Baltimore Orioles vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 5/28/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Saturday, May 28, 2022
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
The Baltimore Orioles (18-27) are en route to Fenway Park on Saturday where they will compete against the Boston Red Sox (21-23). The starting pitchers will be Jordan Lyles and Nathan Eovaldi.
The Orioles have hit 68 doubles as a team and have hit 35 balls out of the park. Baltimore is slugging .345 and have been called out on strikes 412 times, while being walked on 128 occasions. As a unit, the Baltimore Orioles are knocking in 3.5 runs per game, which is 27th in baseball. They have 151 runs batted in and 344 base knocks on the year, while their average at the plate sits at .225. They have accumulated 159 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .294.
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Orioles pitchers have given up 48 home runs in addition to 196 runs in total (19th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 137 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.18 as a team this year. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.48 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.28. The Orioles have an ERA of 3.87 this year (16th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 340 batters.
Orioles pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 58 times in addition to having 55 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have racked up 19 holds on the year (23rd in baseball). The Orioles relievers have recorded a save rate of 61.5% and has stepped onto the mound in 32 save situations. They have tallied 8 saves so far this season and have blown 5 of 13 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 84 runners for the season with 29.8% of those runners crossed the plate. The Orioles have sent 158 relievers to the hill this season.
The Baltimore Orioles have amassed 1,201 putouts this season, as well as 449 assists and 33 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .980 which is 26th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 55 double plays. The Orioles have converted 69.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of 3,603 innings, which ranks them 20th in baseball.
Lyles has pitched in 1,200 innings and has accounted for 926 K's so far in his pro baseball career. Lyles (57-83 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.69 and he has faced 5,272 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 5.16 (688 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.431. He has given up 1,307 base hits (9.8 hits per nine innings) with 410 free passes.
The Boston Red Sox have accumulated a team on-base percentage of .312 and a team batting average of .255 so far this season. They have struck out on 358 occasions (19th in baseball) and have a total of 387 base hits. Boston has tallied 42 long balls this season as well as 202 RBIs. The Red Sox hold a slugging % of .409 and they score 4.70 runs per outing (7th in baseball). They have 100 doubles, while walking 123 times as well as scoring 207 runs.
The Red Sox have a WHIP of 1.181 and have a FIP of 4.13 as a unit over the course of the season. They are sitting at 10th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 329. The Boston pitching staff have surrendered 186 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 3.83 (167 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.89 (387 strikeouts vs 134 free passes). They have conceded 54 homers and they allow 4.27 runs per 9 innings (16th in baseball).
Boston has had relief pitchers enter the game in 19 save chances and they have recorded 8 saves. They are ranked 30th in the league with a save percentage of 42.1%, and they have dispatched 172 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond on the campaign. Their relievers have come in 62 times in high leverage situations and on 60 occasions with runners on. Boston relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 29.1% of 86 inherited base runners. Sitting with 48 save situations, the Red Sox have amassed 29 holds in addition to 11 blown saves.
The Boston Red Sox have turned 29 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .987 (11th in MLB). The Red Sox have racked up 359 assists, 20 errors and have a total of 1,178 putouts on the season. In 3,534 innings played, the Red Sox are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 72.3% (3rd in MLB).
Eovaldi (62-67 career mark) has earned a 4.18 ERA and has given up 9.3 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.94 and he has faced 5,097 hitters during his pro baseball career. He has conceded 556 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.324 and having a FIP of 3.9. During his career, Eovaldi has surrendered 1,240 base knocks while accumulating 1,010 strikeouts in 1,196 frames.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Baltimore
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