Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 8/2/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Wednesday, August 2, 2023
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum SportsNet LA
The Oakland Athletics (30-77) are hitting the road to Dodger Stadium on Wednesday where they will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (59-45). The expected starting pitchers will be Hogan Harris and Tony Gonsolin.
The Athletics have accounted for 144 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 100 balls out of the stadium. Oakland has a slugging % of .359 and have struck out 986 times, while drawing a walk on 352 occasions. As a team, the Oakland Athletics are putting up 3.6 runs per contest, which puts them at 30th in the league. They have earned 372 RBI's as well as 786 hits on the season, and their team batting average is at .223. They have accumulated 387 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .302.
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They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.91 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.52. Athletics pitchers have surrendered 148 home runs in addition to 642 total runs (30th in baseball). Oakland has yielded 980 base knocks (9.4 per 9 innings) in addition to 607 earned runs. The Athletics have an ERA of 5.81 over the course of the season (30th in the league), and they have rung up 857 hitters. They have walked 449 opposing batters and their FIP is 5.14 as a team this season.
Athletics relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 134 times in addition to having 124 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have recorded 30 holds this season (30th in the league). The Athletics relievers have compiled a save rate of 50.0% and has come into the game in 68 save situations. They have 18 saves this season and have blown 18 of 36 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 207 runners on the campaign and 37.7% of those players crossed the plate. The Athletics have dispatched 357 relievers to the mound on the campaign.
The Athletics have turned 67.9% of baseballs in play into outs out of 8,469 innings, ranking them 27th in the majors. The Oakland Athletics have earned a total of 2,823 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 855 assists and 65 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which is 28th in professional baseball, and have 74 double plays.
Harris (2-5 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.54 while he has faced 243 opposing hitters in the majors. He has given up 53 base hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 23 walks. His earned run average is 6.07 (38 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.349. Harris has taken the ball for 56 innings and has accounted for 49 K's so far in his MLB career.
Los Angeles has compiled 168 home runs so far this year as well as 558 RBIs. They have hit 188 doubles, while walking 437 times as well as recording 578 runs. The Los Angeles Dodgers have earned an OBP of .334 and a batting average of .247 for the year. The Dodgers have a team slugging percentage of .451 and they tally 5.56 runs per contest (3rd in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 907 occasions (17th in MLB) and have 872 hits.
The Dodgers have a WHIP of 1.275 with a FIP of 4.17 as a staff for the year. They have a ranking of 12th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 867. The Los Angeles pitching staff have conceded 490 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 4.51 (464 earned runs allowed). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 8.70 (891 strikeouts vs 314 free passes). They have relinquished 117 homers and they allow 4.76 runs per 9 innings (19th in MLB).
Los Angeles relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 27.0% out of their 148 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 112 times in high leverage situations and on 99 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 97 save situations, the Dodgers have earned 60 holds in addition to 12 blown saves. They are ranked 8th in MLB with a save rate of 67.6%, and they have dispatched 375 relievers onto the diamond on the year. Los Angeles has called on relief pitchers to enter the game in 37 save chances and they have walked away with 25 saves.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have gotten 88 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .987 (12th in the majors). The Dodgers have recorded 896 assists, 49 errors and have 2,780 putouts over the course of the season. Out of their 8,340 innings on the diamond, the Dodgers have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 69.3% (13th in baseball).
Gonsolin (31-10 career record) has a 2.91 earned run average and has conceded 6.1 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.70 and he has faced 1,421 batters in his career. He has given up a total of 115 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.022 and a FIP of 3.8. In his career, Gonsolin has given up 239 base hits while he has accumulated 335 punch outs in 355 innings pitched.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Oakland
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