Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 5/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021
Location: TD Ballpark in Dunedin, FL
Shane McClanahan and the Tampa Bay Rays (25-19, 2nd in AL East) go to TD Ballpark on Saturday where they'll take on the Toronto Blue Jays (23-18, 3rd in AL East).
The Rays have hit 81 doubles as a team and have hit 49 balls out of the stadium. Tampa Bay has a slugging % of .392 and have been called out on strikes 452 times, while being walked on 148 occasions. As a squad, the Tampa Bay Rays are notching 4.6 runs per game, which has them at 10th in the league. They have 186 RBI's in addition to 333 base knocks for the season, while their batting average sits at .229. They have 198 runs and hold an OBP of .310.
The Rays hold a team earned run average of 3.60 this year (7th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 400 hitters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.31 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.14. Rays pitchers have surrendered 42 long balls and 171 total runs (14th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 121 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.56 as a team on the season.
The Rays have dispatched 132 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 43 base runners this year with 30.2% of them earned a run for their team. They have compiled 12 saves over the course of the season and have blown 6 of 18 save opportunities. The Rays relievers have accumulated a save rate of 66.7% and has entered the game in 45 save situations. The relievers have a total of 27 holds so far this season (6th in the league). Rays relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on 34 times as well as having 53 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Rays have turned 71.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of 3,483 innings on the field, which ranks them 8th in professional baseball. The Tampa Bay Rays have a total of 1,161 putouts on the year, in addition to 366 assists and 17 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .989 which has them ranked 3rd in professional baseball, and have a total of 268 double plays.
McClanahan has taken the ball for 17 innings and has earned 22 punch outs in his career. McClanahan (1-0 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 3.71 while he has gone up against 72 hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.67 (9 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.269. He has conceded 17 hits (8.8 hits per nine innings) and has had 5 walks.
The Toronto Blue Jays have accumulated an OBP of .317 in addition to a batting average of .252 on the campaign. They have been called out on strikes on 337 occasions (26th in MLB) and have tallied 342 base hits. Toronto is sitting with 57 long balls so far this year to go along with 188 runs batted in. The Blue Jays hold a slugging percentage of .423 and they score 5.00 runs per game (6th in baseball). They have hit 57 two-baggers, while getting a free base 117 times as well as earning 200 runs.
The Toronto pitching staff have allowed 156 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.75 (145 earned runs given up). They have given up 50 long balls and they surrender 4.03 runs per 9 innings (11th in the league). The Blue Jays hold a team WHIP of 1.244 in addition to having a FIP of 4.12 as a squad this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.02 (362 strikeouts against 120 free passes). They come in at 12th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 313.
Toronto relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 28.8% out of 66 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 46 times in high leverage situations and on 47 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 38 save situations, the Blue Jays have recorded 24 holds and also 3 blown saves. They rank 7th in baseball with a save rate of 75.0%, and they have dispatched 144 relievers onto the field so far this year. Toronto has called on relief pitchers to enter the game in 12 save opportunities and they have come away with 9 saves.
The Toronto Blue Jays have twisted 40 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .985 (11th in the majors). The Blue Jays have recorded 369 assists, 22 errors and have earned 1,046 putouts this year. Out of their 3,138 innings played, the Blue Jays hold a defensive efficiency of 69.6% (16th in pro baseball).
Ray (51-52 mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.24 ERA and has conceded 8.2 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.65 and he has faced 3,812 opposing batters in his MLB career. He has allowed 416 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.373 and having a FIP of 4.2. In his pro baseball career, Ray has allowed 801 hits and he has 1,090 punch outs in 882 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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