Washington Nationals vs New York Yankees Prediction, 5/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs New York Yankees
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Domingo German and the New York Yankees (16-15, 4th in AL East) host the Washington Nationals (12-15, 5th in NL East) at Yankee Stadium on Sunday.
As a team, the Washington Nationals are putting up 3.4 runs per outing, which has them at 28th in MLB. They have accounted for 93 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .317. The Nationals have tallied 38 doubles as a squad and have hit 25 balls out of the stadium. They have recorded 90 runs batted in and 216 base knocks on the campaign, and their average at the plate sits at .247. Washington is slugging .379 and have been called out on strikes 223 times, while drawing a walk on 75 occasions.
The Nationals hold a team earned run average of 4.06 for the season (17th in the league), and the staff has rung up 219 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.31 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.20. Nationals pitchers have surrendered 40 long balls and also 115 total runs (8th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 95 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.84 as a unit this season.
Nationals relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 12 times in addition to having 17 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have notched 7 holds over the course of the season (29th in MLB). The Nationals relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 75.0% and stepped onto the hill in 11 save situations. They have accumulated 3 saves so far this season and have blown 1 of their 4 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 20 base runners on the year and 35.0% of them ended up scoring. The Nationals have dispatched 88 relievers to the hill so far this year.
The Washington Nationals have accumulated 699 putouts this season, as well as 234 assists and 16 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which has them sitting 18th in pro baseball, and they have turned 196 double plays. The Nationals have converted 74.2% of balls in play into outs out of 2,097 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 1st in professional baseball.
Ross (23-21 career record) has a FIP of 4.24 and he has gone up against 1,557 hitters in the majors. He has conceded 375 hits (9.3 hits per nine innings) and has 116 free passes. His ERA is 4.30 (173 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.356. Ross has taken the ball for 362 innings and has accumulated 315 strikeouts in his pro baseball career.
The Yankees have a slugging percentage of .386 and they are scoring 4.10 runs per contest (20th in the league). They have 38 doubles, while taking a walk 138 times as well as racking up 127 runs. New York is sitting with 41 home runs this year to go along with 119 RBIs. They have been rung up on 270 instances (18th in baseball) and have 230 hits. The New York Yankees have an on-base percentage of .323 in addition to a team batting average of .227 over the course of the season.
The Yankees hold a team WHIP of 1.061 and have a FIP of 3.33 as a unit over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 4.17 (325 strikeouts vs 78 walks). They come in at 7th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 216. They have yielded 34 HR's and they relinquish 3.54 runs per 9 innings (2nd in MLB). The New York pitching staff have surrendered 109 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 3.15 (97 earned runs surrendered).
With 22 save situations, the Yankees have tallied 12 holds in addition to 1 blown save. New York has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 10 save opportunities and they have recorded 9 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 37 times in high leverage situations and also on 21 occasions with base runners. New York bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 14.3% out of their 28 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 1st in the league holding a save rate of 90.0%, and they have sent 95 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond so far this season.
The New York Yankees have turned 22 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .985 (8th in professional baseball). The Yankees have 251 assists, 16 errors and have earned a total of 833 putouts on the season. In 2,499 innings on the diamond, the Yankees have earned a efficiency on defense of 71.3% (8th in pro baseball).
German (22-13 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.50 ERA while allowing 8.2 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.47 and he has gone up against 1,138 batters so far in his career. He has allowed 134 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.228 and a FIP of 4.6. So far in his career, German has conceded 243 base hits while he has tallied 298 punch outs in 268 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington
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