Toronto Blue Jays vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 5/28/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Friday, May 28, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Progressive Field is the venue where Logan Allen and the Cleveland Indians (26-21, 2nd in AL Central) will play the Toronto Blue Jays (24-23, 4th in AL East) on Friday.
The Blue Jays have hit 69 doubles as a squad and have knocked 71 baseballs out of the stadium. Toronto has a slugging rate of .432 and have been called out on strikes 404 times, while drawing a walk on 140 occasions. As a squad, the Toronto Blue Jays are putting up 5.0 runs per game, which ranks them 6th in MLB. They have 222 runs batted in in addition to 413 hits on the year, while their average at the plate is at .254. They are sitting with 236 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .319.
The Blue Jays are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.98 so far this year (15th in the league), and the staff has rung up 439 batters. They have walked 151 batters and their FIP comes in at 4.24 as a squad over the course of the season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.91 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.28. Blue Jays pitchers have conceded 63 long balls and 205 total runs (16th in MLB).
The Blue Jays have dispatched 170 relief pitchers to the mound for the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 77 runners for the season and 32.5% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. They have tallied 9 saves on the season and have blown 6 out of their 15 save opportunities. The Blue Jays bullpen have a save percentage of 60.0% and stepped onto the hill in 44 save situations. The bullpen are sitting with 27 holds for the season (9th in baseball). Blue Jays relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 58 times and also have had 62 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Blue Jays have converted 68.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of 3,750 innings, which has them sitting 20th in baseball. The Toronto Blue Jays have accounted for 1,250 putouts so far this season, in addition to 453 assists and 28 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .984 which has them ranked 14th in baseball, and have accumulated 315 double plays.
Ryu has pitched in 860 innings and has tallied 789 punch outs during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 2.93 (280 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.155. He has allowed 807 hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has 187 free passes. Ryu (63-37 career record) has a FIP of 3.28 while he has faced 3,512 batters in the major leagues.
The Indians have a team slugging percentage of .385 and they average 4.04 runs per contest (21st in baseball). They have 71 doubles, while taking a walk 143 times and putting up 186 runs. Cleveland has tallied 56 home runs on the campaign as well as 177 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 395 occasions (24th in the league) and have accounted for 326 base hits. The Cleveland Indians have earned an on-base percentage of .288 in addition to a team batting average of .216 on the year.
The Indians have a team WHIP of 1.232 and have a FIP of 4.22 as a squad on the campaign. They are currently ranked 5th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 331. The Cleveland pitching staff have conceded 184 runs for the year while having an ERA of 3.76 (171 earned runs allowed). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.58 (446 strikeouts against 173 walks). They have relinquished 59 homers and they relinquish 4.05 runs per 9 innings (9th in the league).
With 37 save situations, the Indians have accrued 19 holds and also 2 blown saves. Cleveland has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 18 save chances and they have recorded 16 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 48 times in high leverage situations in addition to 40 occasions with base runners. Cleveland bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 29.6% out of 54 inherited runners. They sit at 1st in the league with a save percentage of 88.9%, and they have sent 144 relievers to the mound on the season.
The Cleveland Indians have twisted 35 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (9th in pro baseball). The Indians have 412 assists, 26 errors and are sitting with 1,229 putouts for the year. In 3,687 innings on the diamond, the Indians have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 71.7% (6th in the majors).
Allen (3-7 career mark) holds a 6.50 ERA while giving up 11.3 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.33 and he has faced 251 batters in his pro baseball career. He has allowed 39 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.759 and a FIP of 6.5. During his MLB career, Allen has conceded 68 hits while he has accumulated 36 punch outs in 54 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toronto
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