New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 8/14/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Sunday, August 14, 2022
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Fenway Park is the location where the Boston Red Sox (56-58) will take on the New York Yankees (71-42) on Sunday. The starting pitchers will be Jameson Taillon and Michael Wacha.
As a squad, the New York Yankees are putting up 5.3 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 2nd in baseball. They have 593 runs and have an OBP of .330. The Yankees have accrued 165 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 191 baseballs out of the stadium. They have tallied 567 RBI's as well as 928 hits on the campaign, and their batting average is .244. New York owns a slugging percentage of .442 and have struck out 952 times, while taking a walk on 448 occasions.
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The Yankees have a team ERA of 3.29 on the season (3rd in baseball), and they have rung up 1,031 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 304 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.56 as a squad on the season. Their K/BB ratio is 3.39 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.11. Yankees pitchers have yielded 113 home runs in addition to 390 runs (3rd in baseball).
The Yankees relievers have a save percentage of 66.7% and has come into the game in 116 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 153 runners for the year with 30.7% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. Yankees bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 117 times and also have had 133 appearances in high leverage situations. The Yankees have sent 351 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season. The relievers have earned 61 holds on the season (15th in MLB). They have accumulated 34 saves for the season and have blown 17 of 51 save opportunities.
The Yankees have transformed 72.1% of baseballs in play into outs out of 9,132 innings on the field, which ranks them 3rd in baseball. The New York Yankees have earned a total of 3,044 putouts thus far, as well as 1,025 assists and 47 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .989 which has them sitting 3rd in the majors, and have 71 double plays.
Taillon has pitched in 731 innings and has totaled 663 K's so far in his career. Taillon (48-32 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.80 while going up against 3,050 hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.84 (312 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.222. He has surrendered 708 base hits (8.7 hits per nine innings) with 185 free passes.
The Red Sox hold a slugging % of .409 and they are scoring 4.48 runs per contest (12th in MLB). They have recorded 260 two-baggers, while taking a walk 320 times and putting up 511 runs. Boston has hit 111 home runs for the year and 488 RBIs. They have been rung up on 961 instances (14th in the league) and are sitting with 993 base hits. The Boston Red Sox have accumulated an OBP of .313 as well as a team batting average of .253 so far this season.
The Red Sox hold a team WHIP of 1.322 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.09 as a team for the year. They sit at 26th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 981. The Boston pitching staff have surrendered 545 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.40 (498 earned runs given up). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.60 (949 strikeouts against 365 walks). They have relinquished 125 homers and they surrender 4.82 runs per 9 innings (24th in MLB).
Boston bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 35.7% of 182 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 130 times in high leverage situations in addition to 124 occasions with base runners. With 110 save situations, the Red Sox have 63 holds and 23 blown saves. They rank 29th in baseball with a save percentage of 51.1%, and they have dispatched 417 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the campaign. Boston has called on relief pitchers to step onto the hill in 47 save chances and they have recorded 24 saves.
In 9,162 innings played, the Red Sox hold a defensive efficiency of 68.7% (23rd in the majors). The Boston Red Sox have turned 101 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .985 (16th in the majors). The Red Sox have 1,031 assists, 63 errors and have a total of 3,054 putouts over the course of the season.
In his MLB career, Wacha has allowed 1,083 hits while he has totaled 967 strikeouts in 1,096 innings. Wacha (69-49 record in his career) has a 4.05 ERA while giving up 8.9 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered 493 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.317 and having a FIP of 4.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.68 and he has faced 4,661 batters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Boston
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