Toronto Blue Jays vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 7/7/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Thursday, July 7, 2022
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
T-Mobile Park is the site where the Seattle Mariners (41-42) will try to defeat the Toronto Blue Jays (44-38) on Thursday. The starting pitchers are Kevin Gausman and Marco Gonzales.
Toronto has a slugging rate of .433 and have been called out on strikes 644 times, while being walked on 252 occasions. They have tallied 373 runs batted in and 718 hits for the season, while their team batting average is sitting at .258. The Blue Jays have accounted for 163 doubles as a squad and have smacked 106 baseballs out of the park. They have accounted for 384 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .325. As a team, the Toronto Blue Jays are notching 4.7 runs per game, which has them sitting at 8th in MLB.
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Blue Jays pitchers have conceded 94 long balls and 366 runs in total (21st in the league). They have walked 227 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.01 as a unit over the course of the season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.00 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.28. The Blue Jays have an earned run average of 4.12 on the season (22nd in the league), and their staff has struck out 680 batters.
Blue Jays relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 82 times and also have had 96 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have a total of 47 holds so far this year (12th in MLB). The Blue Jays relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 60.5% and stepped onto the hill in 88 save situations. They have compiled 23 saves on the season and have blown 15 of 38 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 125 runners on the year and 28.0% of those runners crossed the plate. The Blue Jays have sent 298 relievers to the hill on the year.
The Toronto Blue Jays have earned 2,184 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 714 assists and 39 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .987 which puts them in 9th in baseball, and have earned 70 double plays. The Blue Jays have turned 68.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of 6,552 innings on the field, ranking them 22nd in baseball.
Gausman has taken the hill for 1,265 innings and has accounted for 1,261 strikeouts in his MLB career. Gausman (70-78 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.73 while he has faced 5,338 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 3.94 (554 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.282. He has surrendered 1,260 hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) with 362 free passes.
The Seattle Mariners have an on-base percentage of .318 in addition to a team batting average of .235 for the year. They have struck out on 711 occasions (7th in MLB) and have tallied 650 base hits. Seattle has knocked in 86 home runs this season to go along with 318 RBIs. The Mariners hold a team SLG% of .384 and they score 4.01 runs per outing (25th in the league). They have 133 doubles, while getting a free base 300 times and notching 333 runs.
The Mariners hold a team WHIP of 1.211 in addition to having a FIP of 4.16 as a unit over the course of the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.92 (698 strikeouts against 239 free passes). They are sitting at 16th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 649. They have relinquished 105 dingers and they yield 3.94 runs per 9 innings (7th in MLB). The Seattle pitching staff have surrendered 321 runs on the year while holding a team ERA of 3.65 (297 earned runs given up).
Seattle has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 24 save opportunities and they have tallied 17 saves. They sit at 8th in baseball holding a save rate of 70.8%, and they have dispatched 267 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 79 times in high leverage situations and on 61 occasions with runners on. Seattle relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 31.3% out of 80 inherited base runners. Sitting with 63 save situations, the Mariners have 38 holds in addition to 7 blown saves.
In their 6,603 innings played, the Mariners have earned a defensive efficiency of 71.6% (3rd in pro baseball). The Seattle Mariners have turned 57 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .990 (1st in baseball). The Mariners have recorded 664 assists, 29 errors and have a tally of 2,201 putouts this season.
Gonzales (55-42 career win-loss mark) has a 3.97 earned run average while conceding 9.0 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.86 and he has gone up against 3,147 opposing batters in his career. He has given up a total of 330 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.271 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.4. In his career, Gonzales has surrendered 748 base hits while totaling 577 strikeouts in 747 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Toronto
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