Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 4/28/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Thursday, April 28, 2022
Location: Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON
The Boston Red Sox (7-11) are hitting the road to Rogers Centre on Thursday where they will attempt to defeat the Toronto Blue Jays (12-6).
The Red Sox have tallied 37 doubles as a squad and have knocked 11 balls out of the stadium. Boston has a slugging % of .346 and have been called out on strikes 148 times, while drawing a walk on 40 occasions. As a team, the Boston Red Sox are putting up 3.6 runs per game, which is 22nd in MLB. They have accrued 65 runs batted in and 136 hits on the season, while their average at the plate sits at .226. They have racked up 65 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .274.
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The Red Sox have compiled a team earned run average of 3.88 on the season (20th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 164 hitters. They have walked 66 batters and their FIP is 4.24 as a squad this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.48 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.27. Red Sox pitchers have surrendered 22 long balls and 76 runs in total (23rd in MLB).
Red Sox relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 30 times in addition to having 29 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have 12 holds so far this season (9th in MLB). The Red Sox bullpen have recorded a save rate of 44.4% and has entered the game in 21 save situations. They have compiled 4 saves over the course of the season and have blown 5 of their 9 chances to get a save. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 45 runners for the season and 33.3% of those players crossed the plate. The Red Sox have dispatched 74 relievers to the hill over the course of the season.
The Boston Red Sox have notched a total of 481 putouts this season, as well as 135 assists and 7 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .989 which is 7th in the majors, and have 14 double plays. The Red Sox have turned 71.2% of baseballs in play into outs in their 1,443 innings, which has them sitting at 12th in professional baseball.
Whitlock has taken the mound for 87 innings and has accounted for 99 K's in his MLB career. His ERA is 1.76 (17 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.011. He has surrendered 69 base knocks (7.1 hits per nine innings) and has had 19 free passes. Whitlock (9-4 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 2.68 and he has faced 346 batters in the major leagues.
Toronto has recorded 26 long balls for the season to go along with 77 runs batted in. They have recorded 28 two-baggers, while getting a free base 46 times and earning 78 runs. The Toronto Blue Jays have accumulated a team OBP of .310 as well as a batting average of .252 so far this year. The Blue Jays hold a team slugging % of .427 and they average 4.33 runs per game (12th in the league). They have been rung up on 154 occasions (13th in baseball) and have notched a total of 153 base hits.
The Blue Jays have a WHIP of 1.168 and have a FIP of 3.47 as a team so far this season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.24 (149 strikeouts against 46 walks). They rank 26th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 141. They have given up 16 dingers and they relinquish 3.94 runs per 9 innings (12th in MLB). The Toronto pitching staff have surrendered 70 runs on the campaign while having an ERA of 3.54 (63 earned runs relinquished).
Toronto has had relief pitchers enter the game in 14 save chances and they have tallied 9 saves. They are currently ranked 19th in the league with a save percentage of 64.3%, and they have sent 71 relievers onto the field on the campaign. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 32 times in high leverage situations in addition to 16 occasions with runners on. Toronto bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 39.1% of 23 inherited base runners. With 30 save situations, the Blue Jays have earned 15 holds and also 5 blown saves.
In their 1,443 innings played, the Blue Jays hold a defensive efficiency of 70.5% (16th in baseball). The Toronto Blue Jays have turned 14 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .986 (18th in the majors). The Blue Jays have 160 assists, 9 errors and are sitting with 481 putouts for the year.
So far in his MLB career, Manoah has allowed 89 base knocks while he has tallied 145 punch outs in 129 innings pitched. Manoah (12-2 career mark) has earned a 3.05 earned run average and has allowed 6.2 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered a total of 44 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.041 and having a FIP of 3.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.15 and he has gone up against 531 batters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Toronto
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