Seattle Mariners vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 10/8/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022
Location: Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON
The Toronto Blue Jays (92-70) will compete against the Seattle Mariners (90-72) at Rogers Centre on Saturday in Game 2 of their Wild Card series. The expected starting pitchers are Robbie Ray and Kevin Gausman.
Seattle has a slugging percentage of .390 and have struck out 1,397 times, while taking a walk on 596 occasions. They have compiled 664 RBI's as well as 1,237 hits for the year, and their team batting average is .230. The Mariners have accrued 229 doubles as a squad and have knocked 197 baseballs out of the stadium. They have earned 690 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .315. As a team, the Seattle Mariners are putting up 4.3 runs per game, which ranks them 18th in baseball.
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The Mariners are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.59 on the campaign (8th in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,391 batters. They have walked 447 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.90 as a squad on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.11 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.19. Mariners pitchers have conceded 186 home runs and also 623 runs in total (7th in baseball).
The Mariners have dispatched 536 relievers to the mound for the season. The relievers have inherited 163 runners this season with 27.6% of them earned a run for their team. They have earned 40 saves for the season and have missed out on 15 out of their 55 chances to save the game. The Mariners relievers have a save rate of 72.7% and stepped onto the hill in 148 save situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 92 holds this year (11th in MLB). Mariners relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 126 times in addition to having 175 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Seattle Mariners are sitting with 4,341 putouts on the year, as well as 1,317 assists and 69 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .988 which ranks 5th in the majors, and they have twisted 114 double plays. The Mariners have turned 71.0% of balls hit into play into outs out of 13,023 innings on the field, which has them sitting 4th in pro baseball.
Ray has taken the mound for 1,224 innings and has racked up 1,502 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. Ray (74-70 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.06 while he has gone up against 5,194 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.95 (538 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.301. He has surrendered 1,078 base knocks (7.9 hits per nine innings) and has had 515 walks.
Toronto has accumulated 200 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 756 RBIs. They have recorded 307 two-baggers, while taking a walk 500 times as well as notching 775 runs. The Toronto Blue Jays hold a team on-base percentage of .329 in addition to a batting average of .264 so far this year. The Blue Jays hold a team SLG% of .431 and they tally 4.78 runs per outing (4th in baseball). They have been rung up on 1,242 occasions (25th in MLB) and have earned a total of 1,464 hits.
The Blue Jays are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.235 and have a FIP of 3.85 as a unit on the campaign. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.28 (1,390 strikeouts vs 424 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 21st in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,356. They have conceded 180 HR's and they surrender 4.24 runs per 9 innings (13th in MLB). The Toronto pitching staff have relinquished 679 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 3.87 (620 earned runs relinquished).
Toronto relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 24.8% out of 246 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 182 times in high leverage situations and on 161 occasions with runners on base. With 170 save situations, the Blue Jays have tallied 94 holds and 27 blown saves. They are ranked 16th in baseball with a save rate of 63.0%, and they have dispatched 585 relievers to the hill on the season. Toronto has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 73 save chances and they have earned 46 saves.
The Toronto Blue Jays have turned 120 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .986 (11th in MLB). The Blue Jays have recorded 1,348 assists, 82 errors and are sitting with 4,324 putouts this season. In 12,972 innings played, the Blue Jays have earned a efficiency on defense of 69.1% (20th in professional baseball).
During his MLB career, Gausman has allowed 1,352 base knocks while earning 1,366 punch outs in 1,352 frames. He has allowed a total of 591 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.277 and a FIP of 3.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.65 and he has faced 5,692 hitters thus far in his career. Gausman (76-82 career record) has earned a 3.93 ERA while allowing 9.0 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Seattle
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