Boston Red Sox vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction, 6/26/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Cleveland Guardians
Date: Sunday, June 26, 2022
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Great Lakes
The Cleveland Guardians (36-30) welcome the Boston Red Sox (40-31) at Progressive Field on Sunday. The pitchers taking the mound are Rich Hill and Aaron Civale.
The Red Sox have recorded 168 doubles as a squad and have hit 69 balls out of the stadium. Boston has a slugging rate of .417 and have struck out 562 times, while taking a walk on 205 occasions. As a unit, the Boston Red Sox are putting up 4.8 runs per game, which has them at 5th in baseball. They have amassed 329 runs batted in and 634 base knocks for the season, and their batting average sits at .259. They are sitting with 339 runs scored while having a team OBP of .321.
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The Red Sox have a team ERA of 3.59 on the campaign (6th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 603 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.97 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.18. Red Sox pitchers have given up 78 home runs and also 281 runs in total (7th in baseball). They have walked 203 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.92 as a team on the year.
The Red Sox have dispatched 260 relievers to the mound for the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 115 runners on the season with 33.9% of those runners earned a run for their team. They have compiled 16 saves this year and have blown 14 out of their 30 save opportunities. The Red Sox bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 53.3% and has stepped onto the mound in 80 save situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 50 holds so far this season (3rd in the league). Red Sox relief pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 80 times in addition to having 88 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Boston Red Sox have earned 1,906 putouts this season, in addition to 605 assists and 35 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .986 which ranks 9th in the majors, and have a total of 57 double plays. The Red Sox have converted 71.4% of baseballs in play into outs out of 5,718 innings on the field, which has them sitting 8th in MLB.
Hill has taken the ball for 1,194 innings and has racked up 1,235 K's in his career. Hill (77-56 career win-loss record) sits with a FIP of 3.99 while facing 5,005 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.83 (508 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.222. He has given up 1,000 base knocks (7.5 hits per nine innings) and has had 460 walks.
The Guardians have a team SLG% of .391 and they earn 4.59 runs per contest (11th in MLB). They have put up 125 two-baggers, while taking a walk 189 times as well as notching 303 runs. Cleveland has 54 home runs on the campaign as well as 289 runs batted in. They have struck out on 463 instances (30th in the league) and have a total of 567 base hits. The Cleveland Guardians have tallied an on-base percentage of .311 as well as a batting average of .251 over the course of the season.
The Cleveland pitching staff have relinquished 270 runs on the season while holding an ERA of 3.69 (240 earned runs yielded). They have conceded 74 long balls and they surrender 4.15 runs per 9 innings (11th in baseball). The Guardians hold a team WHIP of 1.195 and have a FIP of 3.99 as a staff for the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.91 (553 strikeouts vs 190 walks). They rank 4th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 510.
Cleveland has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 26 save opportunities and they have earned 19 saves. They are currently ranked 7th in the league with a save rate of 73.1%, and they have dispatched 210 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the campaign. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 72 times in high leverage situations and also on 62 occasions with base runners. Cleveland relievers have an inherited score percentage of 27.4% out of their 84 inherited base runners. With 49 save situations, the Guardians have 20 holds and 7 blown saves.
In their 5,274 innings on the diamond, the Guardians have a efficiency on defense of 71.0% (10th in professional baseball). The Cleveland Guardians have gotten 50 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .984 (20th in professional baseball). The Guardians have accrued 567 assists, 39 errors and have earned a total of 1,758 putouts so far this year.
Thus far in his career, Civale has surrendered 277 base hits while totaling 251 punch outs in 292 innings. He has given up 136 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.199 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.3. His K/BB ratio is 3.44 and he has gone up against 1,202 hitters so far in his MLB career. Civale (21-18 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 4.19 earned run average while allowing 8.5 hits per nine innings.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland
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