Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 9/14/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Location: Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON
Rogers Centre is where the Toronto Blue Jays (79-61) will compete against the Tampa Bay Rays (78-61) on Wednesday. The expected starting pitchers are Drew Rasmussen and Ross Stripling.
Tampa Bay has a slugging percentage of .382 and have been called out on strikes 1,202 times, while drawing a walk on 427 occasions. They have tallied 559 RBI's as well as 1,130 hits on the year, while their average at the plate comes in at .242. The Rays have tallied 256 doubles as a team and have hit 122 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 588 runs and hold an OBP of .311. As a unit, the Tampa Bay Rays are putting up 4.2 runs per contest, which has them at 19th in MLB.
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The Rays have a team ERA of 3.35 for the season (4th in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,212 batters. They have walked 331 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.66 as a squad this season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.66 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.14. Rays pitchers have given up 148 home runs and 524 runs in total (5th in baseball).
The Rays have sent 496 relief pitchers to the hill this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 158 runners this year and 25.3% of those runners earned a run for their team. They have recorded 41 saves on the year and have blown 30 of 71 save opportunities. The Rays relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 57.7% and has come into the game in 178 save situations. The relief pitchers have racked up 105 holds this year (1st in baseball). Rays pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 119 times as well as having 177 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Rays have turned 70.8% of baseballs in play into outs out of 11,067 innings, which ranks them 6th in professional baseball. The Tampa Bay Rays are sitting with 3,689 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 1,177 assists and 70 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .986 which puts them in 15th in pro baseball, and have a total of 91 double plays.
Rasmussen (15-5 career mark) holds a FIP of 3.20 and he has gone up against 869 batters in the majors. He has given up 175 hits (7.4 hits per 9 innings) and has had 61 walks. His ERA is 2.90 (69 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.103. Rasmussen has taken the mound for 214 innings and has 207 strikeouts in his pro baseball career.
The Toronto Blue Jays have tallied an on-base percentage of .327 and a team batting average of .261 this year. They have been rung up on 1,074 occasions (25th in the league) and have earned 1,255 base knocks. Toronto has accumulated 170 HRs on the season as well as 641 RBIs. The Blue Jays hold a slugging % of .428 and they average 4.69 runs per outing (7th in the league). They have hit 271 doubles, while walking 432 times as well as putting up 656 runs.
The Blue Jays are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.230 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.89 as a pitching staff on the year. They have a ranking of 20th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,174. The Toronto pitching staff have surrendered 588 runs on the campaign while having a team ERA of 3.87 (536 earned runs conceded). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.37 (1,212 strikeouts vs 360 free passes). They have allowed 162 homers and they allow 4.24 runs per 9 innings (11th in MLB).
Toronto has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 62 save chances and they have earned 41 saves. They sit at 15th in the league with a save percentage of 66.1%, and they have dispatched 506 bullpen pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. Their relievers have taken the field 168 times in high leverage situations and on 143 occasions with runners on base. Toronto bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 23.7% out of 219 inherited base runners. Sitting with 144 save situations, the Blue Jays have accumulated 79 holds in addition to 21 blown saves.
The Toronto Blue Jays have gotten 106 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (14th in the majors). The Blue Jays have accrued 1,153 assists, 69 errors and have earned a total of 3,714 putouts this year. In 11,142 innings on the field, the Blue Jays are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.1% (18th in MLB).
During his MLB career, Stripling has allowed 622 base knocks while he has totaled 609 K's in 650 innings. Stripling (35-38 career mark) has earned a 3.80 earned run average while allowing 8.6 hits per nine innings. He has conceded a total of 275 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.199 and a FIP of 4.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.85 and he has gone up against 2,696 opposing hitters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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