Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 4/25/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Hyun Jin Ryu and the Toronto Blue Jays (8-10, 4th in AL East) go to Tropicana Field on Sunday where they'll take on the Tampa Bay Rays (10-9, 2nd in AL East).
Toronto has a slugging % of .369 and have struck out 159 times, while taking a walk on 54 occasions. They have 68 runs batted in and 135 base knocks this year, and their average at the plate is sitting at .228. The Blue Jays have accounted for 18 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 21 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 74 runs while holding a team OBP of .301. As a squad, the Toronto Blue Jays are knocking in 4.1 runs per outing, which has them at 19th in MLB.
The Blue Jays are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.15 so far this year (5th in the league), and their staff has rung up 143 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 53 batters and their FIP is 3.97 as a squad on the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.70 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.23. Blue Jays pitchers have conceded 19 home runs in addition to 64 total runs (5th in MLB).
Blue Jays bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 21 times and also have had 25 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have earned 6 holds so far this season (25th in baseball). The Blue Jays bullpen have a save percentage of 80.0% and stepped onto the hill in 13 save situations. They have earned 4 saves on the season and have blown 1 of 5 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 27 base runners for the year with 37.0% of those players ended up crossing the plate. The Blue Jays have sent 62 relief pitchers to the hill for the year.
The Blue Jays have turned 70.4% of balls hit into play into outs out of 1,392 innings, which has them sitting 12th in professional baseball. The Toronto Blue Jays have a tally of 464 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 177 assists and 10 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .985 which has them sitting 10th in the majors, and have accumulated 121 double plays.
Ryu (60-37 career mark) has a FIP of 3.29 while facing 3,397 batters in the majors. He has surrendered 781 hits (8.5 hits per nine innings) and has 183 walks. His earned run average is 2.96 (273 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.160. Ryu has thrown 831 innings and is sitting with 758 strikeouts so far in his MLB career.
Tampa Bay has hit 21 home runs on the year as well as 87 runs batted in. They have notched 38 two-baggers, while taking a walk 70 times and scoring 94 runs. The Tampa Bay Rays have compiled a team on-base percentage of .318 as well as a team batting average of .237 on the season. The Rays have a SLG% of .398 and they average 4.95 runs per game (6th in the league). They have struck out on 189 occasions (3rd in baseball) and have earned 154 hits.
The Rays hold a team WHIP of 1.232 in addition to having a FIP of 3.70 as a team on the campaign. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.13 (169 strikeouts vs 54 free passes). They are currently ranked 27th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 158. They have given up 20 homers and they concede 5.12 runs per 9 innings (25th in the league). The Tampa Bay pitching staff have given up 98 runs this year while holding an ERA of 4.60 (88 earned runs conceded).
Tampa Bay relievers have an inherited score percentage of 26.9% of 26 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 32 times in high leverage situations and on 21 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 28 save situations, the Rays have tallied 16 holds and 6 blown saves. They are currently ranked 21st in the league with a save percentage of 50.0%, and they have sent 62 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the campaign. Tampa Bay has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 12 save opportunities and they have recorded 6 saves.
Out of their 1,551 innings played, the Rays have a defensive efficiency of 69.3% (18th in MLB). The Tampa Bay Rays have twisted 19 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .989 (5th in professional baseball). The Rays have accrued 172 assists, 8 errors and have notched a total of 517 putouts for the year.
So far in his pro baseball career, Fleming has allowed 34 hits while tallying 30 strikeouts in 42 frames. Fleming (6-1 career win-loss mark) has earned a 2.32 ERA while conceding 7.2 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered 11 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.008 and having a FIP of 4.4. His K/BB ratio is 3.33 and he has gone up against 169 opposing hitters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toronto
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