Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 5/6/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Friday, May 6, 2022
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Target Field is the location where the Minnesota Twins (15-10) will compete against the Oakland Athletics (10-15) on Friday. The starting pitchers are Cole Irvin and Josh Winder.
The Athletics have accumulated 36 two-baggers as a team and have hit 19 baseballs out of the stadium. Oakland is slugging .329 and have been called out on strikes 233 times, while drawing a walk on 63 occasions. As a squad, the Oakland Athletics are notching 3.7 runs per game, which ranks them 23rd in baseball. They have earned 84 RBI's and 168 hits this year, while their batting average is .206. They have notched a total of 92 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .269.
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The Athletics have a team earned run average of 3.95 on the campaign (22nd in the league), and their staff has rung up 199 hitters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.62 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.25. Athletics pitchers have allowed 23 home runs in addition to 106 total runs (21st in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 76 batters and their FIP comes in at 3.80 as a squad for the year.
The Athletics relievers have recorded a save percentage of 63.6% and stepped onto the hill in 34 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 49 runners on the campaign and 26.5% of those players ended up scoring. Athletics pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 34 times in addition to having 32 appearances in high leverage situations. The Athletics have dispatched 91 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. The relievers have 23 holds over the course of the season (3rd in baseball). They have accumulated 7 saves for the year and have blown 4 out of their 11 chances to save the game.
The Oakland Athletics have amassed 665 putouts thus far, as well as 233 assists and 21 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .977 which has them ranked 28th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 25 double plays. The Athletics have converted 69.4% of balls in play into outs in their 1,995 innings, ranking them 21st in pro baseball.
Irvin has taken the hill for 251 innings and is sitting with 178 K's during his MLB career. Irvin (14-18 career mark) has a FIP of 4.47 while going up against 1,084 batters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.55 (127 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.349. He has surrendered 276 hits (9.9 hits per 9 innings) with 63 walks.
The Twins have a team SLG% of .386 and they are earning 4.28 runs per game (13th in the league). They have hit 42 doubles, while getting a free base 87 times as well as scoring 107 runs. Minnesota has tallied 26 home runs on the campaign to go along with 100 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 221 occasions (8th in the league) and have 191 base hits. The Minnesota Twins hold an OBP of .316 in addition to a team batting average of .236 for the season.
The Twins are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.150 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.65 as a unit for the year. They are sitting at 13th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 183. The Minnesota pitching staff have conceded 83 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 3.27 (80 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio is 3.06 (214 strikeouts vs 70 free passes). They have conceded 25 homers and they give up 3.40 runs per 9 innings (6th in MLB).
With 18 save situations, the Twins have 11 holds and 3 blown saves. Minnesota has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 7 save opportunities and they have earned 4 saves. Their relievers have taken the field 18 times in high leverage situations and also on 16 occasions with runners on. Minnesota relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 33.3% out of 24 inherited base runners. They rank 26th in MLB with a save percentage of 57.1%, and they have dispatched 76 relief pitchers to the hill on the season.
In 1,980 innings on the field, the Twins are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 71.6% (9th in MLB). The Minnesota Twins have turned 18 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (11th in the majors). The Twins have accrued 195 assists, 12 errors and have a tally of 660 putouts so far this season.
Winder (1-0 career win-loss mark) has a 2.20 ERA and has given up 5.0 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.00 and he has faced 61 hitters so far in his MLB career. He has surrendered 4 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 0.796 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.0. In his pro baseball career, Winder has given up 9 base knocks and he has 12 K's in 16 innings.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oakland
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