Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 7/2/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Saturday, July 2, 2022
Location: Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON
The Tampa Bay Rays (40-35) are hitting the road to Rogers Centre on Saturday where they will play the Toronto Blue Jays (43-33). The pitchers taking the mound are Shane McClanahan and Kevin Gausman.
As a unit, the Tampa Bay Rays are scoring 4.0 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 26th in the league. They have notched a total of 299 runs scored and hold an OBP of .297. The Rays have accrued 120 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 68 balls out of the park. They have tallied 285 runs batted in as well as 582 hits for the year, while their average at the plate sits at .233. Tampa Bay has a slugging rate of .371 and have been called out on strikes 652 times, while drawing a walk on 214 occasions.
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The Rays have compiled a team earned run average of 3.24 over the course of the season (4th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 656 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.42 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.12. Rays pitchers have conceded 88 long balls in addition to 287 runs in total (4th in the league). They have walked 192 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.89 as a team over the course of the season.
The Rays relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 52.5% and stepped onto the hill in 93 save situations. The relievers have inherited 98 base runners so far this season and 21.4% of those runners crossed the plate. Rays relief pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 72 times in addition to having 101 appearances in high leverage situations. The Rays have dispatched 273 relief pitchers to the mound for the year. The relief pitchers have tallied 52 holds over the course of the season (5th in the league). They have accumulated 21 saves on the season and have blown 19 of 40 save chances.
The Tampa Bay Rays have a tally of 2,008 putouts for the season, in addition to 630 assists and 45 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .983 which puts them in 22nd in professional baseball, and have 53 double plays. The Rays have turned 72.0% of balls hit into play into outs in their 6,024 innings, ranking them 4th in baseball.
McClanahan (18-9 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 2.99 and he has gone up against 862 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has surrendered 180 base knocks (7.5 hits per nine innings) and has had 53 walks. His ERA is 2.73 (65 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.085. McClanahan has taken the mound for 214 frames and is sitting with 264 punch outs during his pro baseball career.
Toronto has compiled 101 home runs this year and 352 RBIs. They have notched 148 two-baggers, while taking a walk 237 times as well as scoring 361 runs. The Toronto Blue Jays have tallied an on-base percentage of .326 in addition to a batting average of .257 on the season. The Blue Jays have a SLG% of .435 and they have an average of 4.75 runs per outing (8th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 605 occasions (21st in the league) and are sitting with 665 hits.
The Blue Jays have a team WHIP of 1.256 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.90 as a staff for the year. They are currently ranked 21st in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 644. The Toronto pitching staff have conceded 330 runs on the season while holding a team ERA of 3.98 (299 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio sits at 3.09 (634 strikeouts vs 205 walks). They have relinquished 83 long balls and they relinquish 4.39 runs per 9 innings (18th in the league).
Sitting with 87 save situations, the Blue Jays have earned 46 holds and also 15 blown saves. Toronto has had relievers enter the contest in 38 save chances and they have walked away with 23 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 95 times in high leverage situations and on 77 occasions with runners on. Toronto bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 28.4% out of their 116 inherited base runners. They are ranked 21st in the league with a save rate of 60.5%, and they have dispatched 278 bullpen pitchers to the mound so far this season.
The Toronto Blue Jays have gotten 64 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .987 (8th in MLB). The Blue Jays have 656 assists, 36 errors and have earned 2,028 putouts so far this season. In their 6,084 innings on the field, the Blue Jays are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.1% (19th in MLB).
Gausman (70-78 career win-loss record) has a 3.95 ERA and has conceded 8.9 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.48 and he has gone up against 5,327 opposing batters during his MLB career. He has allowed 554 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.280 and having a FIP of 3.7. So far in his pro baseball career, Gausman has given up 1,256 base hits while earning 1,258 K's in 1,263 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Toronto and under the total runs
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