Cleveland Guardians vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 5/26/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cleveland Guardians vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Thursday, May 26, 2022
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Comerica Park is the site where the Detroit Tigers (14-28) will take on the Cleveland Guardians (18-21) on Thursday. The expected starting pitchers will be Aaron Civale and Tarik Skubal.
Cleveland is slugging .391 and have struck out 285 times, while drawing a walk on 121 occasions. They have 175 RBI's in addition to 324 base knocks for the year, and their average at the plate is sitting at .245. The Guardians have accounted for 66 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 36 balls out of the park. They have earned 180 runs and have an OBP of .310. As a squad, the Cleveland Guardians are scoring 4.6 runs per game, which is 8th in the league.
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The Guardians are sitting with a team ERA of 4.00 for the year (21st in baseball), and their staff has rung up 311 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 117 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.97 as a squad this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.66 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.18. Guardians pitchers have surrendered 39 home runs and also 174 total runs (14th in baseball).
Guardians pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 37 times in addition to having 41 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have 10 holds this season (29th in baseball). The Guardians relievers have recorded a save rate of 72.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 22 save situations. They have earned 8 saves on the season and have blown 3 out of their 11 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 47 base runners over the course of the season with 23.4% of those players crossed home plate. The Guardians have dispatched 125 relievers to the mound on the campaign.
The Guardians have converted 72.0% of baseballs in play into outs in their 3,030 innings, which has them sitting at 6th in MLB. The Cleveland Guardians have a tally of 1,010 putouts on the campaign, as well as 343 assists and 22 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .984 which puts them in 18th in MLB, and have accumulated 30 double plays.
Civale has thrown 287 innings and has accounted for 244 K's during his MLB career. Civale (21-18 win-loss record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.35 while he has faced 1,181 hitters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 4.20 (134 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.199. He has surrendered 272 base hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 72 free passes.
Detroit has knocked in 22 long balls on the year as well as 111 runs batted in. They have tallied 54 two-baggers, while taking a walk 106 times as well as recording 114 runs. The Detroit Tigers have accumulated an OBP of .281 and a team batting average of .219 for the season. The Tigers hold a team slugging percentage of .315 and they score 2.71 runs per game (30th in MLB). They have struck out on 360 occasions (15th in the league) and are sitting with 297 base knocks.
The Tigers have a team WHIP of 1.206 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.96 as a pitching staff on the year. They come in at 6th in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 310. The Detroit pitching staff have surrendered 164 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 3.64 (147 earned runs surrendered). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.42 (310 strikeouts against 128 bases on balls). They have given up 40 homers and they concede 4.06 runs per 9 innings (13th in baseball).
Detroit has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 13 save opportunities and they have earned 9 saves. They sit at 14th in the league holding a save rate of 69.2%, and they have sent 150 relievers to the hill this year. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 43 times in high leverage situations and on 31 occasions with base runners. Detroit relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 18.4% out of 49 inherited base runners. Sitting with 36 save situations, the Tigers have 22 holds and also 4 blown saves.
In 3,201 innings on the diamond, the Tigers have a defensive efficiency of 72.3% (4th in professional baseball). The Detroit Tigers have turned 34 double plays and have a fielding rate of .985 (14th in pro baseball). The Tigers have recorded 357 assists, 21 errors and have 1,067 putouts for the season.
Skubal (12-18 career record) has earned a 4.10 earned run average and has conceded 8.3 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 3.80 and he has gone up against 944 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career. He has allowed 103 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.212 and a FIP of 4.6. So far in his MLB career, Skubal has surrendered 208 base hits while he has earned 251 strikeouts in 226 innings pitched.
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Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Detroit
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