Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 7/4/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Sunday, July 4, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Chris Flexen and the Seattle Mariners (43-39, 3rd in AL West) play the Texas Rangers (32-49, 5th in AL West) at T-Mobile Park on Sunday.
The Rangers have accumulated 97 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 95 balls out of the park. Texas has a slugging rate of .385 and have been called out on strikes 732 times, while being walked on 245 occasions. As a unit, the Texas Rangers are putting up 4.1 runs per game, which puts them at 23rd in MLB. They have amassed 317 runs batted in in addition to 635 base knocks this season, while their batting average is sitting at .235. They have accounted for 333 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .304.
The Rangers have an ERA of 4.52 over the course of the season (21st in MLB), and the staff has rung up 655 hitters. They have walked 245 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.35 as a team for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.67 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.35. Rangers pitchers have conceded 104 home runs and 385 runs in total (22nd in MLB).
The Rangers have sent 241 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. The relievers have inherited 107 runners so far this year with 34.6% of those runners earned a run for their team. They have tallied 16 saves on the campaign and have missed out on 12 of 28 chances to save the game. The Rangers relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 57.1% and has come into the game in 54 save situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 25 holds on the season (30th in MLB). Rangers pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 69 times and also have had 68 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Rangers have turned 68.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 6,450 innings, which has them sitting 24th in the majors. The Texas Rangers have a tally of 2,150 putouts thus far, in addition to 745 assists and 44 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .985 which has them sitting 9th in baseball, and have a total of 590 double plays.
Foltynewicz (46-49 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.45 while he has faced 3,323 opposing batters in the majors. He has surrendered 769 hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) and has had 259 free passes. His ERA is 4.42 (380 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.330. Foltynewicz has pitched in 773 frames and has accounted for 717 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career.
The Seattle Mariners have a team OBP of .293 in addition to a batting average of .219 this year. They have struck out on 789 instances (4th in the league) and have recorded 582 base hits. Seattle has a total of 100 home runs this year to go along with 329 RBIs. The Mariners hold a slugging percentage of .383 and they earn 4.15 runs per contest (20th in baseball). They have recorded 126 two-baggers, while taking a walk 253 times and earning 340 runs.
The Seattle pitching staff have yielded 382 runs this season while having a team ERA of 4.46 (355 earned runs allowed). They have surrendered 93 long balls and they allow 4.80 runs per 9 innings (20th in baseball). The Mariners have a team WHIP of 1.301 in addition to having a FIP of 4.27 as a squad this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.46 (666 strikeouts vs 271 free passes). They have a ranking of 20th in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 661.
Sitting with 85 save situations, the Mariners have 47 holds and also 16 blown saves. Seattle has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 38 save opportunities and they have earned 22 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 95 times in high leverage situations in addition to 80 occasions with base runners. Seattle relievers have an inherited score percentage of 32.4% out of their 111 inherited base runners. They are ranked 21st in the league holding a save rate of 57.9%, and they have dispatched 282 relief pitchers to the hill this season.
The Seattle Mariners have turned 87 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .984 (12th in pro baseball). The Mariners have recorded 749 assists, 46 errors and have earned a total of 2,150 putouts so far this season. In their 6,450 innings played, the Mariners have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (16th in pro baseball).
So far in his pro baseball career, Flexen has allowed 177 base knocks while tallying 101 K's in 147 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 96 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.683 and a FIP of 5.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.42 and he has gone up against 669 batters during his pro baseball career. Flexen (9-14 career record) is the owner of a 5.86 ERA and has surrendered 10.8 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas
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