Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 5/3/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
The Oakland Athletics (10-12) will take on the Tampa Bay Rays (12-10) at Oakland Coliseum on Tuesday. The starting pitchers are Ryan Yarbrough and Paul Blackburn.
The Rays have hit 38 two-baggers as a team and have hit 19 balls out of the park. Tampa Bay has a slugging percentage of .384 and have been called out on strikes 197 times, while drawing a walk on 74 occasions. As a team, the Tampa Bay Rays are knocking in 4.1 runs/g, which has them at 16th in baseball. They have compiled 86 RBI's as well as 172 base knocks over the course of the season, and their average at the plate is at .240. They have 90 runs while holding a team OBP of .315.
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The Rays are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.40 on the season (12th in the league), and their staff has rung up 204 batters. They have walked 60 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 3.47 as a unit on the campaign. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.40 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.13. Rays pitchers have allowed 21 home runs and also 93 runs in total (20th in baseball).
Rays bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 21 times as well as having 20 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have 13 holds over the course of the season (15th in baseball). The Rays relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 75.0% and has come into the game in 21 save situations. They have recorded 6 saves for the year and have not converted 2 of their 8 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 29 base runners so far this year and 20.7% of those runners earned a run for their team. The Rays have sent 81 relievers to the mound this year.
The Rays have turned 70.9% of baseballs in play into outs out of 1,737 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 14th in MLB. The Tampa Bay Rays have 579 putouts on the campaign, as well as 179 assists and 15 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .981 which has them ranked 24th in pro baseball, and have 12 double plays.
Yarbrough has taken the mound for 499 frames and is sitting with 406 K's so far in his MLB career. His ERA is 4.30 (239 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.175. He has conceded 478 base hits (8.6 hits per 9 innings) and has had 109 walks. Yarbrough (37-23 career win-loss mark) has earned a FIP of 4.05 and he has faced 2,078 batters during his time in the major leagues.
Oakland has accounted for 18 home runs so far this year to go along with 76 runs batted in. They have recorded 34 doubles, while getting a free base 58 times and earning 84 runs. The Oakland Athletics have recorded an OBP of .277 as well as a team batting average of .211 this season. The Athletics have a team slugging % of .342 and they are scoring 3.82 runs per game (21st in baseball). They have struck out on 207 occasions (5th in the league) and have tallied 152 hits.
The Athletics hold a team WHIP of 1.237 in addition to having a FIP of 3.80 as a team so far this season. They rank 16th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 169. The Oakland pitching staff have allowed 87 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 3.68 (79 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.51 (176 strikeouts against 70 free passes). They have surrendered 20 HR's and they relinquish 4.05 runs per 9 innings (15th in baseball).
Oakland has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 10 save opportunities and they have earned 7 saves. They are currently ranked 18th in MLB with a save percentage of 70.0%, and they have dispatched 80 relievers onto the diamond on the campaign. Their relief pitchers have come in 29 times in high leverage situations and on 30 occasions with runners on base. Oakland relievers have an inherited score percentage of 27.3% out of their 44 inherited base runners. Sitting with 31 save situations, the Athletics have 21 holds and also 3 blown saves.
In their 1,743 innings played, the Athletics hold a defensive efficiency of 69.8% (19th in professional baseball). The Oakland Athletics have gotten 24 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .976 (27th in the majors). The Athletics have recorded 208 assists, 19 errors and have earned 581 putouts so far this season.
In his MLB career, Blackburn has allowed 181 hits while he has accumulated 95 punch outs in 158 frames. Blackburn (9-11 record in his career) has a 5.18 earned run average and has given up 10.3 hits per nine innings. He has conceded a total of 91 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.399 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.38 and he has faced 676 hitters thus far in his career.
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Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Oakland
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