Texas Rangers vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 6/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (-105) Colorado (-116)
Coors Field is the venue where Jon Gray and the Colorado Rockies (21-34, 4th in NL West) will play the Texas Rangers (22-34, 5th in AL West) on Thursday. The Rockies open this contest at -116 while the Rangers are coming in at -105. The over/under opens at 11. The men taking the mound are Mike Foltynewicz and Jon Gray.
Texas is slugging .375 and have been rung up 541 times, while being walked on 171 occasions. They have compiled 210 RBI's as well as 426 base knocks for the year, and their team batting average comes in at .229. The Rangers have accrued 64 doubles as a squad and have smacked 64 baseballs out of the park. They have earned 223 runs scored while having a team OBP of .300. As a squad, the Texas Rangers are scoring 4.0 runs per game, which puts them at 21st in the league.
Rangers pitchers have given up 67 long balls and 257 runs in total (21st in MLB). They have walked 173 hitters and their FIP is 4.19 as a unit on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.65 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.35. The Rangers have compiled a team ERA of 4.39 over the course of the season (21st in MLB), and they have struck out 458 hitters.
The Rangers have sent 163 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 76 runners this season with 30.3% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have compiled 12 saves for the year and have missed out on 6 of 18 save opportunities. The Rangers relief pitchers have a save rate of 66.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 34 save situations. The relievers have notched 15 holds so far this year (28th in the league). Rangers bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 49 times in addition to having 50 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Rangers have turned 68.1% of balls hit into play into outs in their 4,452 innings on the diamond, ranking them 27th in pro baseball. The Texas Rangers have accounted for 1,484 putouts this year, in addition to 522 assists and 32 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .984 which ranks 10th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 407 double plays.
Foltynewicz has thrown 748 innings and has accounted for 699 punch outs in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.33 (360 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.325. He has allowed 737 base knocks (8.9 hits per nine innings) and has 255 walks. Foltynewicz (45-47 record in his career) has a FIP of 4.40 while facing 3,212 hitters in the major leagues.
The Colorado Rockies have earned an on-base percentage of .303 as well as a batting average of .234 for the season. They have been rung up on 479 instances (17th in MLB) and have notched a total of 418 base knocks. Colorado has compiled 49 home runs so far this season to go along with 216 RBIs. The Rockies hold a slugging % of .380 and they tally 4.20 runs per outing (18th in the league). They have hit 85 two-baggers, while taking a walk 168 times and scoring 231 runs.
The Rockies have a WHIP of 1.421 and have a FIP of 4.56 as a staff on the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.02 (416 strikeouts against 206 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 25th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 455. They have given up 63 homers and they allow 5.28 runs per 9 innings (27th in baseball). The Colorado pitching staff have allowed 273 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.72 (244 earned runs relinquished).
Sitting with 27 save situations, the Rockies have accumulated 11 holds in addition to 9 blown saves. Colorado has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 16 save opportunities and they have come away with 7 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 54 times in high leverage situations and also on 52 occasions with base runners. Colorado bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 40.2% out of their 82 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 29th in baseball with a save percentage of 43.8%, and they have sent 177 bullpen pitchers to the hill for the year.
The Colorado Rockies have twisted 47 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .980 (28th in MLB). The Rockies have accrued 509 assists, 38 errors and are sitting with 1,396 putouts during this campaign. In 4,188 innings on the diamond, the Rockies have a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (22nd in the majors).
Gray (49-42 career win-loss mark) has a 4.52 ERA while surrendering 9.0 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 3.00 and he has faced 3,169 opposing batters in his career. He has allowed a total of 372 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.332 and a FIP of 3.9. Thus far in his career, Gray has given up 740 base knocks and he has 742 K's in 741 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Texas (-105)
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