Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 5/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Cole Irvin and the Oakland Athletics (19-14, 1st in AL West) host the Tampa Bay Rays (18-15, 2nd in AL East) at RingCentral Coliseum on Sunday.
The Rays have accrued 57 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 34 balls out of the stadium. Tampa Bay has a slugging % of .374 and have been called out on strikes 340 times, while drawing a walk on 120 occasions. As a unit, the Tampa Bay Rays are recording 4.4 runs/g, which puts them at 16th in baseball. They have accrued 134 runs batted in in addition to 252 hits for the year, and their batting average is .226. They have racked up 145 runs scored while having a team OBP of .311.
The Rays have a team earned run average of 3.86 so far this season (11th in MLB), and they have rung up 299 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.25 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.17. Rays pitchers have surrendered 32 home runs and also 141 total runs (19th in MLB). They have walked 92 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.54 as a team on the year.
The Rays relievers have accumulated a save rate of 64.7% and stepped onto the hill in 40 save situations. The relievers have inherited 31 base runners this year with 25.8% of those players crossed the plate. Rays relief pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 26 times as well as having 45 appearances in high leverage situations. The Rays have sent 101 relievers to the mound on the campaign. The bullpen have notched 23 holds this season (5th in baseball). They have compiled 11 saves on the campaign and have blown 6 out of their 17 save opportunities.
The Rays have converted 70.4% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 2,685 innings, which has them ranked 15th in baseball. The Tampa Bay Rays have amassed 895 putouts this year, as well as 292 assists and 12 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .990 which has them ranked 2nd in professional baseball, and have a total of 204 double plays.
McClanahan has taken the hill for 8 frames and has totaled 10 K's so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 2.25 (2 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.125. He has surrendered 7 base hits (7.9 hits per 9 innings) with 2 walks. McClanahan (0-0 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 2.97 while facing 31 opposing batters during his time in the majors.
The Athletics hold a team SLG% of .390 and they tally 4.21 runs per contest (19th in baseball). They have hit 42 doubles, while getting a free base 116 times and scoring 139 runs. Oakland has 43 home runs on the season to go along with 131 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 293 occasions (9th in baseball) and have 232 base knocks. The Oakland Athletics have recorded a team OBP of .308 as well as a team batting average of .219 for the year.
The Athletics have a WHIP of 1.333 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.92 as a unit on the year. They are currently ranked 30th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 294. The Oakland pitching staff have surrendered 152 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 4.33 (140 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.93 (275 strikeouts vs 94 bases on balls). They have yielded 36 homers and they surrender 4.70 runs per 9 innings (20th in MLB).
Oakland bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 46.3% out of 41 inherited runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 29 times in high leverage situations and on 25 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 23 save situations, the Athletics have earned 13 holds in addition to 1 blown save. They are currently ranked 2nd in MLB holding a save rate of 90.0%, and they have dispatched 108 relievers to the mound so far this season. Oakland has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 10 save chances and they have come away with 9 saves.
The Oakland Athletics have twisted 21 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .985 (9th in baseball). The Athletics have accrued 267 assists, 17 errors and have a tally of 873 putouts over the course of the season. In 2,619 innings on the diamond, the Athletics have a efficiency on defense of 68.0% (27th in baseball).
During his MLB career, Irvin has given up 90 base knocks while tallying 69 K's in 80 frames. He has surrendered a total of 46 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.357 and a FIP of 4.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.63 and he has faced 347 opposing hitters during his MLB career. Irvin (5-5 mark in his career) holds a 5.15 ERA and has allowed 10.1 hits per nine innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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