to having 65 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have a total of 23 holds this year (18th in MLB). The Phillies relief pitchers have a save percentage of 57.1% and has entered the game in 45 save situations. They have earned 12 saves over the course of the season and have blown 9 of their 21 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 61 runners for the year and 44.3% of those players crossed the plate. The Phillies have sent 151 relief pitchers to the hill on the year.
The Philadelphia Phillies have a tally of 1,290 putouts this season, in addition to 430 assists and 29 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which ranks 16th in pro baseball, and have a total of 318 double plays. The Phillies have converted 68.3% of balls in play into outs out of their 3,870 innings on the field, ranking them 23rd in professional baseball.
Wheeler (52-42 career win-loss record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.58 and he has gone up against 3,734 opposing batters in the majors. He has allowed 817 base knocks (8.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 300 free passes. His ERA is 3.60 (355 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.257. Wheeler has taken the hill for 888 innings and is sitting with 857 strikeouts thus far in his career.
The Rays have a team slugging percentage of .404 and they score 5.00 runs per outing (7th in baseball). They have recorded 97 doubles, while walking 188 times and recording 250 runs. Tampa Bay has 62 home runs this season and 236 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 526 instances (1st in the league) and have recorded 401 hits. The Tampa Bay Rays have compiled a team OBP of .317 in addition to a batting average of .234 so far this season.
The Tampa Bay pitching staff have relinquished 201 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 3.54 (179 earned runs surrendered). They have surrendered 57 homers and they surrender 3.98 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league). The Rays have a WHIP of 1.134 in addition to having a FIP of 3.78 as a squad for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.35 (466 strikeouts vs 139 walks). They have a ranking of 14th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 377.
Tampa Bay relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 28.6% out of their 49 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 65 times in high leverage situations and also on 40 occasions with runners on. With 52 save situations, the Rays have earned 30 holds in addition to 7 blown saves. They are currently ranked 9th in baseball with a save rate of 68.2%, and they have sent 154 relievers to the hill this year. Tampa Bay has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 22 save opportunities and they have tallied 15 saves.
The Tampa Bay Rays have twisted 46 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .989 (3rd in pro baseball). The Rays have accrued 441 assists, 20 errors and have earned 1,365 putouts so far this year. Out of their 4,095 innings on the diamond, the Rays have a defensive efficiency of 71.5% (8th in MLB).
So far in his pro baseball career, Wacha has surrendered 923 hits and he has 823 punch outs in 932 frames. He has conceded 417 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.329 and having a FIP of 4.0. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.60 and he has gone up against 3,972 batters in his MLB career. Wacha (61-44 record in his career) has earned a 4.03 earned run average and has given up 8.9 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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