Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees Prediction, 8/21/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees
Date: Sunday, August 21, 2022
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Yankee Stadium is the location where the New York Yankees (73-47) will try to beat the Toronto Blue Jays (64-54) on Sunday. The pitchers taking the mound are Alek Manoah and Nestor Cortes Jr.
The Blue Jays have accounted for 224 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 149 balls out of the park. Toronto has a slugging rate of .432 and have struck out 912 times, while taking a walk on 343 occasions. As a team, the Toronto Blue Jays are scoring 4.7 runs per game, which is 6th in baseball. They have 544 RBI's in addition to 1,059 base knocks on the campaign, and their batting average is sitting at .263. They have tallied 557 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .325.
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The Blue Jays are sitting with a team ERA of 3.88 this year (15th in the league), and they have rung up 995 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 313 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.97 as a unit this season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.18 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.23. Blue Jays pitchers have conceded 137 home runs in addition to 499 total runs (14th in the league).
The Blue Jays have dispatched 424 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 173 base runners this year with 26.0% of those players ended up scoring. They have recorded 32 saves on the campaign and have missed out on 19 out of their 51 save chances. The Blue Jays relievers have a save rate of 62.7% and has entered the game in 117 save situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 63 holds on the season (15th in MLB). Blue Jays pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 116 times in addition to having 138 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Toronto Blue Jays have earned 3,144 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 992 assists and 59 errors. Their fielding rate is at .986 which has them ranked 13th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 93 double plays. The Blue Jays have transformed 69.5% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 9,432 innings, which ranks them 17th in pro baseball.
Manoah has taken the ball for 254 innings and has earned 258 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 2.94 (83 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.042. He has given up 190 base knocks (6.7 hits per 9 innings) with 75 walks. Manoah (21-8 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.66 and he has gone up against 1,038 batters during his time in the major leagues.
The New York Yankees have recorded an on-base percentage of .325 and a team batting average of .241 for the year. They have been called out on strikes on 1,024 occasions (14th in MLB) and have earned 968 base knocks. New York has a total of 195 home runs so far this season and 580 runs batted in. The Yankees hold a slugging % of .432 and they have an average of 5.06 runs per game (2nd in baseball). They have put up 171 doubles, while taking a walk 463 times as well as scoring 607 runs.
The Yankees are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.114 and have a FIP of 3.56 as a squad this year. They sit at 3rd in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 878. The New York pitching staff have given up 422 runs for the year while having an ERA of 3.35 (401 earned runs allowed). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.36 (1,083 strikeouts against 322 bases on balls). They have surrendered 118 long balls and they concede 3.53 runs per 9 innings (3rd in the league).
With 117 save situations, the Yankees have 61 holds and 17 blown saves. New York has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 52 save opportunities and they have walked away with 35 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 138 times in high leverage situations and also on 124 occasions with runners on base. New York relievers have an inherited score rate of 30.7% out of their 166 inherited runners. They rank 12th in the league holding a save percentage of 67.3%, and they have sent 372 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond on the season.
Out of their 9,699 innings on the field, the Yankees have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 72.1% (2nd in MLB). The New York Yankees have gotten 75 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .988 (3rd in professional baseball). The Yankees have racked up 1,090 assists, 51 errors and have amassed 3,233 putouts during this campaign.
Cortes Jr (16-9 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 3.85 earned run average and has conceded 8.0 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.38 and he has gone up against 1,234 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career. He has given up a total of 127 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.202 and a FIP of 4.4. So far in his MLB career, Cortes Jr has surrendered 265 hits while he has tallied 311 K's in 297 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York
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