Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 9/12/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Monday, September 12, 2022
Location: Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON
The Toronto Blue Jays (78-60) host the Tampa Bay Rays (78-59) at Rogers Centre on Monday. The starting pitchers will be Ryan Yarbrough and Alek Manoah.
The Rays have compiled 253 two-baggers as a team and have hit 122 balls out of the stadium. Tampa Bay has a slugging percentage of .384 and have struck out 1,188 times, while drawing a walk on 423 occasions. As a squad, the Tampa Bay Rays are earning 4.3 runs per game, which has them sitting at 19th in the league. They have accounted for 553 runs batted in and 1,114 hits for the season, and their average at the plate sits at .242. They have a total of 582 runs while holding a team OBP of .311.
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The Rays have a team ERA of 3.29 for the season (4th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,200 hitters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.70 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.14. Rays pitchers have surrendered 143 home runs and 511 total runs (4th in the league). They have walked 324 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.62 as a team on the year.
Rays relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 116 times as well as having 173 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have racked up 103 holds on the season (1st in the league). The Rays bullpen have a save percentage of 58.6% and has entered the game in 175 save situations. They have tallied 41 saves over the course of the season and have blown 29 of 70 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 153 runners on the season and 25.5% of those runners crossed home plate. The Rays have dispatched 483 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season.
The Rays have converted 70.9% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 10,923 innings, ranking them 6th in professional baseball. The Tampa Bay Rays have 3,641 putouts this year, in addition to 1,164 assists and 70 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .986 which has them ranked 16th in baseball, and have 90 double plays.
Yarbrough has thrown 570 innings and has 461 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.35 (276 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.202. He has allowed 557 base hits (8.8 hits per nine innings) with 129 free passes. Yarbrough (38-31 mark in his career) has a FIP of 4.10 and he has faced 2,395 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues.
The Toronto Blue Jays hold a team OBP of .327 in addition to a batting average of .262 for the season. They have been called out on strikes on 1,055 instances (26th in baseball) and have notched a total of 1,242 base hits. Toronto has a total of 169 home runs so far this year as well as 637 RBIs. The Blue Jays have a team slugging percentage of .429 and they are recording 4.72 runs per outing (5th in the league). They have hit 268 two-baggers, while walking 426 times and scoring 652 runs.
The Blue Jays have a team WHIP of 1.233 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.89 as a unit on the season. They come in at 19th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,159. The Toronto pitching staff have conceded 582 runs on the season while holding an ERA of 3.89 (531 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio sits at 3.35 (1,197 strikeouts against 357 free passes). They have conceded 160 homers and they concede 4.26 runs per 9 innings (13th in MLB).
Toronto relievers have an inherited score rate of 25.0% out of their 208 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 166 times in high leverage situations in addition to 137 occasions with base runners. With 142 save situations, the Blue Jays have accumulated 79 holds and 21 blown saves. They are ranked 16th in the league holding a save rate of 65.0%, and they have sent 494 bullpen pitchers onto the field this year. Toronto has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 60 save chances and they have walked away with 39 saves.
Out of their 10,989 innings played, the Blue Jays have earned a efficiency on defense of 69.2% (18th in professional baseball). The Toronto Blue Jays have gotten 105 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (14th in the majors). The Blue Jays have racked up 1,143 assists, 69 errors and have notched a total of 3,663 putouts this year.
During his MLB career, Manoah has given up 206 base hits and he has 285 strikeouts in 282 innings. Manoah (23-9 record in his career) has earned a 2.74 earned run average while conceding 6.6 hits per nine innings. He has given up 86 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.015 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.5. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.52 and he has faced 1,145 opposing hitters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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