Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 5/28/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Friday, May 28, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Jordan Lyles and the Texas Rangers (22-29, 5th in AL West) head to T-Mobile Park on Friday where they'll meet the Seattle Mariners (23-27, 3rd in AL West).
As a squad, the Texas Rangers are compiling 4.1 runs per contest, which puts them at 18th in the league. They have 207 runs scored and hold an OBP of .306. The Rangers have hit 59 doubles as a team and have knocked 59 baseballs out of the park. They have recorded 195 runs batted in in addition to 389 hits so far this year, while their average at the plate comes in at .234. Texas has a slugging percentage of .383 and have been called out on strikes 480 times, while drawing a walk on 156 occasions.
The Rangers are sitting with a team ERA of 4.40 on the season (20th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 407 hitters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.58 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.35. Rangers pitchers have given up 59 long balls and also 230 runs (21st in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 158 batters and their FIP sits at 4.21 as a squad for the year.
The Rangers have sent 148 relievers to the hill this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 69 base runners on the year and 27.5% of them ended up scoring. They have compiled 12 saves on the year and have blown 6 out of their 18 chances to get a save. The Rangers bullpen have a save percentage of 66.7% and has come into the game in 34 save situations. The bullpen have earned 15 holds on the year (28th in the league). Rangers bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 44 times as well as having 46 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Rangers have transformed 68.2% of baseballs in play into outs in their 3,999 innings on the field, ranking them 25th in MLB. The Texas Rangers are sitting with 1,333 putouts for the season, in addition to 473 assists and 30 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .984 which has them sitting 15th in pro baseball, and they have turned 365 double plays.
Lyles has taken the ball for 1,017 innings and has accumulated 776 strikeouts during his MLB career. His ERA is 5.25 (594 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.448. He has given up 1,117 base knocks (9.9 hits per nine innings) and has 356 walks. Lyles (46-69 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.63 and he has gone up against 4,498 opposing batters in the majors.
The Mariners have a team slugging % of .360 and they tally 3.76 runs per game (26th in MLB). They have 76 doubles, while taking a walk 157 times and recording 184 runs. Seattle has compiled 54 home runs for the year and 178 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 461 occasions (8th in MLB) and have tallied 312 base hits. The Seattle Mariners have earned a team OBP of .281 as well as a team batting average of .202 this year.
The Seattle pitching staff have surrendered 233 runs on the season while holding a team ERA of 4.55 (214 earned runs surrendered). They have allowed 55 dingers and they allow 4.96 runs per 9 innings (22nd in MLB). The Mariners have a WHIP of 1.304 with a FIP of 4.36 as a unit over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.35 (380 strikeouts vs 162 free passes). They come in at 19th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 390.
Sitting with 52 save situations, the Mariners have recorded 30 holds and 8 blown saves. Seattle has had relievers enter the contest in 22 save chances and they have tallied 14 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 57 times in high leverage situations and on 49 occasions with base runners. Seattle relievers have an inherited score rate of 29.2% out of their 72 inherited runners. They are ranked 13th in baseball holding a save percentage of 63.6%, and they have sent 161 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year.
In their 3,813 innings on the field, the Mariners have a defensive efficiency of 70.1% (12th in pro baseball). The Seattle Mariners have turned 48 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (21st in professional baseball). The Mariners have recorded 451 assists, 30 errors and have notched a total of 1,271 putouts for the year.
During his pro baseball career, Sheffield has surrendered 151 base knocks while he has totaled 119 strikeouts in 138 innings pitched. He has conceded a total of 72 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.522 and a FIP of 4.2. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.02 and he has faced 614 batters during his MLB career. Sheffield (7-8 career win-loss record) has earned a 4.70 earned run average and has allowed 9.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas
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