Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Prediction, 5/13/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros
Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Mike Foltynewicz and the Texas Rangers (18-20, 4th in AL West) go to Minute Maid Park on Thursday where they'll take on the Houston Astros (19-17, 2nd in AL West).
The Rangers have compiled 42 two-baggers as a team and have hit 47 balls out of the park. Texas has a slugging rate of .396 and have been rung up 374 times, while drawing a walk on 112 occasions. As a team, the Texas Rangers are putting up 4.2 runs per game, which puts them at 16th in the league. They have accrued 154 runs batted in and 309 base knocks for the year, and their batting average comes in at .243. They have tallied 161 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .313.
Rangers pitchers have allowed 51 home runs and also 169 total runs (24th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 107 batters and their FIP is 4.19 as a team over the course of the season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.08 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.30. The Rangers are sitting with a team ERA of 4.23 this season (19th in the league), and their staff has rung up 330 batters.
Rangers pitchers have come into the game with players on base 26 times and also have had 31 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 11 holds on the campaign (25th in MLB). The Rangers relievers have a save percentage of 73.3% and has stepped onto the mound in 27 save situations. They have earned 11 saves on the season and have blown 4 of 15 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 41 runners over the course of the season with 19.5% of them earned a run for their team. The Rangers have sent 108 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year.
The Rangers have converted 68.5% of balls in play into outs out of 3,030 innings, which has them sitting 25th in pro baseball. The Texas Rangers have notched a total of 1,010 putouts so far this season, in addition to 351 assists and 24 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which is 18th in pro baseball, and have a total of 277 double plays.
Foltynewicz has pitched in 726 innings and has earned 691 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.34 (350 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.324. He has conceded 713 base knocks (8.8 hits per nine innings) with 248 walks. Foltynewicz (45-45 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.41 while he has gone up against 3,116 hitters during his time in the major leagues.
The Houston Astros have earned a team on-base percentage of .324 and a team batting average of .260 over the course of the season. They have been rung up on 260 instances (29th in baseball) and have tallied 318 hits. Houston has compiled 40 home runs this year and 173 runs batted in. The Astros have a team SLG% of .425 and they average 5.03 runs per outing (4th in the league). They have notched 72 doubles, while taking a walk 107 times and scoring 181 runs.
The Houston pitching staff have allowed 145 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 3.89 (137 earned runs yielded). They have relinquished 45 homers and they give up 4.12 runs per 9 innings (11th in MLB). The Astros have a WHIP of 1.189 and have a FIP of 4.18 as a squad this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.86 (323 strikeouts vs 113 bases on balls). They are sitting at 13th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 264.
Houston relievers have an inherited score rate of 41.5% out of 53 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 31 times in high leverage situations and also on 30 occasions with base runners. With 30 save situations, the Astros have tallied 16 holds and 5 blown saves. They sit at 16th in baseball with a save percentage of 61.5%, and they have dispatched 108 relief pitchers onto the field over the course of the season. Houston has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 13 save opportunities and they have come away with 8 saves.
In their 2,853 innings played, the Astros are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 72.1% (3rd in pro baseball). The Houston Astros have twisted 30 double plays and have a fielding rate of .989 (4th in the majors). The Astros have recorded 291 assists, 14 errors and have earned 951 putouts on the season.
During his MLB career, Javier has given up 55 base knocks and he has 92 punch outs in 85 innings. Javier (8-3 career win-loss record) holds a 3.27 earned run average while giving up 5.8 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 31 ER's while earning a WHIP of 0.996 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.4. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.07 and he has gone up against 338 hitters in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Texas
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