Philadelphia Phillies vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 5/15/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Location: TD Ballpark in Dunedin, FL
TD Ballpark is the venue where Anthony Kay and the Toronto Blue Jays (20-16, 2nd in AL East) will take on the Philadelphia Phillies (20-18, 2nd in NL East) on Saturday.
As a team, the Philadelphia Phillies are scoring 4.1 runs/g, which has them sitting at 19th in the league. They have a total of 157 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .306. The Phillies have earned 51 doubles as a squad and have knocked 41 balls out of the park. They have 148 runs batted in and 293 hits so far this season, while their average at the plate is at .235. Philadelphia is slugging .381 and have been rung up 382 times, while being walked on 117 occasions.
The Phillies have compiled a team ERA of 4.18 on the year (19th in the league), and their staff has struck out 345 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.11 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.26. Phillies pitchers have conceded 48 long balls and 162 total runs (16th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 111 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.05 as a squad for the season.
The Phillies bullpen have a save percentage of 55.0% and has come into the game in 41 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 47 runners on the season and 51.1% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. Phillies pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 34 times in addition to having 59 appearances in high leverage situations. The Phillies have dispatched 117 relief pitchers to the hill on the season. The relievers have a total of 20 holds so far this year (11th in MLB). They have recorded 11 saves on the year and have blown 9 out of their 20 save chances.
The Phillies have turned 69.4% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 3,006 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 19th in pro baseball. The Philadelphia Phillies have earned 1,002 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 338 assists and 15 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .989 which is 4th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 242 double plays.
Nola has taken the hill for 890 innings and is sitting with 975 K's thus far in his career. Nola (61-42 win-loss record in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.40 and he has faced 3,660 batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 3.48 (344 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.157. He has given up 764 base knocks (7.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 266 free passes.
The Blue Jays hold a slugging percentage of .406 and they are earning 4.92 runs per contest (6th in the league). They have hit 44 doubles, while getting a free base 107 times and notching 177 runs. Toronto has hit 51 home runs so far this season as well as 167 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 304 occasions (24th in the league) and have earned a total of 294 base hits. The Toronto Blue Jays have tallied a team OBP of .309 as well as a batting average of .242 over the course of the season.
The Blue Jays have a WHIP of 1.227 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.19 as a team this season. They have a ranking of 14th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 281. The Toronto pitching staff have yielded 143 runs on the campaign while having a team ERA of 3.81 (132 earned runs allowed). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.07 (313 strikeouts vs 102 free passes). They have given up 47 homers and they concede 4.12 runs per 9 innings (13th in the league).
Sitting with 34 save situations, the Blue Jays have accumulated 21 holds in addition to 2 blown saves. Toronto has called on relievers to enter the contest in 11 save opportunities and they have come away with 9 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 45 times in high leverage situations and on 41 occasions with runners on base. Toronto bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 25.9% of 58 inherited base runners. They are ranked 6th in baseball holding a save percentage of 81.8%, and they have dispatched 129 relievers onto the field on the campaign.
Out of their 2,814 innings on the field, the Blue Jays hold a defensive efficiency of 70.2% (14th in MLB). The Toronto Blue Jays have turned 36 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .986 (5th in the majors). The Blue Jays have accrued 333 assists, 18 errors and have accumulated 938 putouts on the campaign.
During his MLB career, Kay has allowed 51 hits and he has 45 punch outs in 44 frames. Kay (3-2 career record) holds a 6.45 earned run average while allowing 10.3 hits per nine innings. He has conceded 32 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.657 and a FIP of 4.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.96 and he has faced 207 opposing batters during his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Toronto
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