Philadelphia Phillies vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 5/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Location: TD Ballpark in Dunedin, FL
TD Ballpark is the venue where Robbie Ray and the Toronto Blue Jays (20-16, 2nd in AL East) will play the Philadelphia Phillies (20-18, 2nd in NL East) on Sunday.
As a team, the Philadelphia Phillies are scoring 4.1 runs per game, which has them sitting at 19th in MLB. They have tallied 157 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .306. The Phillies have hit 51 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 41 baseballs out of the stadium. They have compiled 148 RBI's as well as 293 base knocks for the season, while their team batting average comes in at .235. Philadelphia is slugging .381 and have been called out on strikes 382 times, while taking a walk on 117 occasions.
The Phillies are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.18 this season (19th in the league), and the staff has rung up 345 hitters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.11 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.26. Phillies pitchers have conceded 48 home runs and also 162 runs in total (16th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 111 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.05 as a squad on the season.
The Phillies have sent 117 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. The relievers have inherited 47 base runners for the year and 51.1% of them crossed the plate. They have accumulated 11 saves for the year and have blown 9 out of their 20 save chances. The Phillies bullpen have a save percentage of 55.0% and stepped onto the hill in 41 save situations. The relievers have earned 20 holds on the season (11th in baseball). Phillies bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 34 times and also have had 59 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Phillies have converted 69.4% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 3,006 innings on the field, ranking them 19th in professional baseball. The Philadelphia Phillies have earned a total of 1,002 putouts this season, as well as 338 assists and 15 errors. Their fielding rate is at .989 which is 4th in the majors, and have 242 double plays.
Anderson (56-45 career record) has a FIP of 4.62 while he has gone up against 3,870 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. He has given up 873 base hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) with 306 free passes. His earned run average is 4.10 (420 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.279. Anderson has taken the ball for 921 frames and has earned 785 punch outs during his career.
The Toronto Blue Jays are sitting with a team OBP of .309 as well as a batting average of .242 so far this season. They have struck out on 304 instances (24th in baseball) and have recorded 294 hits. Toronto has compiled 51 HRs on the year to go along with 167 RBIs. The Blue Jays have a slugging percentage of .406 and they score 4.92 runs per contest (6th in MLB). They have tallied 44 doubles, while walking 107 times as well as racking up 177 runs.
The Blue Jays hold a team WHIP of 1.227 and have a FIP of 4.19 as a staff over the course of the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.07 (313 strikeouts vs 102 free passes). They come in at 14th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 281. They have given up 47 dingers and they yield 4.12 runs per 9 innings (13th in the league). The Toronto pitching staff have surrendered 143 runs on the campaign while having an ERA of 3.81 (132 earned runs allowed).
Toronto relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 25.9% out of their 58 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 45 times in high leverage situations in addition to 41 occasions with base runners. With 34 save situations, the Blue Jays have 21 holds and 2 blown saves. They sit at 6th in the league with a save rate of 81.8%, and they have sent 129 relievers to the mound for the season. Toronto has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 11 save opportunities and they have walked away with 9 saves.
The Toronto Blue Jays have turned 36 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (5th in MLB). The Blue Jays have recorded 333 assists, 18 errors and have 938 putouts during this campaign. In 2,814 innings played, the Blue Jays are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 70.2% (14th in professional baseball).
In his pro baseball career, Ray has surrendered 794 base knocks while accumulating 1,081 K's in 877 innings pitched. Ray (50-52 career win-loss mark) holds a 4.23 ERA while allowing 8.1 hits per nine innings. He has conceded a total of 412 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.373 and a FIP of 4.2. His K/BB ratio is 2.64 and he has gone up against 3,785 opposing hitters in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Toronto
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