12 June, 2023
The Boston Red Sox (32-33) will attempt to defeat the Colorado Rockies (26-40) on Monday at Fenway Park. The probable starting pitchers are James Paxton and Connor Seabold.
The Colorado Rockies are averaging 4.4 runs per game as a team, which ranks them 17th in the league. They have driven in 293 runs and have a.318 OBP. The Rockies have collectively hit 52 balls outside of Coors Field and logged 144 doubles. Their batting average is.258 and they have 578 hits and 283 runs batted in for the season. With a slugging percentage of.401, Colorado has been called out on strikes 573 times while walking 187 times.
The Rockies have faced 488 batters this season and have a collective ERA of 5.24, which ranks them 29th in baseball. The Rockies’ pitchers have allowed 363 runs overall and 86 long balls, which ranks 29th in the league. Their team FIP for the year is 4.96 and they have walked 251 opposing hitters. Colorado has surrendered 334 earned runs and 612 hits (9.6 per 9 innings). Their pitching staff has a WHIP of 1.51 and a K/BB ratio of 1.94.
Rockies bullpen pitchers have faced the batter 60 times with runners in scoring position and 41 times in high-leverage situations. The relievers pitchers now rank 29th in MLB with 17 holds. The Rockies’ relief pitchers have appeared on the mound in 40 save opportunities and have a 61.9% save percentage. They have made 13 saves so far this year and missed 8 of their 21 chances to make saves. This season, the relief pitchers have inherited 105 base runners, and 28.6% of them have resulted in runs. This season, the Rockies have sent 210 relievers to the mound.
In their 5,163 innings of play, the Rockies have converted 67.6% of balls in play into outs, ranking them 27th in baseball. The Colorado Rockies have recorded 625 assists, 34 errors, and a total of 1,721 putouts so far. They are now ranked 17th in the majors in terms of fielding percentage (.986) and have generated 64 double plays.
With 326 opposition hitters faced during his time in the major leagues, Seabold (1-6 lifetime win-loss record) had a 5.66 FIP. With 27 free passes, he has given up 88 base hits (11.5 hits per nine innings). He has a WHIP of 1.667 and an earned run average of 6.78 (52 earned runs allowed). So far in his career, Seabold has pitched 69 innings and struck out 55 batters.
This season, the Boston Red Sox have a club batting average of.259 and an on-base percentage of.332. They have 519 times they have been rung up (25th in the league) and 576 hits in total. Boston has hit 307 runs with its 307 runs batted in on the season. The Red Sox are sixth in the league in average runs scored per game with 4.92 and a team slugging percentage of.425. They have scored 320 runs, hit 145 two-baggers, walked 219 times, and struck out 319 times.
The Red Sox staff has a campaign WHIP of 1.326 and a FIP of 4.42. Their ratio of walks to strikeouts is 8.70 (551 walks to 191 bases on balls). With 565 total hits allowed, they rank 25th as a staff in the league. They have given up 84 long balls and 5.07 runs per 9 innings, which ranks 25th in the league. The Boston pitching rotation has surrendered 295 earned runs while allowing 321 runs overall for an ERA of 4.66.
The Red Sox now have 57 save opportunities, with 33 holds and 7 missed saves. In 24 save opportunities, Boston has used bullpen relievers to enter the game, and they have earned 17 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the mound 33 times with runners on base and 47 times in high leverage situations. Out of their 54 inherited runners, Boston’s relievers have an inherited scoring percentage of 35.2%. With a save percentage of 70.8%, they are now ranked sixth in baseball. This season, they have sent 198 bullpen pitchers to the mound.
The Boston Red Sox have 48 double plays under their belt and are 30th in the majors in fielding percentage with.980. This season, the Red Sox have accumulated 551 assists, 45 errors, and 1,710 putouts altogether. The Red Sox have collected a defensive efficiency of 68.1% over their 5,130 innings played, which ranks 22nd in baseball.
In 780 innings of work over his MLB career, Paxton has struck out 867 while giving up 707 base hits. He has a WHIP of 1.213, a FIP of 3.3, and has given up 312 earned runs. In his pro baseball career, he has faced 3,239 opposing batters and has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.61. Paxton has a 3.60 ERA and an 8.2 hit per nine inning average throughout the course of his career (59-34 win-loss record).
Pick: Go with Boston