Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 5/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Ljay Newsome and the Seattle Mariners (17-15, 2nd in AL West) are headed to Globe Life Field on Saturday where they'll meet the Texas Rangers (16-17, 4th in AL West).
Seattle has a slugging rate of .359 and have been called out on strikes 305 times, while taking a walk on 101 occasions. They have compiled 122 runs batted in as well as 202 hits this season, while their team batting average is at .201. The Mariners have hit 49 doubles as a unit and have hit 35 baseballs out of the park. They have a total of 127 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .280. As a unit, the Seattle Mariners are recording 4.0 runs per game, which ranks them 22nd in the league.
The Mariners are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.90 on the season (12th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 237 hitters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.21 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.22. Mariners pitchers have conceded 32 home runs and 134 runs in total (15th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 107 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.25 as a unit this season.
The Mariners relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 64.3% and has come into the game in 31 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 39 base runners this season and 35.9% of them ended up scoring. Mariners bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on 29 times and also have had 40 appearances in high leverage situations. The Mariners have dispatched 100 relievers to the mound so far this year. The relief pitchers have tallied 17 holds for the season (14th in baseball). They have earned 9 saves so far this season and have blown 5 out of their 14 chances to save the game.
The Mariners have converted 73.6% of balls in play into outs out of their 2,436 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 2nd in professional baseball. The Seattle Mariners have a tally of 812 putouts thus far, in addition to 289 assists and 7 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .994 which has them sitting 1st in baseball, and they have twisted 168 double plays.
Newsome (1-2 career mark) holds a FIP of 5.64 while he has gone up against 131 opposing batters in the major leagues. He has given up 36 hits (11.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 4 walks. His earned run average is 5.83 (19 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.364. Newsome has thrown 29 innings and has racked up 23 strikeouts so far in his career.
The Rangers hold a team SLG% of .383 and they score 4.09 runs per outing (21st in the league). They have recorded 33 doubles, while walking 99 times and scoring 135 runs. Texas has tallied 40 HRs on the year as well as 129 runs batted in. They have struck out on 336 instances (3rd in the league) and have a total of 261 hits. The Texas Rangers have accumulated a team on-base percentage of .309 and a batting average of .237 this season.
The Texas pitching staff have yielded 147 runs this season while holding an ERA of 4.27 (139 earned runs allowed). They have surrendered 45 long balls and they concede 4.51 runs per 9 innings (19th in MLB). The Rangers have a team WHIP of 1.276 and have a FIP of 4.16 as a staff on the year. Their K/BB ratio is 3.29 (283 strikeouts vs 86 bases on balls). They come in at 29th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 288.
Texas has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 14 save chances and they have come away with 10 saves. They are currently ranked 9th in MLB with a save rate of 71.4%, and they have dispatched 94 relief pitchers onto the diamond for the season. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 29 times in high leverage situations and on 24 occasions with runners on. Texas bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 21.6% out of their 37 inherited runners. With 26 save situations, the Rangers have tallied 11 holds in addition to 4 blown saves.
In 2,643 innings on the diamond, the Rangers have a defensive efficiency of 68.7% (23rd in the majors). The Texas Rangers have twisted 25 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (17th in pro baseball). The Rangers have accrued 305 assists, 20 errors and have earned 881 putouts for the year.
Dunning (3-2 career record) has a 3.90 earned run average and has surrendered 7.5 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.20 and he has gone up against 260 opposing batters thus far in his career. He has given up 27 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.155 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.2. So far in his pro baseball career, Dunning has conceded 52 base knocks while tallying 64 punch outs in 62 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Texas
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