Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 7/11/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Sunday, July 11, 2021
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Rich Hill and the Tampa Bay Rays (51-36, 2nd in AL East) play the Toronto Blue Jays (44-40, 3rd in AL East) at Tropicana Field on Sunday.
The Blue Jays have tallied 143 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 128 baseballs out of the park. Toronto is slugging .454 and have struck out 692 times, while drawing a walk on 255 occasions. As a squad, the Toronto Blue Jays are compiling 5.2 runs per game, which is 2nd in MLB. They have 416 RBI's as well as 767 hits so far this season, and their average at the plate sits at .267. They have tallied 438 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .329.
The Blue Jays have compiled a team earned run average of 3.98 on the campaign (12th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 775 batters. Their K/BB ratio is 2.92 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.26. Blue Jays pitchers have given up 114 home runs and 359 runs (10th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 265 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.31 as a unit for the season.
Blue Jays bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 96 times and also have had 90 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have a total of 39 holds for the season (19th in the league). The Blue Jays relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 60.0% and stepped onto the hill in 67 save situations. They have accumulated 15 saves this season and have not converted 10 of 25 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 136 runners on the season with 29.4% of those runners earned a run for their team. The Blue Jays have sent 289 relievers to the mound so far this year.
The Blue Jays have turned 69.6% of balls in play into outs out of 6,603 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 15th in baseball. The Toronto Blue Jays have a tally of 2,201 putouts so far this season, in addition to 758 assists and 55 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .982 which has them sitting 26th in professional baseball, and have a total of 553 double plays.
Ray (55-55 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 4.13 and he has faced 4,029 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 846 hits (8.1 hits per 9 innings) with 424 walks. His earned run average is 4.17 (434 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.357. Ray has taken the mound for 936 innings and has accounted for 1,161 strikeouts during his career.
The Rays hold a slugging percentage of .397 and they tally 4.91 runs per contest (8th in the league). They have hit 153 doubles, while taking a walk 331 times and recording 427 runs. Tampa Bay has recorded 106 home runs for the season as well as 405 runs batted in. They have struck out on 884 occasions (1st in MLB) and have totaled 682 base knocks. The Tampa Bay Rays have accounted for an on-base percentage of .316 as well as a batting average of .231 on the season.
The Rays have a team WHIP of 1.137 in addition to having a FIP of 3.74 as a unit so far this season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.46 (823 strikeouts vs 238 bases on balls). They are sitting at 9th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 652. They have allowed 99 long balls and they surrender 4.01 runs per 9 innings (8th in baseball). The Tampa Bay pitching staff have allowed 349 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 3.55 (309 earned runs conceded).
Tampa Bay has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 34 save chances and they have earned 23 saves. They rank 7th in baseball with a save rate of 67.6%, and they have dispatched 280 relievers onto the diamond on the campaign. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 113 times in high leverage situations in addition to 73 occasions with base runners. Tampa Bay relievers have an inherited score percentage of 30.8% out of their 91 inherited base runners. Sitting with 88 save situations, the Rays have earned 52 holds in addition to 11 blown saves.
The Tampa Bay Rays have twisted 74 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .987 (4th in professional baseball). The Rays have accrued 780 assists, 42 errors and have earned a total of 2,349 putouts this year. Out of their 7,047 innings on the diamond, the Rays have a defensive efficiency of 71.0% (7th in MLB).
Hill (73-47 career win-loss record) has a 3.78 ERA while surrendering 7.4 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.66 and he has faced 4,440 hitters during his MLB career. He has given up a total of 446 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.213 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.0. So far in his MLB career, Hill has allowed 868 base knocks while he has accumulated 1,120 K's in 1,062 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toronto
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