Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 8/23/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
The Toronto Blue Jays (65-55) are traveling to Fenway Park on Tuesday where they will try to beat the Boston Red Sox (60-62). The pitchers who are expected to start will be Ross Stripling and Rich Hill.
The Blue Jays have compiled 227 doubles as a team and have hit 151 baseballs out of the stadium. Toronto has a slugging percentage of .430 and have been called out on strikes 927 times, while drawing a walk on 349 occasions. As a squad, the Toronto Blue Jays are putting up 4.7 runs per game, which has them sitting at 6th in the league. They have amassed 551 RBI's in addition to 1,071 base knocks on the year, and their team batting average is sitting at .262. They have accounted for 564 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .324.
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Blue Jays pitchers have given up 139 long balls and 505 total runs (13th in baseball). They have walked 316 opposing players and their FIP sits at 3.95 as a unit so far this year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.22 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.23. The Blue Jays are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.86 for the season (13th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 1,018 hitters.
Blue Jays relief pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 116 times as well as having 139 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 66 holds this year (14th in baseball). The Blue Jays relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 63.5% and stepped onto the hill in 121 save situations. They have earned 33 saves so far this year and have blown 19 out of their 52 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 173 runners for the season and 26.0% of them ended up scoring. The Blue Jays have sent 431 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season.
The Blue Jays have transformed 69.5% of balls in play into outs out of 9,585 innings, which has them ranked 16th in professional baseball. The Toronto Blue Jays have amassed 3,195 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 1,003 assists and 61 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .986 which has them sitting 13th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 93 double plays.
Stripling (33-37 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.96 while going up against 2,601 hitters in the majors. He has conceded 604 base knocks (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 154 walks. His ERA is 3.82 (266 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.210. Stripling has taken the ball for 626 innings and has tallied 585 strikeouts during his pro baseball career.
The Red Sox hold a slugging % of .407 and they average 4.49 runs per contest (12th in baseball). They have hit 276 doubles, while taking a walk 340 times as well as putting up 548 runs. Boston has accounted for 115 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 524 RBIs. They have been rung up on 1,020 instances (16th in baseball) and have earned 1,067 base hits. The Boston Red Sox have an OBP of .314 and a batting average of .254 on the campaign.
The Red Sox have a team WHIP of 1.316 with a FIP of 4.07 as a pitching staff on the season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.65 (1,022 strikeouts vs 386 bases on balls). They come in at 25th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,044. They have conceded 134 homers and they surrender 4.84 runs per 9 innings (25th in MLB). The Boston pitching staff have given up 585 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 4.45 (537 earned runs surrendered).
Boston relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 36.5% out of 192 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 136 times in high leverage situations and on 131 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 118 save situations, the Red Sox have 68 holds and 23 blown saves. They sit at 29th in MLB holding a save percentage of 54.0%, and they have sent 439 bullpen pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. Boston has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 50 save chances and they have come away with 27 saves.
In 9,783 innings on the diamond, the Red Sox have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.8% (22nd in professional baseball). The Boston Red Sox have gotten 106 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (16th in baseball). The Red Sox have racked up 1,095 assists, 65 errors and have a total of 3,261 putouts over the course of the season.
So far in his pro baseball career, Hill has surrendered 1,024 hits while totaling 1,248 punch outs in 1,217 innings. He has given up a total of 522 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.226 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.66 and he has faced 5,103 opposing batters thus far in his career. Hill (79-57 career record) has earned a 3.86 earned run average and has surrendered 7.6 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Boston
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