New York Yankees vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction, 7/1/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Cleveland Guardians
Date: Friday, July 1, 2022
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Great Lakes
The New York Yankees (56-20) are hitting the road to Progressive Field on Friday where they will take on the Cleveland Guardians (38-34). The starting pitchers are Gerrit Cole and Aaron Civale.
New York has a slugging percentage of .434 and have struck out 620 times, while taking a walk on 287 occasions. They have 358 RBI's in addition to 593 base knocks so far this year, and their average at the plate comes in at .240. The Yankees have recorded 101 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 124 balls out of the park. They have 378 runs while holding a team OBP of .323. As a team, the New York Yankees are notching 5.0 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 2nd in the league.
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The Yankees hold a team ERA of 2.93 over the course of the season (1st in the league), and the staff has struck out 686 hitters. They have walked 193 hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.36 as a unit so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.55 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.07. Yankees pitchers have relinquished 66 long balls in addition to 229 runs (1st in the league).
The Yankees have dispatched 228 relief pitchers to the mound this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 104 runners this year with 29.8% of those runners ended up scoring. They have compiled 26 saves so far this season and have blown 10 of 36 save opportunities. The Yankees bullpen have a save percentage of 72.2% and has stepped onto the mound in 88 save situations. The bullpen have a total of 49 holds this season (7th in the league). Yankees pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 77 times in addition to having 91 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Yankees have transformed 72.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 6,087 innings on the field, which has them ranked 1st in baseball. The New York Yankees have 2,029 putouts for the season, in addition to 693 assists and 30 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .989 which is 4th in baseball, and have earned 46 double plays.
Cole has taken the mound for 1,536 innings and has 1,784 strikeouts in his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.19 (544 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.106. He has allowed 1,303 base hits (7.6 hits per nine innings) and has had 396 walks. Cole (123-65 career mark) holds a FIP of 3.09 while he has faced 6,206 opposing hitters during his time in the majors.
Cleveland has accounted for 54 home runs on the year to go along with 297 runs batted in. They have put up 134 doubles, while taking a walk 201 times as well as putting up 312 runs. The Cleveland Guardians are sitting with an OBP of .308 as well as a team batting average of .247 on the season. The Guardians have a team slugging percentage of .383 and they are earning 4.39 runs per contest (15th in the league). They have been rung up on 496 instances (30th in MLB) and have 597 base hits.
The Cleveland pitching staff have given up 301 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 3.87 (271 earned runs conceded). They have given up 82 homers and they allow 4.29 runs per 9 innings (15th in baseball). The Guardians have a WHIP of 1.242 in addition to having a FIP of 4.12 as a pitching staff for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.74 (591 strikeouts vs 216 free passes). They have a ranking of 6th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 568.
Cleveland relievers have an inherited score percentage of 27.6% out of their 87 inherited runners. Their relievers have come in 75 times in high leverage situations and on 63 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 51 save situations, the Guardians have amassed 20 holds and 8 blown saves. They are ranked 7th in the league holding a save rate of 71.4%, and they have sent 225 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the season. Cleveland has called on relievers to take the mound in 28 save opportunities and they have earned 20 saves.
The Cleveland Guardians have turned 57 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (21st in pro baseball). The Guardians have accrued 621 assists, 43 errors and have amassed 1,893 putouts on the season. Out of their 5,679 innings on the diamond, the Guardians hold a efficiency on defense of 70.2% (12th in the majors).
During his pro baseball career, Civale has surrendered 285 base hits while he has accumulated 253 punch outs in 296 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 139 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.220 and having a FIP of 4.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.33 and he has faced 1,224 batters during his pro baseball career. Civale (21-19 record in his career) holds a 4.23 ERA while allowing 8.7 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York
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