Seattle Mariners vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 5/19/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Thursday, May 19, 2022
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
The Seattle Mariners (16-21) are hitting the road to Fenway Park on Thursday where they will take on the Boston Red Sox (14-22). The pitchers taking the mound are George Kirby and Rich Hill.
As a squad, the Seattle Mariners are scoring 3.8 runs per game, which puts them at 21st in MLB. They have earned a total of 141 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .314. The Mariners have tallied 51 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 35 baseballs out of the park. They have compiled 136 RBI's in addition to 283 base knocks for the season, while their team batting average is sitting at .231. Seattle is slugging .368 and have struck out 304 times, while being walked on 136 occasions.
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Mariners pitchers have allowed 46 long balls in addition to 156 total runs (21st in the league). They have walked 120 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.16 as a team on the campaign. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.69 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.27. The Mariners are sitting with a team ERA of 3.90 this season (21st in the league), and they have rung up 323 hitters.
The Mariners bullpen have earned a save rate of 60.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 27 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 35 base runners for the year with 20.0% of those runners crossed home plate. Mariners relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 29 times and also have had 30 appearances in high leverage situations. The Mariners have sent 125 relief pitchers to the hill on the season. The relief pitchers have accumulated 17 holds for the season (22nd in the league). They have compiled 6 saves this season and have blown 4 out of their 10 save opportunities.
The Mariners have turned 70.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of 2,907 innings on the field, which ranks them 17th in pro baseball. The Seattle Mariners have earned 969 putouts so far this season, in addition to 293 assists and 19 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .985 which is 12th in pro baseball, and they have turned 28 double plays.
Kirby has thrown 10 innings and has 8 strikeouts in his career. Kirby (0-0 career mark) has earned a FIP of 1.78 and he has gone up against 39 hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 0.90 (1 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 0.800. He has allowed 7 hits (6.3 hits per nine innings) with 1 free passes.
The Boston Red Sox hold an on-base percentage of .294 as well as a batting average of .238 on the campaign. They have struck out on 290 instances (22nd in baseball) and have 292 base knocks. Boston has knocked in 24 home runs this year as well as 134 runs batted in. The Red Sox hold a team slugging percentage of .365 and they tally 3.78 runs per game (22nd in MLB). They have 80 two-baggers, while getting a free base 91 times and scoring 136 runs.
The Red Sox have a team WHIP of 1.196 with a FIP of 4.19 as a squad for the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.78 (314 strikeouts vs 113 bases on balls). They sit at 10th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 270. They have allowed 45 dingers and they relinquish 4.33 runs per 9 innings (18th in baseball). The Boston pitching staff have allowed 154 runs on the season while holding a team ERA of 3.88 (138 earned runs relinquished).
Boston has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 17 save chances and they have earned 7 saves. They are currently ranked 30th in MLB with a save rate of 41.2%, and they have sent 146 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond so far this season. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 53 times in high leverage situations and on 54 occasions with runners on. Boston relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 30.3% of 76 inherited base runners. Sitting with 41 save situations, the Red Sox have 24 holds and also 10 blown saves.
The Boston Red Sox have turned 25 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .986 (11th in professional baseball). The Red Sox have recorded 293 assists, 18 errors and have amassed 962 putouts on the campaign. In their 2,886 innings played, the Red Sox hold a efficiency on defense of 72.1% (6th in MLB).
Hill (75-53 mark in his career) has a 3.78 earned run average and has conceded 7.5 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.67 and he has faced 4,866 hitters during his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 488 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.218 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.0. So far in his career, Hill has conceded 964 hits while he has accumulated 1,206 punch outs in 1,162 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Boston
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