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Game: Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Guardians
Date: Sunday, May 22, 2022
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Great Lakes
The Detroit Tigers (13-26) are headed to Progressive Field on Sunday where they will take on the Cleveland Guardians (17-19). The pitchers who are expected to start will be Beau Brieske and Triston McKenzie.
As a team, the Detroit Tigers are notching 2.7 runs per game, which puts them at 30th in MLB. They have accounted for 106 runs scored and hold an OBP of .282. The Tigers have recorded 48 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 20 baseballs out of the park. They have 104 RBI's as well as 275 base knocks over the course of the season, while their team batting average is sitting at .219. Detroit has a slugging rate of .313 and have struck out 326 times, while drawing a walk on 101 occasions.
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The Tigers hold a team ERA of 3.67 on the campaign (12th in the league), and their staff has struck out 288 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.46 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.20. Tigers pitchers have conceded 38 long balls in addition to 155 total runs (12th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 117 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.92 as a squad this year.
The Tigers have dispatched 139 relievers to the hill this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 48 runners this year with 18.8% of them crossed the plate. They have 8 saves on the year and have missed out on 4 out of their 12 chances to save the game. The Tigers bullpen have a save percentage of 66.7% and has come into the game in 33 save situations. The bullpen have earned 20 holds on the year (19th in MLB). Tigers bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 30 times and also have had 38 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Tigers have turned 72.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 3,045 innings on the field, which has them sitting 6th in MLB. The Detroit Tigers are sitting with 1,015 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 335 assists and 21 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .985 which ranks 15th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 29 double plays.
Brieske has thrown 26 innings and has racked up 15 strikeouts in his MLB career. Brieske (0-3 career mark) holds a FIP of 6.67 while he has faced 114 batters in the majors. His earned run average is 5.13 (15 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.329. He has conceded 24 hits (8.2 hits per 9 innings) with 11 walks.
The Guardians have a team slugging percentage of .395 and they earn 4.69 runs per contest (7th in MLB). They have 62 two-baggers, while taking a walk 113 times and notching 169 runs. Cleveland has accumulated 33 home runs this year to go along with 166 RBIs. They have struck out on 268 instances (30th in baseball) and have notched a total of 302 base hits. The Cleveland Guardians have accounted for an on-base percentage of .312 and a batting average of .247 on the season.
The Guardians are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.197 in addition to having a FIP of 3.98 as a unit on the campaign. They come in at 2nd in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 269. The Cleveland pitching staff have given up 162 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.02 (142 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.55 (286 strikeouts vs 112 bases on balls). They have surrendered 36 homers and they surrender 4.58 runs per 9 innings (25th in baseball).
Sitting with 22 save situations, the Guardians have compiled 10 holds and 3 blown saves. Cleveland has called on relief pitchers to step onto the hill in 11 save chances and they have recorded 8 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 41 times in high leverage situations and on 35 occasions with runners on. Cleveland bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 25.0% out of 44 inherited runners. They rank 7th in the league with a save rate of 72.7%, and they have sent 117 relievers onto the diamond so far this year.
In 2,868 innings played, the Guardians have earned a efficiency on defense of 71.7% (7th in pro baseball). The Cleveland Guardians have gotten 28 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (20th in baseball). The Guardians have recorded 317 assists, 21 errors and have amassed 956 putouts so far this year.
So far in his pro baseball career, McKenzie has surrendered 129 base hits while accumulating 212 strikeouts in 189 innings. He has conceded a total of 90 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.091 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.72 and he has faced 763 opposing batters during his pro baseball career. McKenzie (9-13 career mark) holds a 4.27 ERA and has given up 6.1 hits per nine innings.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Detroit
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