Toronto Blue Jays vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 8/8/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Monday, August 8, 2022
Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD
Oriole Park at Camden Yards is the location where the Baltimore Orioles (56-51) will try to defeat the Toronto Blue Jays (59-48) on Monday. The men taking the mound are Yusei Kikuchi and Jordan Lyles.
As a team, the Toronto Blue Jays are notching 4.8 runs per game, which has them at 3rd in baseball. They have racked up 517 runs and have an on-base percentage of .328. The Blue Jays have accrued 203 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 139 balls out of the park. They have 504 runs batted in in addition to 967 base knocks for the season, while their team batting average sits at .264. Toronto is slugging .436 and have been called out on strikes 837 times, while taking a walk on 320 occasions.
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The Blue Jays have an ERA of 3.89 this season (14th in the league), and the staff has struck out 908 batters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.20 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.23. Blue Jays pitchers have conceded 126 home runs and also 454 runs in total (13th in MLB). They have walked 284 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.97 as a team so far this season.
Blue Jays bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 107 times and also have had 127 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have a total of 57 holds this year (16th in MLB). The Blue Jays relievers have accumulated a save rate of 64.6% and has come into the game in 108 save situations. They have recorded 31 saves on the season and have blown 17 of their 48 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 160 runners so far this year and 26.9% of them ended up scoring. The Blue Jays have dispatched 386 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season.
The Blue Jays have transformed 69.7% of balls in play into outs out of their 8,550 innings on the field, which has them ranked 16th in pro baseball. The Toronto Blue Jays have a tally of 2,850 putouts thus far, in addition to 905 assists and 49 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .987 which has them sitting 8th in baseball, and they have twisted 84 double plays.
Kikuchi has taken the mound for 439 innings and has accumulated 410 K's in his career. His ERA is 4.95 (242 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.415. He has given up 447 hits (9.2 hits per 9 innings) and has had 175 walks. Kikuchi (19-29 career mark) has a FIP of 5.03 and he has faced 1,911 opposing batters in the major leagues.
Baltimore has 109 home runs for the year to go along with 427 RBIs. They have 199 doubles, while getting a free base 307 times and scoring 453 runs. The Baltimore Orioles have an OBP of .306 and a team batting average of .236 this year. The Orioles have a slugging percentage of .390 and they score 4.23 runs per game (20th in MLB). They have been rung up on 938 occasions (6th in the league) and are sitting with 854 hits.
The Orioles are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.283 and have a FIP of 4.08 as a staff on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.78 (816 strikeouts against 294 free passes). They are currently ranked 25th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 921. They have relinquished 118 long balls and they give up 4.20 runs per 9 innings (10th in the league). The Baltimore pitching staff have allowed 442 runs on the season while holding a team ERA of 3.84 (404 earned runs yielded).
Baltimore relievers have an inherited score percentage of 28.4% out of their 197 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 133 times in high leverage situations in addition to 140 occasions with base runners. With 101 save situations, the Orioles have accrued 60 holds and 9 blown saves. They sit at 1st in MLB with a save percentage of 76.9%, and they have sent 368 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. Baltimore has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 39 save opportunities and they have tallied 30 saves.
The Baltimore Orioles have gotten 93 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .984 (17th in the majors). The Orioles have recorded 994 assists, 62 errors and are sitting with 2,843 putouts so far this season. Out of their 8,529 innings on the field, the Orioles have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.1% (21st in professional baseball).
In his MLB career, Lyles has surrendered 1,389 hits and he has 982 K's in 1,272 frames. He has conceded 725 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.434 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.26 and he has faced 5,592 hitters in his pro baseball career. Lyles (62-87 career mark) has a 5.13 earned run average and has conceded 9.8 hits per nine innings.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toronto
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