Philadelphia Phillies vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 4/2/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Saturday, April 2, 2022
Location: TD Ballpark in Dunedin, FL
Jose Berrios and the Toronto Blue Jays (91-71 last year, 4th in AL East) host the Philadelphia Phillies (82-80 last season, 2nd in NL East) at TD Ballpark on Saturday.
The Phillies compiled 262 two-baggers as a team and hit 198 balls out of the stadium. Philadelphia owned a slugging percentage of .408 and were called out on strikes 1,402 times, while taking a walk on 564 occasions. As a team, the Philadelphia Phillies earned 4.5 runs per game, which had them at 13th in baseball. They compiled 700 runs batted in in addition to 1,288 base knocks last year, while their team batting average finished at .240. They notched a total of 734 runs and held an OBP of .318.
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The Phillies had an earned run average of 4.39 over the course of last season (19th in the league), and their staff struck out 1,480 hitters. They walked 509 hitters and their FIP finished at 4.15 as a team for the prior year. Their strikeout to walk ratio was 2.91 and their pitching staff had a team WHIP of 1.29. Phillies pitchers relinquished 200 home runs and also 745 runs in total (16th in the league).
Phillies bullpen pitchers entered the contest with runners on base 144 times as well as having 165 outings in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers notched 70 holds for the previous season (24th in baseball). The Phillies relief pitchers had a save rate of 51.4% and stepped onto the mound in 146 save situations. They accumulated 36 saves last season and missed out on 34 of their 70 save chances. The relief pitchers inherited 225 base runners last season and 41.8% of those runners crossed home plate. The Phillies sent 525 relievers to the hill in the prior season.
The Philadelphia Phillies had 4,256 putouts in the previous season, as well as 1,439 assists and 94 errors. Their fielding percentage was at .984 which had them sitting 21st in professional baseball, and they twisted 142 double plays. The Phillies turned 1 of balls in play into outs out of their 24th innings on the field, which had them sitting in baseball 1276800.0%.
Wheeler has taken the mound for 1,033 innings and has accumulated 1,026 strikeouts during his career. Wheeler (62-50 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 3.45 and he has gone up against 4,320 opposing hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 3.51 (403 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.227. He has given up 936 hits (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 332 walks.
The Toronto Blue Jays tallied a team OBP of .330 and a team batting average of .266 over the course of last year. They were called out on strikes on 1,218 instances (30th in baseball) and totaled 1,455 base hits. Toronto recorded 262 long balls over the course of last season and 816 runs batted in. The Blue Jays had a team slugging % of .466 and they had an average of 5.22 runs per contest (3rd in baseball). They notched 285 two-baggers, while getting a free base 496 times as well as scoring 846 runs.
The Toronto pitching staff surrendered 663 runs for the prior year while having a team ERA of 3.91 (610 earned runs surrendered). They allowed 209 HR's and they gave up 4.25 runs per 9 innings (9th in MLB). The Blue Jays had a team WHIP of 1.231 and were the owners of a FIP of 4.18 as a pitching staff last season. Their strikeout to walk ratio was 3.10 (1,468 strikeouts against 473 free passes). They had a ranking of 10th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,257.
Toronto relief pitchers held an inherited score rate of 28.9% out of 239 inherited base runners. Their relievers stepped onto the mound 156 times in high leverage situations and on 167 occasions with base runners. Ending the season with 119 save situations, the Blue Jays accumulated 64 holds in addition to 18 blown saves. They were ranked 8th in the league with a save rate of 65.4%, and they dispatched 537 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond last year. Toronto called on relievers to step onto the hill in 52 save opportunities and they tallied 34 saves.
In 12,648 innings played, the Blue Jays held a defensive efficiency of 70.0% (9th in pro baseball). Toronto Blue Jays turned 122 double plays and owned a fielding percentage of .984 (20th in pro baseball). The Blue Jays recorded 1,371 assists, 90 errors and amassed 4,216 putouts over the course of the prior season.
Berrios (60-47 career win-loss record) has a 4.04 earned run average and has given up 8.2 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.22 and he has faced 3,588 opposing hitters during his career. He has surrendered a total of 382 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.221 and a FIP of 4.0. So far in his career, Berrios has allowed 774 base hits while tallying 857 punch outs in 851 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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