Seattle Mariners vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 8/4/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+125) Tampa Bay (-156)
Logan Gilbert and the Seattle Mariners (57-50, 3rd in AL West) go to Tropicana Field on Wednesday where they'll take on the Tampa Bay Rays (64-43, 1st in AL East). The line on this contest has the Mariners coming in at +125 and the Rays are at -156. The total is set at 7.5. The pitchers expected to start will be Logan Gilbert and Josh Fleming.
As a team, the Seattle Mariners are scoring 4.2 runs per outing, which has them at 20th in baseball. They have earned a total of 448 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .298. The Mariners have accumulated 144 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 133 baseballs out of the stadium. They have earned 431 runs batted in as well as 761 base knocks on the campaign, and their batting average is at .221. Seattle has a slugging % of .382 and have struck out 1,007 times, while taking a walk on 342 occasions.
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Mariners pitchers have conceded 126 home runs and 504 runs in total (20th in the league). They have walked 330 hitters and their FIP is 4.26 as a team for the year. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.64 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.30. The Mariners hold a team ERA of 4.54 for the season (21st in the league), and their staff has rung up 870 hitters.
Mariners relief pitchers have come into the game with players on base 98 times and also have had 115 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have recorded 60 holds this year (8th in baseball). The Mariners relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 59.2% and stepped onto the hill in 109 save situations. They have accumulated 29 saves this year and have missed out on 20 of 49 chances to get a save. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 133 runners on the season and 29.3% of them crossed the plate. The Mariners have dispatched 370 relievers to the hill on the season.
The Seattle Mariners are sitting with 2,792 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 940 assists and 53 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .986 which has them ranked 6th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 770 double plays. The Mariners have converted 69.4% of balls in play into outs out of their 8,376 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 19th in the majors.
Gilbert has taken the mound for 62 innings and has 73 punch outs during his MLB career. His earned run average is 4.04 (28 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.059. He has conceded 52 base knocks (7.5 hits per 9 innings) with 14 walks. Gilbert (5-2 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.24 while going up against 257 opposing batters in the major leagues.
Tampa Bay has accounted for 136 home runs so far this year to go along with 504 RBIs. They have notched 182 doubles, while walking 393 times and recording 531 runs. The Tampa Bay Rays have an on-base percentage of .316 and a team batting average of .234 so far this season. The Rays have a team SLG% of .407 and they are scoring 5.01 runs per contest (4th in MLB). They have struck out on 1,061 instances (1st in the league) and have earned 839 hits.
The Rays hold a team WHIP of 1.145 with a FIP of 3.68 as a staff this year. They are currently ranked 11th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 800. The Tampa Bay pitching staff have conceded 419 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 3.52 (373 earned runs given up). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.43 (1,006 strikeouts vs 293 free passes). They have allowed 117 dingers and they surrender 3.95 runs per 9 innings (4th in the league).
Tampa Bay relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 30.3% out of 109 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 131 times in high leverage situations and on 90 occasions with runners on base. With 105 save situations, the Rays have 62 holds and also 13 blown saves. They are ranked 5th in MLB holding a save percentage of 68.3%, and they have dispatched 341 relief pitchers onto the field on the year. Tampa Bay has called on relievers to enter the contest in 41 save opportunities and they have walked away with 28 saves.
In 8,595 innings on the diamond, the Rays hold a defensive efficiency of 70.7% (6th in pro baseball). The Tampa Bay Rays have turned 88 double plays and have a fielding rate of .986 (8th in MLB). The Rays have 909 assists, 54 errors and are sitting with 2,865 putouts for the season.
In his career, Fleming has allowed 104 hits while totaling 76 punch outs in 114 innings pitched. He has conceded 48 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.160 and a FIP of 4.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.62 and he has faced 470 hitters during his career. Fleming (13-5 record in his career) is the owner of a 3.77 earned run average and has given up 8.2 hits per 9 innings.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Seattle (+125)
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