Boston Red Sox vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 5/15/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Texas Rangers
Date: Sunday, May 15, 2022
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
The Texas Rangers (13-18) will go up against the Boston Red Sox (12-20) at Globe Life Field on Sunday. The pitchers taking the mound will be Tyler Danish and Martin Perez.
The Red Sox have compiled 66 doubles as a team and have knocked 18 balls out of the stadium. Boston has a slugging % of .346 and have been called out on strikes 262 times, while taking a walk on 79 occasions. As a unit, the Boston Red Sox are scoring 3.6 runs per contest, which has them at 26th in the league. They have amassed 113 runs batted in and 250 hits on the campaign, and their batting average is .231. They have a total of 114 runs scored and hold an OBP of .287.
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The Red Sox have a team earned run average of 3.69 for the year (14th in the league), and they have struck out 286 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.72 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.19. Red Sox pitchers have given up 34 home runs in addition to 128 total runs (11th in baseball). They have walked 105 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.96 as a team so far this year.
The Red Sox relief pitchers have a save rate of 40.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 39 save situations. The relievers have inherited 69 runners so far this season and 31.9% of them earned a run for their team. Red Sox bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 49 times in addition to having 49 appearances in high leverage situations. The Red Sox have sent 129 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. The relievers have notched 24 holds for the season (7th in MLB). They have accumulated 6 saves on the season and have blown 9 out of their 15 save opportunities.
The Boston Red Sox have accumulated 857 putouts on the year, in addition to 244 assists and 15 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .987 which ranks 11th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 22 double plays. The Red Sox have transformed 72.0% of balls in play into outs out of their 2,571 innings on the diamond, ranking them 7th in pro baseball.
Danish has taken the hill for 20 innings and is sitting with 20 punch outs during his career. Danish (3-0 career mark) holds a FIP of 5.56 and he has gone up against 97 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.92 (9 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.839. He has surrendered 23 hits (10.0 hits per nine innings) and has had 15 free passes.
The Rangers have a slugging percentage of .338 and they score 3.90 runs per contest (20th in baseball). They have 32 doubles, while getting a free base 91 times and putting up 121 runs. Texas has recorded 29 HRs on the year to go along with 112 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 246 occasions (26th in the league) and have tallied 221 hits. The Texas Rangers hold a team OBP of .283 in addition to a batting average of .216 on the campaign.
The Rangers have a WHIP of 1.259 in addition to having a FIP of 4.30 as a squad this year. They come in at 4th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 229. The Texas pitching staff have given up 132 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 3.94 (120 earned runs yielded). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.34 (271 strikeouts against 116 walks). They have given up 36 long balls and they allow 4.34 runs per 9 innings (18th in baseball).
Texas relievers have an inherited score percentage of 25.5% of 47 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 37 times in high leverage situations and on 31 occasions with runners on. With 28 save situations, the Rangers have accrued 18 holds and 3 blown saves. They rank 17th in baseball with a save rate of 70.0%, and they have sent 121 relief pitchers onto the field for the season. Texas has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 10 save chances and they have earned 7 saves.
The Texas Rangers have gotten 26 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .981 (24th in professional baseball). The Rangers have racked up 286 assists, 22 errors and are sitting with 822 putouts so far this year. In 2,466 innings played, the Rangers hold a efficiency on defense of 71.3% (9th in baseball).
Thus far in his career, Perez has given up 1,256 base hits while tallying 766 strikeouts in 1,137 innings pitched. Perez (64-71 career mark) has a 4.63 ERA while conceding 9.9 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 585 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.465 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.5. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.87 and he has faced 4,957 hitters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Texas
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