Texas Rangers vs New York Yankees Prediction, 9/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs New York Yankees
Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+220) New York (-303)
Taylor Hearn and the Texas Rangers (55-95, 5th in AL West) head to Yankee Stadium on Wednesday where they'll take on the New York Yankees (84-67, 4th in AL East). The Yankees open this game at -303 while the Rangers are priced at +220. The total opens at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Taylor Hearn and Corey Kluber.
Texas has a slugging percentage of .374 and have been called out on strikes 1,293 times, while drawing a walk on 403 occasions. They have accrued 551 runs batted in and 1,154 hits so far this season, and their team batting average is .231. The Rangers have accrued 207 two-baggers as a team and have hit 156 balls out of the stadium. They have racked up 577 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .294. As a unit, the Texas Rangers are notching 3.9 runs per contest, which is 29th in MLB.
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The Rangers have a team ERA of 4.78 this year (25th in the league), and they have rung up 1,144 batters. They have walked 478 batters and their FIP is 4.78 as a squad this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.39 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.35. Rangers pitchers have conceded 218 home runs and 754 total runs (24th in the league).
Rangers pitchers have come into the game with runners on 136 times in addition to having 125 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 60 holds for the season (28th in baseball). The Rangers bullpen have a save percentage of 58.7% and has entered the game in 108 save situations. They have recorded 27 saves over the course of the season and have blown 19 of 46 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 211 base runners over the course of the season and 32.7% of those players crossed the plate. The Rangers have dispatched 468 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year.
The Rangers have transformed 69.8% of baseballs in play into outs in their 11,883 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 13th in baseball. The Texas Rangers have earned 3,961 putouts so far this season, as well as 1,361 assists and 79 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .985 which puts them in 13th in pro baseball, and have a total of 1,112 double plays.
Hearn (6-6 career record) holds a FIP of 4.92 while going up against 482 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 102 hits (8.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 52 free passes. His ERA is 4.69 (58 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.383. Hearn has thrown 111 frames and has accumulated 110 punch outs so far in his MLB career.
The New York Yankees have compiled an on-base percentage of .323 as well as a batting average of .237 this year. They have been called out on strikes on 1,379 occasions (6th in baseball) and are sitting with 1,178 hits. New York has hit 205 home runs so far this season and 613 runs batted in. The Yankees hold a team slugging percentage of .405 and they score 4.33 runs per game (21st in the league). They have 195 two-baggers, while getting a free base 590 times and recording 654 runs.
The Yankees have a WHIP of 1.207 in addition to having a FIP of 3.92 as a staff on the year. Their K/BB ratio is 3.14 (1,464 strikeouts against 466 free passes). They rank 8th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 1,148. They have conceded 184 homers and they allow 4.24 runs per 9 innings (8th in MLB). The New York pitching staff have given up 630 runs for the year while having a team ERA of 3.76 (558 earned runs relinquished).
New York bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 27.9% out of their 201 inherited runners. Their relievers have taken the field 206 times in high leverage situations in addition to 148 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 153 save situations, the Yankees have recorded 78 holds and 25 blown saves. They rank 10th in baseball with a save rate of 64.3%, and they have dispatched 471 relievers onto the diamond on the year. New York has had relievers take the mound in 70 save chances and they have recorded 45 saves.
In their 12,036 innings played, the Yankees have earned a efficiency on defense of 70.0% (10th in pro baseball). The New York Yankees have turned 107 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .982 (26th in pro baseball). The Yankees have 1,235 assists, 94 errors and have 4,012 putouts so far this year.
Thus far in his career, Kluber has surrendered 1,224 base knocks while totaling 1,538 punch outs in 1,413 innings pitched. He has surrendered 500 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.096 and having a FIP of 3.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.73 and he has faced 5,700 opposing hitters so far in his career. Kluber (103-61 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 3.18 earned run average while giving up 7.8 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas (+220)
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