Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 5/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Dane Dunning and the Texas Rangers (16-17, 4th in AL West) host the Seattle Mariners (17-15, 2nd in AL West) at Globe Life Field on Sunday.
The Mariners have hit 49 doubles as a unit and have hit 35 baseballs out of the park. Seattle is slugging .359 and have been rung up 305 times, while being walked on 101 occasions. As a team, the Seattle Mariners are scoring 4.0 runs per outing, which is 22nd in the league. They have amassed 122 runs batted in as well as 202 base knocks this season, while their average at the plate is at .201. They have 127 runs while having a team OBP of .280.
The Mariners hold a team earned run average of 3.90 on the season (12th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 237 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 107 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.25 as a unit so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.21 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.22. Mariners pitchers have surrendered 32 home runs and also 134 runs in total (15th in the league).
The Mariners have dispatched 100 relievers to the mound on the campaign. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 39 base runners for the year with 35.9% of those players crossed home plate. They have compiled 9 saves for the year and have not converted 5 of 14 save chances. The Mariners relievers have a save percentage of 64.3% and has stepped onto the mound in 31 save situations. The relief pitchers have 17 holds on the year (14th in baseball). Mariners relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 29 times as well as having 40 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Seattle Mariners have a total of 812 putouts this year, as well as 289 assists and 7 errors. Their fielding rate is at .994 which is 1st in MLB, and have a total of 168 double plays. The Mariners have turned 73.6% of balls in play into outs out of 2,436 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 2nd in pro baseball.
Sheffield (6-6 career mark) has earned a FIP of 4.09 while he has gone up against 540 opposing batters during his time in the majors. He has given up 129 hits (9.5 hits per nine innings) and has had 52 walks. His ERA is 4.43 (60 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.484. Sheffield has taken the hill for 122 innings and has 109 punch outs in his MLB career.
Texas has compiled 40 home runs this year as well as 129 RBIs. They have notched 33 two-baggers, while taking a walk 99 times as well as putting up 135 runs. The Texas Rangers have compiled a team OBP of .309 and a batting average of .237 so far this season. The Rangers hold a slugging percentage of .383 and they are scoring 4.09 runs per outing (21st in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 336 occasions (3rd in baseball) and have tallied 261 base knocks.
The Rangers hold a team WHIP of 1.276 and have a FIP of 4.16 as a unit for the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.29 (283 strikeouts vs 86 free passes). They rank 29th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 288. They have relinquished 45 homers and they surrender 4.51 runs per 9 innings (19th in baseball). The Texas pitching staff have given up 147 runs this year while holding an ERA of 4.27 (139 earned runs surrendered).
Texas has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 14 save opportunities and they have converted 10 saves. They rank 9th in MLB holding a save percentage of 71.4%, and they have dispatched 94 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond so far this year. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 29 times in high leverage situations and also on 24 occasions with base runners. Texas relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 21.6% out of their 37 inherited runners. Sitting with 26 save situations, the Rangers have amassed 11 holds and 4 blown saves.
In 2,643 innings on the field, the Rangers have a defensive efficiency of 68.7% (23rd in baseball). The Texas Rangers have turned 25 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .983 (17th in the majors). The Rangers have recorded 305 assists, 20 errors and are sitting with 881 putouts so far this season.
During his pro baseball career, Dunning has conceded 52 base knocks while he has tallied 64 strikeouts in 62 frames. He has given up a total of 27 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.155 and having a FIP of 3.2. His K/BB ratio is 3.20 and he has gone up against 260 batters so far in his pro baseball career. Dunning (3-2 mark in his career) has earned a 3.90 earned run average while giving up 7.5 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Texas
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