Toronto Blue Jays vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 8/14/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Saturday, August 14, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (-147) Seattle (+115)
T-Mobile Park is the site where Yusei Kikuchi and the Seattle Mariners (61-55, 3rd in AL West) will play the Toronto Blue Jays (62-52, 4th in AL East) on Saturday. The Blue Jays open this contest at -147 while the Mariners are priced at +115. The total has been set at 8. The starting pitchers will be Hyun Jin Ryu and Yusei Kikuchi.
The Blue Jays have earned 200 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 173 baseballs out of the park. Toronto has a slugging % of .458 and have struck out 891 times, while taking a walk on 339 occasions. As a team, the Toronto Blue Jays are scoring 5.2 runs per game, which has them sitting at 3rd in the league. They have earned 568 RBI's as well as 1,016 base knocks on the campaign, and their batting average sits at .265. They have 591 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .328.
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The Blue Jays have compiled a team earned run average of 3.86 for the season (12th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,024 batters. They have walked 346 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.18 as a team for the season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.96 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.25. Blue Jays pitchers have surrendered 143 home runs and 462 total runs (8th in baseball).
The Blue Jays have dispatched 383 relief pitchers to the hill this season. The relievers have inherited 181 base runners so far this year with 27.1% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have earned 20 saves on the campaign and have not converted 12 out of their 32 save opportunities. The Blue Jays bullpen have a save rate of 62.5% and has come into the game in 81 save situations. The relievers are sitting with 46 holds this season (26th in the league). Blue Jays pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 126 times as well as having 107 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Blue Jays have transformed 69.7% of balls in play into outs in their 8,844 innings, which ranks them 14th in MLB. The Toronto Blue Jays are sitting with 2,948 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 979 assists and 69 errors. Their fielding rate is at .983 which ranks 24th in the majors, and have earned 758 double plays.
Ryu has taken the mound for 934 frames and is sitting with 840 punch outs during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.04 (316 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.166. He has given up 882 base knocks (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 207 free passes. Ryu (70-40 career record) holds a FIP of 3.34 and he has gone up against 3,822 batters during his time in the majors.
Seattle is sitting with 143 home runs so far this year as well as 464 RBIs. They have hit 157 doubles, while getting a free base 374 times and recording 483 runs. The Seattle Mariners have an on-base percentage of .299 in addition to a batting average of .222 for the season. The Mariners have a team slugging % of .381 and they score 4.16 runs per outing (22nd in baseball). They have been rung up on 1,099 occasions (5th in the league) and have a total of 841 base knocks.
The Seattle pitching staff have relinquished 532 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 4.33 (491 earned runs yielded). They have given up 135 dingers and they relinquish 4.69 runs per 9 innings (15th in the league). The Mariners hold a team WHIP of 1.280 and have a FIP of 4.22 as a squad so far this season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.71 (958 strikeouts vs 354 walks). They rank 17th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 952.
With 118 save situations, the Mariners have earned 63 holds and 24 blown saves. Seattle has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 55 save opportunities and they have walked away with 31 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 136 times in high leverage situations and also on 106 occasions with base runners. Seattle relievers hold an inherited score rate of 28.8% out of their 139 inherited runners. They are ranked 23rd in the league holding a save percentage of 56.4%, and they have dispatched 401 relievers to the hill on the year.
In their 9,183 innings on the diamond, the Mariners are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.8% (12th in the majors). The Seattle Mariners have twisted 103 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .986 (5th in professional baseball). The Mariners have recorded 1,019 assists, 56 errors and have 3,061 putouts during this campaign.
Thus far in his career, Kikuchi has surrendered 341 hits and he has 298 punch outs in 334 innings. He has allowed 177 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.359 and a FIP of 4.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.64 and he has faced 1,428 opposing batters during his career. Kikuchi (15-21 record in his career) is the owner of a 4.77 ERA while giving up 9.2 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toronto (-147)
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