New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 9/2/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Friday, September 2, 2022
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
The Tampa Bay Rays (72-57) host the New York Yankees (79-52) at Tropicana Field on Friday. The pitchers expected to start will be Domingo German and Jeffrey Springs.
As a team, the New York Yankees are putting up 5.0 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 2nd in baseball. They have accumulated 652 runs scored while having a team OBP of .323. The Yankees have accumulated 183 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 205 balls out of the stadium. They have recorded 620 runs batted in as well as 1,051 base knocks this season, while their average at the plate is at .240. New York owns a slugging percentage of .425 and have struck out 1,109 times, while drawing a walk on 500 occasions.
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Yankees pitchers have surrendered 130 home runs and 457 runs in total (3rd in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 342 hitters and their FIP sits at 3.58 as a team on the year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.43 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.10. The Yankees have a team earned run average of 3.31 for the season (3rd in MLB), and they have struck out 1,172 batters.
Yankees bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 137 times and also have had 148 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have earned 64 holds on the year (18th in MLB). The Yankees relievers have a save percentage of 67.9% and has entered the game in 124 save situations. They have recorded 38 saves over the course of the season and have blown 18 out of their 56 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 187 base runners this year and 28.9% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Yankees have sent 401 relievers to the mound on the season.
The Yankees have turned 72.2% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 10,578 innings, which has them sitting 2nd in professional baseball. The New York Yankees have amassed 3,526 putouts so far this season, as well as 1,209 assists and 58 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .988 which has them sitting 3rd in MLB, and have earned 82 double plays.
German (26-18 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 4.43 while he has faced 1,615 hitters during his time in the majors. He has conceded 344 base knocks (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 117 walks. His earned run average is 4.39 (187 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.202. German has taken the hill for 383 innings and has totaled 402 strikeouts so far in his career.
Tampa Bay has accounted for 118 home runs on the season as well as 522 runs batted in. They have 232 doubles, while taking a walk 403 times and earning 550 runs. The Tampa Bay Rays have compiled an OBP of .310 as well as a team batting average of .241 on the year. The Rays hold a slugging percentage of .383 and they average 4.26 runs per game (17th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 1,134 instances (10th in baseball) and are sitting with 1,046 base hits.
The Tampa Bay pitching staff have allowed 489 runs this season while having a team ERA of 3.33 (425 earned runs yielded). They have allowed 135 homers and they relinquish 3.83 runs per 9 innings (6th in baseball). The Rays are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.141 with a FIP of 3.63 as a team on the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.70 (1,126 strikeouts against 304 free passes). They have a ranking of 6th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,008.
Tampa Bay has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 66 save opportunities and they have come away with 37 saves. They rank 26th in baseball with a save percentage of 56.1%, and they have sent 456 relievers to the hill this year. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 167 times in high leverage situations in addition to 112 occasions with runners on. Tampa Bay relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 25.7% of 148 inherited base runners. Sitting with 160 save situations, the Rays have accumulated 92 holds in addition to 29 blown saves.
Out of their 10,356 innings on the field, the Rays have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 70.7% (6th in pro baseball). The Tampa Bay Rays have gotten 89 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (11th in pro baseball). The Rays have racked up 1,110 assists, 63 errors and have accumulated 3,452 putouts so far this season.
In his pro baseball career, Springs has surrendered 224 base hits while tallying 264 strikeouts in 230 innings pitched. Springs (16-9 record in his career) holds a 3.87 earned run average while allowing 8.8 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 99 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.324 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.26 and he has faced 982 opposing batters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York
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