Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 8/12/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+190) Seattle (-256)
T-Mobile Park is the venue where Marco Gonzales and the Seattle Mariners (59-55, 3rd in AL West) will take on the Texas Rangers (40-73, 5th in AL West) on Thursday. The Mariners open this matchup at -256 while the Rangers are coming in at +190. The over/under opens at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Mike Foltynewicz and Marco Gonzales.
The Rangers have tallied 141 doubles as a unit and have hit 121 balls out of the stadium. Texas has a slugging rate of .368 and have struck out 989 times, while drawing a walk on 320 occasions. As a squad, the Texas Rangers are knocking in 3.8 runs per outing, which puts them at 29th in the league. They have amassed 401 runs batted in as well as 821 hits so far this year, and their average at the plate is .222. They have accounted for 420 runs while holding a team OBP of .291.
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The Rangers have an ERA of 4.75 so far this year (25th in the league), and the staff has rung up 877 hitters. They have walked 352 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.64 as a team for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.49 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.35. Rangers pitchers have allowed 156 home runs and also 560 total runs (26th in the league).
Rangers pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 99 times and also have had 93 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have earned 37 holds on the campaign (30th in MLB). The Rangers relievers have a save rate of 55.9% and stepped onto the hill in 72 save situations. They have compiled 19 saves this season and have blown 15 of 34 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 151 base runners so far this season with 37.1% of those runners earned a run for their team. The Rangers have dispatched 341 relievers to the hill on the season.
The Rangers have turned 69.1% of balls in play into outs in their 8,847 innings, ranking them 20th in the majors. The Texas Rangers have earned a total of 2,949 putouts on the year, as well as 1,026 assists and 63 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which is 15th in baseball, and have a total of 820 double plays.
Foltynewicz (46-52 career mark) has earned a FIP of 4.61 and he has faced 3,452 hitters in the majors. He has conceded 796 base hits (8.9 hits per nine innings) with 270 walks. His earned run average is 4.54 (405 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.328. Foltynewicz has pitched in 803 innings and has earned 735 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career.
The Mariners hold a team slugging percentage of .380 and they score 4.19 runs per game (22nd in the league). They have tallied 153 doubles, while taking a walk 365 times and recording 474 runs. Seattle is sitting with 139 home runs for the year as well as 455 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 1,078 occasions (5th in baseball) and have earned a total of 815 base hits. The Seattle Mariners hold a team OBP of .298 as well as a batting average of .221 so far this year.
The Mariners are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.298 with a FIP of 4.24 as a unit this season. They are currently ranked 20th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 935. The Seattle pitching staff have surrendered 525 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 4.40 (485 earned runs surrendered). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.65 (934 strikeouts against 353 free passes). They have given up 132 home runs and they give up 4.76 runs per 9 innings (17th in the league).
Seattle relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 29.0% out of 138 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 128 times in high leverage situations and on 104 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 118 save situations, the Mariners have amassed 63 holds and also 24 blown saves. They are ranked 23rd in MLB with a save rate of 56.4%, and they have sent 393 relievers to the hill for the season. Seattle has had relievers take the mound in 55 save chances and they have converted 31 saves.
In 8,931 innings on the diamond, the Mariners have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.5% (19th in the majors). The Seattle Mariners have turned 102 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .986 (5th in the majors). The Mariners have 997 assists, 55 errors and have notched a total of 2,977 putouts on the season.
In his career, Gonzales has surrendered 620 base hits while tallying 485 strikeouts in 596 innings. Gonzales (44-32 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 4.18 ERA and has allowed 9.4 hits per nine innings. He has conceded 277 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.301 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.11 and he has gone up against 2,527 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Seattle (-256)
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