Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 8/7/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Sunday, August 7, 2022
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
The Tampa Bay Rays (57-49) are en route to Comerica Park on Sunday where they will play the Detroit Tigers (42-66). The men taking the mound will be Drew Rasmussen and Matt Manning.
The Rays have accumulated 185 doubles as a unit and have hit 95 balls out of the park. Tampa Bay has a slugging rate of .378 and have struck out 939 times, while being walked on 331 occasions. As a team, the Tampa Bay Rays are earning 4.1 runs per contest, which puts them at 22nd in the league. They have accounted for 412 runs batted in as well as 849 base knocks this year, and their batting average is .239. They have earned a total of 435 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .309.
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Rays pitchers have conceded 116 long balls and 412 total runs (6th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 258 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.76 as a team over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio is 3.52 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.15. The Rays hold a team earned run average of 3.40 on the year (4th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 907 hitters.
Rays pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 91 times in addition to having 132 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have racked up 75 holds so far this season (2nd in the league). The Rays relief pitchers have a save rate of 55.4% and has come into the game in 132 save situations. They have 31 saves so far this year and have blown 25 of their 56 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 125 runners so far this season with 23.2% of them crossed the plate. The Rays have dispatched 375 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year.
The Tampa Bay Rays have amassed 2,831 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 901 assists and 54 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .986 which puts them in 13th in baseball, and they have twisted 73 double plays. The Rays have transformed 70.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 8,493 innings, which has them sitting at 5th in baseball.
Rasmussen has thrown 179 innings and has earned 167 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. Rasmussen (11-5 record in his career) has a FIP of 3.48 and he has gone up against 744 batters in the majors. His ERA is 3.21 (64 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.197. He has surrendered 156 hits (7.8 hits per nine innings) and has had 59 free passes.
Detroit has 64 long balls so far this year as well as 330 RBIs. They have recorded 150 doubles, while taking a walk 258 times as well as scoring 345 runs. The Detroit Tigers have accumulated a team OBP of .284 and a batting average of .226 on the season. The Tigers have a SLG% of .332 and they are recording 3.19 runs per game (30th in baseball). They have been rung up on 926 occasions (9th in MLB) and have earned a total of 804 hits.
The Tigers have a team WHIP of 1.285 and have a FIP of 4.03 as a unit on the year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.33 (790 strikeouts vs 339 bases on balls). They come in at 17th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 869. They have given up 102 home runs and they surrender 4.56 runs per 9 innings (21st in the league). The Detroit pitching staff have conceded 476 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 4.05 (423 earned runs yielded).
Detroit has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 36 save opportunities and they have tallied 25 saves. They sit at 8th in the league with a save percentage of 69.4%, and they have dispatched 388 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 100 times in high leverage situations and also on 75 occasions with runners on base. Detroit relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 26.7% out of their 131 inherited base runners. Sitting with 101 save situations, the Tigers have 63 holds and also 11 blown saves.
In their 8,466 innings on the diamond, the Tigers have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.2% (10th in pro baseball). The Detroit Tigers have turned 91 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (20th in professional baseball). The Tigers have recorded 922 assists, 63 errors and have earned 2,822 putouts over the course of the season.
So far in his career, Manning has given up 107 base hits while he has tallied 62 strikeouts in 98 innings. He has surrendered a total of 60 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.464 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.7. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.68 and he has faced 437 hitters in his MLB career. Manning (4-7 mark in his career) has a 5.49 ERA while surrendering 9.8 hits per 9 innings.
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Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Detroit
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