Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Friday, May 26, 2023
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
The Los Angeles Dodgers (31-20) are hitting the road to Tropicana Field on Friday where they will take on the Tampa Bay Rays (36-15). The men taking the mound will be Noah Syndergaard and Cooper Criswell.
Los Angeles has a slugging percentage of .450 and have been rung up 457 times, while being walked on 220 occasions. They have 272 RBI’s as well as 403 hits so far this year, and their team batting average is at .236. The Dodgers have tallied 97 doubles as a squad and have hit 82 balls out of the stadium. They have earned a total of 279 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .326. As a team, the Los Angeles Dodgers are scoring 5.5 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 3rd in MLB.
Get all of our MLB Betting Picks
The Dodgers hold a team ERA of 4.25 so far this year (17th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 429 hitters. Dodgers pitchers have surrendered 58 home runs in addition to 223 runs in total (16th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 143 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.12 as a team on the campaign. Los Angeles has allowed 413 base knocks (8.3 per 9 innings) and 213 earned runs. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.00 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.24.
Dodgers pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 57 times in addition to having 45 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have notched 28 holds on the campaign (10th in the league). The Dodgers relievers have accumulated a save rate of 72.2% and has come into the game in 46 save situations. They have compiled 13 saves for the year and have blown 5 out of their 18 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 90 base runners for the year with 25.6% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Dodgers have sent 176 relievers to the hill so far this year.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have notched a total of 1,352 putouts on the year, in addition to 436 assists and 23 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .987 which puts them in 11th in baseball, and have 40 double plays. The Dodgers have converted 70.2% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 4,056 innings, which ranks them 10th in the majors.
Syndergaard has taken the ball for 894 innings and has accounted for 902 punch outs in his MLB career. Syndergaard (58-44 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.14 and he has faced 3,691 batters in the majors. His earned run average is 3.53 (351 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.183. He has conceded 855 base hits (8.6 hits per nine innings) with 203 walks.
The Tampa Bay Rays have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .346 as well as a team batting average of .271 on the year. They have been rung up on 425 occasions (18th in the league) and have earned 468 base hits. Tampa Bay has a total of 97 home runs this year as well as 292 runs batted in. The Rays have a team slugging % of .501 and they score 5.96 runs per contest (2nd in MLB). They have recorded 93 two-baggers, while taking a walk 173 times as well as notching 304 runs.
The Rays are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.196 with a FIP of 4.07 as a staff on the campaign. They are currently ranked 7th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 388. The Tampa Bay pitching staff have yielded 193 runs this year while having an ERA of 3.70 (186 earned runs surrendered). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 8.40 (422 strikeouts against 154 walks). They have allowed 52 dingers and they concede 3.83 runs per 9 innings (3rd in the league).
Tampa Bay bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 34.5% out of their 55 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 47 times in high leverage situations and on 36 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 48 save situations, the Rays have compiled 24 holds in addition to 10 blown saves. They rank 19th in baseball with a save percentage of 58.3%, and they have dispatched 163 relievers onto the field so far this season. Tampa Bay has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 24 save opportunities and they have converted 14 saves.
In 4,077 innings on the field, the Rays hold a defensive efficiency of 71.9% (1st in baseball). The Tampa Bay Rays have turned 42 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .991 (1st in professional baseball). The Rays have recorded 490 assists, 16 errors and have a tally of 1,359 putouts for the year.
Criswell (0-2 record in his career) is the owner of a 7.88 ERA and has given up 12.9 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 4.25 and he has gone up against 77 opposing hitters in his pro baseball career. He has allowed 14 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.688 and having a FIP of 4.9. During his MLB career, Criswell has conceded 23 base knocks while he has totaled 17 K’s in 16 innings.
Who will win tonight’s MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn’s Pick: Take Tampa Bay
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here