Philadelphia Phillies vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 5/14/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Friday, May 14, 2021
Location: TD Ballpark in Dunedin, FL
Vince Velasquez and the Philadelphia Phillies (20-17, 2nd in NL East) head to TD Ballpark on Friday where they'll meet the Toronto Blue Jays (19-16, 3rd in AL East).
Philadelphia is slugging .385 and have been rung up 371 times, while taking a walk on 116 occasions. They have accounted for 148 runs batted in and 287 base knocks so far this season, while their average at the plate sits at .237. The Phillies have tallied 49 doubles as a team and have hit 41 balls out of the park. They have 156 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .308. As a team, the Philadelphia Phillies are scoring 4.2 runs per game, which has them sitting at 16th in baseball.
The Phillies have compiled a team ERA of 4.14 on the season (18th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 334 batters. Their K/BB ratio is 3.06 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.27. Phillies pitchers have surrendered 46 home runs and 157 runs in total (15th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 109 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.04 as a team so far this year.
The Phillies have sent 115 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 47 base runners for the year with 51.1% of those players earned a run for their team. They have 11 saves this year and have blown 9 out of their 20 save opportunities. The Phillies relievers have accumulated a save rate of 55.0% and has entered the game in 41 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 20 holds on the year (11th in baseball). Phillies bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 34 times as well as having 59 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Phillies have turned 69.4% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 2,934 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 19th in baseball. The Philadelphia Phillies have accumulated 978 putouts thus far, as well as 327 assists and 15 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .989 which has them ranked 4th in MLB, and have a total of 235 double plays.
Velasquez (29-35 career mark) has earned a FIP of 4.40 while facing 2,502 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 566 base knocks (8.8 hits per 9 innings) with 235 walks. His earned run average is 4.70 (303 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.380. Velasquez has taken the ball for 580 innings and is sitting with 645 punch outs thus far in his career.
Toronto has tallied 51 HRs for the year as well as 159 RBIs. They have 41 doubles, while getting a free base 104 times as well as scoring 169 runs. The Toronto Blue Jays have accounted for an on-base percentage of .306 as well as a team batting average of .239 so far this season. The Blue Jays hold a slugging % of .406 and they tally 4.83 runs per game (7th in the league). They have struck out on 297 instances (25th in the league) and have earned a total of 281 hits.
The Blue Jays hold a team WHIP of 1.240 and have a FIP of 4.22 as a staff over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.95 (298 strikeouts vs 101 walks). They are sitting at 15th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 275. They have relinquished 45 HR's and they relinquish 4.13 runs per 9 innings (13th in MLB). The Toronto pitching staff have allowed 139 runs for the year while having a team ERA of 3.80 (128 earned runs surrendered).
Toronto relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 25.9% out of their 58 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 43 times in high leverage situations in addition to 41 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 33 save situations, the Blue Jays have earned 21 holds and 1 blown save. They are currently ranked 3rd in the league holding a save percentage of 90.0%, and they have sent 125 bullpen pitchers to the mound so far this season. Toronto has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 10 save opportunities and they have earned 9 saves.
In 2,733 innings played, the Blue Jays have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.2% (15th in the majors). The Toronto Blue Jays have twisted 36 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (5th in MLB). The Blue Jays have 329 assists, 18 errors and have 911 putouts for the season.
During his MLB career, Matz has given up 622 base hits while totaling 589 K's in 616 frames. He has allowed 300 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.317 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.5. His K/BB ratio is 3.10 and he has faced 2,639 batters during his pro baseball career. Matz (36-43 win-loss mark in his career) has a 4.38 earned run average while surrendering 9.1 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Toronto
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