Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 5/8/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Sunday, May 8, 2022
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
The Tampa Bay Rays (17-10) are en route to T-Mobile Park on Sunday where they will play the Seattle Mariners (12-15). The men taking the mound are Ryan Yarbrough and Chris Flexen.
As a team, the Tampa Bay Rays are putting up 4.5 runs per game, which is 10th in baseball. They have 121 runs while holding a team OBP of .317. The Rays have accumulated 48 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 24 baseballs out of the park. They have accounted for 114 RBI's as well as 223 base knocks on the year, while their batting average is at .247. Tampa Bay has a slugging % of .394 and have been called out on strikes 238 times, while drawing a walk on 85 occasions.
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Rays pitchers have surrendered 27 home runs and 111 total runs (23rd in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 74 hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.59 as a team for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.27 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.10. The Rays hold a team ERA of 3.39 so far this year (8th in MLB), and they have rung up 242 batters.
The Rays have dispatched 101 relief pitchers to the mound on the year. The relievers have inherited 35 base runners so far this year with 20.0% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have compiled 9 saves this year and have blown 3 of 12 save opportunities. The Rays relievers have a save percentage of 75.0% and has come into the game in 29 save situations. The bullpen have earned 17 holds over the course of the season (12th in baseball). Rays bullpen pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 25 times and also have had 28 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Rays have transformed 72.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 2,151 innings on the field, ranking them 6th in baseball. The Tampa Bay Rays have a total of 717 putouts this year, in addition to 229 assists and 16 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which is 22nd in professional baseball, and they have turned 16 double plays.
Yarbrough has thrown 502 innings and has accumulated 408 K's during his MLB career. His ERA is 4.37 (244 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.187. He has conceded 484 hits (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 112 walks. Yarbrough (37-23 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 4.09 while going up against 2,094 opposing hitters during his time in the majors.
The Mariners hold a slugging % of .384 and they tally 4.22 runs per game (14th in the league). They have hit 40 doubles, while walking 105 times and earning 114 runs. Seattle has a total of 29 home runs for the year as well as 111 runs batted in. They have struck out on 215 occasions (17th in MLB) and have a total of 207 base hits. The Seattle Mariners have compiled an OBP of .318 in addition to a batting average of .231 so far this season.
The Mariners hold a team WHIP of 1.255 in addition to having a FIP of 4.17 as a unit for the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.57 (224 strikeouts against 87 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 23rd in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 208. They have surrendered 32 HR's and they relinquish 4.14 runs per 9 innings (15th in the league). The Seattle pitching staff have given up 108 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 3.68 (96 earned runs surrendered).
Seattle has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 7 save chances and they have converted 3 saves. They rank 29th in MLB with a save rate of 42.9%, and they have dispatched 92 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 22 times in high leverage situations in addition to 21 occasions with runners on. Seattle bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 25.0% out of their 24 inherited base runners. With 18 save situations, the Mariners have accrued 11 holds in addition to 4 blown saves.
In 2,115 innings on the field, the Mariners hold a defensive efficiency of 70.8% (14th in baseball). The Seattle Mariners have turned 23 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .985 (18th in professional baseball). The Mariners have accrued 221 assists, 14 errors and have a tally of 705 putouts on the season.
So far in his pro baseball career, Flexen has allowed 300 hits while earning 191 strikeouts in 276 innings pitched. Flexen (18-21 record in his career) holds a 4.65 ERA and has allowed 9.8 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 143 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.457 and a FIP of 4.7. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.85 and he has faced 1,199 opposing hitters during his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Seattle
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