Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 5/23/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Sunday, May 23, 2021
Location: TD Ballpark in Dunedin, FL
Hyun Jin Ryu and the Toronto Blue Jays (23-19, 4th in AL East) play the Tampa Bay Rays (26-19, 2nd in AL East) at TD Ballpark on Sunday.
Tampa Bay is slugging .404 and have struck out 472 times, while drawing a walk on 158 occasions. They have accumulated 204 runs batted in in addition to 361 hits so far this year, while their batting average is at .235. The Rays have accumulated 85 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 55 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accumulated 217 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .315. As a unit, the Tampa Bay Rays are scoring 4.8 runs per contest, which puts them at 7th in the league.
The Rays have compiled a team earned run average of 3.56 for the year (8th in MLB), and they have rung up 414 hitters. They have walked 130 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.67 as a squad on the campaign. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.18 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.14. Rays pitchers have relinquished 46 home runs and 179 runs in total (14th in baseball).
Rays pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 34 times in addition to having 54 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have notched 28 holds this season (5th in the league). The Rays relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 68.4% and has entered the game in 47 save situations. They have earned 13 saves for the season and have blown 6 of their 19 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 43 runners for the season with 30.2% of them crossed the plate. The Rays have dispatched 137 relief pitchers to the mound on the year.
The Rays have converted 71.4% of balls in play into outs out of 3,645 innings on the field, which ranks them 8th in pro baseball. The Tampa Bay Rays have 1,215 putouts so far this season, in addition to 388 assists and 19 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .988 which is 3rd in the majors, and they have turned 281 double plays.
Fleming (8-3 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.28 while facing 265 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. He has allowed 51 hits (6.9 hits per 9 innings) with 18 free passes. His ERA is 2.55 (19 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.030. Fleming has pitched in 67 innings and has earned 46 K's during his MLB career.
The Toronto Blue Jays have earned a team on-base percentage of .320 as well as a batting average of .253 for the year. They have struck out on 356 occasions (24th in MLB) and have earned 362 base hits. Toronto has 58 home runs on the season to go along with 198 runs batted in. The Blue Jays hold a team slugging percentage of .423 and they are recording 5.00 runs per game (6th in the league). They have 65 doubles, while getting a free base 127 times as well as recording 210 runs.
The Blue Jays hold a team WHIP of 1.264 in addition to having a FIP of 4.20 as a staff so far this year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.10 (381 strikeouts vs 123 walks). They come in at 15th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 340. They have given up 56 home runs and they concede 4.20 runs per 9 innings (13th in MLB). The Toronto pitching staff have given up 171 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 3.93 (160 earned runs conceded).
Toronto has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 13 save chances and they have come away with 9 saves. They sit at 8th in baseball holding a save percentage of 69.2%, and they have dispatched 150 relievers to the mound so far this season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 48 times in high leverage situations and on 48 occasions with runners on. Toronto bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 28.4% out of their 67 inherited base runners. Sitting with 41 save situations, the Blue Jays have recorded 26 holds in addition to 4 blown saves.
Out of their 3,300 innings played, the Blue Jays have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.1% (20th in MLB). The Toronto Blue Jays have twisted 43 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (7th in professional baseball). The Blue Jays have recorded 392 assists, 22 errors and have earned 1,100 putouts during this campaign.
Ryu (63-37 career mark) has a 2.93 ERA while allowing 8.4 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.20 and he has faced 3,485 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. He has surrendered 278 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.153 and a FIP of 3.3. In his career, Ryu has conceded 799 base hits while earning 782 punch outs in 854 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Toronto
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