New York Yankees vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 8/28/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Sunday, August 28, 2022
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
The New York Yankees (76-48) are en route to Oakland Coliseum on Sunday where they will go up against the Oakland Athletics (46-79). The pitchers taking the mound will be Clarke Schmidt and Zach Logue.
New York is slugging .431 and have been called out on strikes 1,066 times, while being walked on 477 occasions. They have accumulated 606 RBI's in addition to 1,019 base knocks on the campaign, and their average at the plate is at .243. The Yankees have tallied 179 doubles as a team and have hit 199 baseballs out of the park. They have a total of 634 runs while having a team OBP of .326. As a squad, the New York Yankees are recording 5.1 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 2nd in MLB.
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Yankees pitchers have surrendered 122 home runs and also 437 total runs (3rd in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 335 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.58 as a unit on the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.33 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.11. The Yankees have a team earned run average of 3.33 for the year (4th in the league), and their staff has struck out 1,115 batters.
The Yankees have sent 384 relief pitchers to the mound this year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 179 runners over the course of the season and 30.2% of those runners crossed home plate. They have earned 37 saves over the course of the season and have blown 18 of their 55 chances to get a save. The Yankees relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 67.3% and has stepped onto the mound in 122 save situations. The bullpen have racked up 63 holds this season (16th in baseball). Yankees pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 130 times and also have had 143 appearances in high leverage situations.
The New York Yankees have a tally of 3,368 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,148 assists and 53 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .988 which has them ranked 3rd in MLB, and they have turned 79 double plays. The Yankees have turned 72.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of 10,104 innings, which has them ranked 2nd in MLB.
Schmidt has taken the mound for 45 innings and is sitting with 42 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.35 (17 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.511. He has allowed 41 hits (8.1 hits per nine innings) and has 28 free passes. Schmidt (5-3 career record) holds a FIP of 4.26 and he has faced 208 hitters during his time in the major leagues.
Oakland has a total of 105 HRs this season as well as 398 RBIs. They have recorded 197 doubles, while taking a walk 330 times and scoring 424 runs. The Oakland Athletics hold a team on-base percentage of .279 and a team batting average of .215 for the season. The Athletics hold a slugging percentage of .343 and they score 3.37 runs per game (29th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 1,047 occasions (17th in baseball) and are sitting with 887 hits.
The Oakland pitching staff have conceded 577 runs so far this year while having an ERA of 4.34 (535 earned runs relinquished). They have given up 145 home runs and they allow 4.69 runs per 9 innings (23rd in MLB). The Athletics hold a team WHIP of 1.315 and have a FIP of 4.36 as a squad over the course of the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.32 (934 strikeouts vs 402 free passes). They rank 21st in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 1,055.
Sitting with 140 save situations, the Athletics have 91 holds and also 19 blown saves. Oakland has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 47 save chances and they have walked away with 28 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 137 times in high leverage situations and also on 142 occasions with runners on. Oakland relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 29.4% out of their 211 inherited runners. They rank 20th in the league with a save rate of 59.6%, and they have sent 421 relief pitchers to the mound this year.
In 9,978 innings on the diamond, the Athletics hold a defensive efficiency of 70.2% (10th in the majors). The Oakland Athletics have turned 100 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .984 (21st in baseball). The Athletics have accrued 1,125 assists, 73 errors and have amassed 3,326 putouts over the course of the season.
Thus far in his career, Logue has surrendered 54 base knocks and he has 38 K's in 50 frames. Logue (3-8 career mark) has a 6.04 earned run average while allowing 9.6 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 34 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.401 and a FIP of 5.6. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.24 and he has faced 221 hitters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York
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