Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 5/14/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Tropicana Field is where the Tampa Bay Rays (19-13) will try to beat the Toronto Blue Jays (17-15) on Saturday. The pitchers expected to start will be Hyun Jin Ryu and Ryan Yarbrough.
The Blue Jays have tallied 56 doubles as a team and have knocked 35 balls out of the park. Toronto has a slugging percentage of .390 and have been called out on strikes 272 times, while taking a walk on 86 occasions. As a team, the Toronto Blue Jays are notching 3.8 runs per game, which is 21st in the league. They have tallied 122 RBI's as well as 250 hits for the season, while their team batting average comes in at .237. They have earned a total of 123 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .301.
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The Blue Jays have an ERA of 3.97 on the season (21st in the league), and the staff has rung up 258 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 87 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.69 as a team this year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.97 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.24. Blue Jays pitchers have allowed 30 long balls in addition to 136 runs (24th in MLB).
Blue Jays relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 31 times in addition to having 52 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have a total of 24 holds so far this year (7th in baseball). The Blue Jays bullpen have compiled a save rate of 61.9% and has come into the game in 46 save situations. They have accumulated 13 saves for the season and have blown 8 of 21 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 49 base runners for the season and 36.7% of those runners crossed the plate. The Blue Jays have sent 121 relief pitchers to the hill this season.
The Blue Jays have transformed 70.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 2,535 innings, ranking them 18th in baseball. The Toronto Blue Jays have accounted for 845 putouts on the year, as well as 274 assists and 13 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .989 which puts them in 8th in baseball, and have 18 double plays.
Ryu has thrown 983 frames and is sitting with 885 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.28 (358 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.178. He has given up 939 base knocks (8.6 hits per 9 innings) and has 220 free passes. Ryu (73-45 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.44 while he has faced 4,037 hitters in the majors.
Tampa Bay has knocked in 30 long balls for the season as well as 128 runs batted in. They have put up 52 two-baggers, while taking a walk 99 times and earning 137 runs. The Tampa Bay Rays have tallied a team on-base percentage of .305 in addition to a team batting average of .237 so far this season. The Rays hold a team SLG% of .381 and they earn 4.28 runs per outing (12th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 282 occasions (9th in baseball) and have earned a total of 253 hits.
The Rays hold a team WHIP of 1.144 in addition to having a FIP of 3.87 as a team on the year. They are sitting at 15th in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 239. The Tampa Bay pitching staff have conceded 140 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 3.75 (118 earned runs surrendered). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.34 (284 strikeouts vs 85 free passes). They have yielded 38 home runs and they concede 4.45 runs per 9 innings (23rd in MLB).
Tampa Bay has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 14 save chances and they have tallied 9 saves. They rank 23rd in MLB holding a save percentage of 64.3%, and they have sent 120 relief pitchers onto the diamond on the year. Their relief pitchers have come in 36 times in high leverage situations and also on 28 occasions with base runners. Tampa Bay bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 19.4% out of their 36 inherited runners. With 34 save situations, the Rays have 19 holds and 5 blown saves.
Out of their 2,550 innings on the field, the Rays have a defensive efficiency of 71.9% (6th in the majors). The Tampa Bay Rays have gotten 16 double plays and have a fielding rate of .986 (13th in pro baseball). The Rays have 267 assists, 16 errors and have 850 putouts for the season.
So far in his pro baseball career, Yarbrough has surrendered 488 base hits and he has 412 K's in 507 innings pitched. He has allowed a total of 244 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.185 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.65 and he has faced 2,113 batters during his MLB career. Yarbrough (37-23 mark in his career) has a 4.33 earned run average and has allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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