Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 7/4/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Sunday, July 4, 2021
Location: Sahlen Field in Buffalo, NY
Robbie Ray and the Toronto Blue Jays (41-38, 3rd in AL East) host the Tampa Bay Rays (47-34, 2nd in AL East) at Sahlen Field on Sunday.
The Rays have accrued 137 doubles as a squad and have hit 99 baseballs out of the park. Tampa Bay has a slugging percentage of .393 and have been called out on strikes 837 times, while being walked on 315 occasions. As a team, the Tampa Bay Rays are scoring 4.9 runs per contest, which ranks them 8th in MLB. They have compiled 375 RBI's in addition to 636 base knocks on the year, and their team batting average sits at .230. They have notched a total of 397 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .316.
The Rays are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.54 for the year (7th in the league), and they have struck out 767 hitters. Their K/BB ratio is 3.39 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.14. Rays pitchers have given up 91 long balls and 322 runs (8th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 226 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.72 as a team this year.
Rays bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 66 times and also have had 109 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have earned 50 holds for the year (7th in baseball). The Rays bullpen have a save percentage of 67.6% and has entered the game in 86 save situations. They have earned 23 saves over the course of the season and have blown 11 out of their 34 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 80 base runners on the year with 30.0% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. The Rays have dispatched 262 relievers to the hill so far this year.
The Rays have converted 71.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 6,615 innings, which has them ranked 5th in MLB. The Tampa Bay Rays have notched a total of 2,205 putouts on the year, in addition to 738 assists and 34 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .989 which puts them in 2nd in baseball, and have a total of 517 double plays.
Yarbrough has pitched in 431 innings and is sitting with 359 strikeouts so far in his career. His ERA is 4.05 (194 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.160. He has allowed 403 base hits (8.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 97 walks. Yarbrough (32-19 career mark) has a FIP of 3.95 while going up against 1,788 batters in the majors.
Toronto has hit 118 long balls so far this year to go along with 385 runs batted in. They have put up 136 two-baggers, while getting a free base 244 times and scoring 405 runs. The Toronto Blue Jays have tallied an OBP of .330 as well as a team batting average of .266 on the campaign. The Blue Jays have a SLG% of .452 and they earn 5.13 runs per game (3rd in MLB). They have struck out on 652 instances (27th in MLB) and have recorded 720 base hits.
The Blue Jays hold a team WHIP of 1.268 with a FIP of 4.36 as a staff this year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.88 (725 strikeouts vs 252 free passes). They are currently ranked 15th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 622. They have conceded 109 long balls and they allow 4.45 runs per 9 innings (14th in the league). The Toronto pitching staff have conceded 341 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.01 (307 earned runs conceded).
Toronto relievers have an inherited score percentage of 30.0% of 130 inherited runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 90 times in high leverage situations and on 92 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 67 save situations, the Blue Jays have earned 39 holds and 10 blown saves. They sit at 18th in the league holding a save percentage of 60.0%, and they have dispatched 273 relievers onto the diamond on the campaign. Toronto has called on relievers to enter the game in 25 save chances and they have recorded 15 saves.
In their 6,207 innings played, the Blue Jays are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 69.7% (15th in the majors). The Toronto Blue Jays have twisted 65 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .982 (26th in pro baseball). The Blue Jays have racked up 721 assists, 52 errors and have earned a total of 2,069 putouts so far this season.
So far in his pro baseball career, Ray has surrendered 841 hits while he has totaled 1,155 punch outs in 929 frames. Ray (55-54 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 4.19 earned run average and has conceded 8.1 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 432 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.360 and a FIP of 4.1. His K/BB ratio is 2.74 and he has faced 4,002 batters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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