San Francisco Giants vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 6/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Texas Rangers
Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (+110) Texas (-141)
Conner Menez and the San Francisco Giants (37-22, 1st in NL West) travel to Globe Life Field on Wednesday where they'll meet the Texas Rangers (23-38, 5th in AL West). The Rangers open this matchup at -141 while the Giants are coming in at +110. The total is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Conner Menez and Kyle Gibson.
San Francisco is slugging .420 and have been called out on strikes 573 times, while taking a walk on 235 occasions. They have 270 runs batted in and 453 hits on the campaign, while their batting average sits at .235. The Giants have tallied 86 doubles as a unit and have smacked 85 baseballs out of the park. They have accumulated 284 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .322. As a squad, the San Francisco Giants are putting up 4.8 runs per outing, which is 9th in the league.
The Giants have a team earned run average of 3.30 this year (5th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 515 batters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.30 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.12. Giants pitchers have relinquished 62 long balls and 214 total runs (4th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 156 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.74 as a squad this year.
The Giants have sent 198 relief pitchers to the mound this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 52 runners on the campaign with 42.3% of those players earned a run for their team. They have compiled 23 saves over the course of the season and have blown 13 out of their 36 save opportunities. The Giants relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 63.9% and has come into the game in 79 save situations. The relievers have accumulated 42 holds over the course of the season (3rd in the league). Giants bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 36 times and also have had 67 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Giants have transformed 72.3% of balls hit into play into outs in their 4,716 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 2nd in MLB. The San Francisco Giants have 1,572 putouts this year, as well as 537 assists and 26 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .988 which is 3rd in baseball, and have accumulated 329 double plays.
Menez (2-1 win-loss record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.88 while he has gone up against 137 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. He has surrendered 20 hits (5.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 17 free passes. His ERA is 3.41 (13 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.078. Menez has taken the ball for 34 innings and has 37 K's during his pro baseball career.
The Rangers hold a slugging % of .371 and they score 3.90 runs per outing (23rd in MLB). They have recorded 69 doubles, while taking a walk 182 times as well as racking up 238 runs. Texas has accounted for 67 home runs this season and 224 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 577 instances (6th in baseball) and have recorded 461 base hits. The Texas Rangers have accounted for an on-base percentage of .298 as well as a batting average of .228 so far this year.
The Rangers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.361 in addition to having a FIP of 4.16 as a pitching staff on the campaign. They come in at 29th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 545. The Texas pitching staff have conceded 288 runs so far this season and come in with a team ERA of 4.47 (267 earned runs conceded). Their K/BB ratio is 2.69 (500 strikeouts vs 186 walks). They have conceded 72 long balls and they give up 4.83 runs per 9 innings (20th in MLB).
Texas has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 21 save chances and they have earned 13 saves. They are ranked 14th in the league with a save percentage of 61.9%, and they have dispatched 178 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. Their relief pitchers have come in 52 times in high leverage situations in addition to 53 occasions with base runners. Texas relievers have an inherited score rate of 32.5% out of their 83 inherited base runners. Sitting with 39 save situations, the Rangers have amassed 17 holds and 8 blown saves.
The Texas Rangers have twisted 57 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (7th in pro baseball). The Rangers have racked up 565 assists, 34 errors and have amassed 1,613 putouts so far this year. In 4,839 innings on the field, the Rangers have earned a defensive efficiency of 67.7% (28th in MLB).
During his career, Gibson has allowed 1,262 hits while totaling 956 strikeouts in 1,220 innings pitched. Gibson (73-74 record in his career) is the owner of a 4.43 earned run average and has conceded 9.3 hits per nine innings. He has conceded a total of 601 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.396 and a FIP of 4.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.17 and he has gone up against 5,254 opposing hitters in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Texas (-141)
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