Washington Nationals vs New York Yankees Prediction, 5/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs New York Yankees
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals (12-15, 5th in NL East) travel to Yankee Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the New York Yankees (16-15, 4th in AL East).
As a team, the Washington Nationals are recording 3.4 runs per game, which ranks them 28th in baseball. They have accounted for 93 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .317. The Nationals have recorded 38 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 25 balls out of the park. They have recorded 90 runs batted in in addition to 216 base knocks this season, and their batting average is sitting at .247. Washington has a slugging % of .379 and have struck out 223 times, while drawing a walk on 75 occasions.
Nationals pitchers have allowed 40 home runs and also 115 runs in total (8th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 95 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.84 as a team on the campaign. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.31 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.20. The Nationals have an earned run average of 4.06 for the year (17th in the league), and their staff has rung up 219 batters.
The Nationals have dispatched 88 relievers to the mound for the season. The relievers have inherited 20 runners this year and 35.0% of them crossed home plate. They have recorded 3 saves so far this year and have not converted 1 out of their 4 chances to save the game. The Nationals relievers have earned a save rate of 75.0% and stepped onto the hill in 11 save situations. The relievers have tallied 7 holds on the year (29th in baseball). Nationals bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on 12 times as well as having 17 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Washington Nationals have a tally of 699 putouts for the season, as well as 234 assists and 16 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which puts them in 18th in the majors, and have earned 196 double plays. The Nationals have converted 74.2% of balls in play into outs in their 2,097 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 1st in the majors.
Scherzer has taken the mound for 2,396 innings and has earned 2,831 strikeouts during his MLB career. His ERA is 3.20 (852 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.096. He has conceded 1,980 hits (7.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 647 free passes. Scherzer (177-95 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.15 while he has gone up against 9,720 batters in the majors.
The Yankees have a team slugging % of .386 and they earn 4.10 runs per outing (20th in MLB). They have tallied 38 doubles, while taking a walk 138 times and putting up 127 runs. New York has hit 41 home runs for the year and 119 RBIs. They have struck out on 270 occasions (18th in the league) and have 230 hits. The New York Yankees have tallied a team OBP of .323 as well as a batting average of .227 this year.
The Yankees hold a team WHIP of 1.061 and have a FIP of 3.33 as a staff so far this season. They are sitting at 7th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 216. The New York pitching staff have allowed 109 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 3.15 (97 earned runs given up). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 4.17 (325 strikeouts against 78 free passes). They have allowed 34 long balls and they surrender 3.54 runs per 9 innings (2nd in MLB).
New York relievers hold an inherited score rate of 14.3% out of 28 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 37 times in high leverage situations and on 21 occasions with base runners. With 22 save situations, the Yankees have earned 12 holds and 1 blown save. They rank 1st in MLB with a save rate of 90.0%, and they have dispatched 95 relievers onto the field on the season. New York has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 10 save chances and they have tallied 9 saves.
In their 2,499 innings on the diamond, the Yankees have earned a defensive efficiency of 71.3% (8th in pro baseball). The New York Yankees have turned 22 double plays and have a fielding rate of .985 (8th in baseball). The Yankees have racked up 251 assists, 16 errors and have 833 putouts on the campaign.
Thus far in his career, Kluber has surrendered 1,191 base hits while he has totaled 1,491 K's in 1,372 innings. He has allowed a total of 481 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.092 and having a FIP of 3.0. His K/BB ratio is 4.86 and he has faced 5,529 batters thus far in his career. Kluber (100-60 career record) holds a 3.15 earned run average and has allowed 7.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington
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