Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 5/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Monday, May 24, 2021
Location: TD Ballpark in Dunedin, FL
TD Ballpark is the venue where Ross Stripling and the Toronto Blue Jays (23-19, 4th in AL East) will play the Tampa Bay Rays (26-19, 2nd in AL East) on Monday.
The Rays have recorded 85 doubles as a squad and have hit 55 baseballs out of the park. Tampa Bay has a slugging percentage of .404 and have been called out on strikes 472 times, while drawing a walk on 158 occasions. As a squad, the Tampa Bay Rays are compiling 4.8 runs per game, which ranks them 7th in the league. They have accounted for 204 RBI's and 361 hits on the campaign, while their team batting average comes in at .235. They have earned 217 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .315.
The Rays have a team earned run average of 3.56 so far this season (8th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 414 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.18 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.14. Rays pitchers have relinquished 46 home runs and also 179 total runs (14th in the league). They have walked 130 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.67 as a unit over the course of the season.
The Rays have dispatched 137 relievers to the mound on the year. The relievers have inherited 43 runners so far this season and 30.2% of them crossed the plate. They have recorded 13 saves for the year and have blown 6 of 19 chances to save the game. The Rays relief pitchers have a save percentage of 68.4% and stepped onto the hill in 47 save situations. The relief pitchers have racked up 28 holds on the season (5th in MLB). Rays relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 34 times and also have had 54 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Tampa Bay Rays have earned a total of 1,215 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 388 assists and 19 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .988 which ranks 3rd in baseball, and have earned 281 double plays. The Rays have converted 71.4% of baseballs in play into outs in their 3,645 innings, which has them sitting 8th in pro baseball.
Yarbrough has pitched in 391 innings and is sitting with 324 punch outs so far in his MLB career. Yarbrough (30-19 win-loss record in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.88 while facing 1,627 opposing batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 3.98 (173 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.170. He has given up 366 hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 92 walks.
The Toronto Blue Jays have recorded an on-base percentage of .320 and a team batting average of .253 over the course of the season. They have been rung up on 356 occasions (24th in baseball) and have earned a total of 362 base knocks. Toronto has a total of 58 home runs on the season as well as 198 RBIs. The Blue Jays have a team slugging % of .423 and they are recording 5.00 runs per outing (6th in MLB). They have 65 doubles, while getting a free base 127 times and notching 210 runs.
The Blue Jays have a team WHIP of 1.264 with a FIP of 4.20 as a staff so far this year. They are sitting at 15th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 340. The Toronto pitching staff have allowed 171 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 3.93 (160 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.10 (381 strikeouts vs 123 walks). They have given up 56 homers and they surrender 4.20 runs per 9 innings (13th in baseball).
Toronto relievers have an inherited score rate of 28.4% of 67 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 48 times in high leverage situations and on 48 occasions with runners on base. With 41 save situations, the Blue Jays have accumulated 26 holds in addition to 4 blown saves. They rank 8th in the league with a save percentage of 69.2%, and they have dispatched 150 relievers to the mound so far this season. Toronto has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 13 save opportunities and they have walked away with 9 saves.
In their 3,300 innings played, the Blue Jays have a defensive efficiency of 69.1% (20th in pro baseball). The Toronto Blue Jays have turned 43 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .985 (7th in pro baseball). The Blue Jays have accrued 392 assists, 22 errors and have accumulated 1,100 putouts during this campaign.
During his MLB career, Stripling has surrendered 464 hits while accumulating 446 strikeouts in 461 innings. Stripling (23-30 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 3.96 ERA and has given up 9.1 hits per nine innings. He has conceded 203 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.259 and having a FIP of 4.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.81 and he has gone up against 1,934 batters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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