Boston Red Sox vs Texas Rangers 5-14-22

Boston Red Sox vs Texas Rangers 5/14/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Boston Red Sox vs Texas Rangers 5/14/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Boston Red Sox (12-20) will be knocking balls over the fence against the Texas Rangers (13-18) in Game 2 of the AL Inter-Division three-game installment battle at Globe Life Field in Arlington on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 7:05 PM ET.

 

Boston comes into this match-up with Texas after winning the series opener at 7-1 on Friday. The Red Sox split their recent quick two-game set versus the Braves on May 10 & 11.

 

Boston took 5th place at 12-20 in the American League East Division with a .375 team percentage and 12 games behind first-place after accumulating 114 runs but conceded 128 for a -14 run difference on the season.

 

DH J.D. Martinez gave spark to the Red Sox offense after gaining 2 runs on 2 hits with a walk while Boston starter Nick Pivetta lasted for 7.0 innings after giving away 3 hits, one earned run, and a walk while fanning 4 batters of the Rangers.    

 

The Red Sox pitching staff marked a team ERA of 3.78 ranked 18th in MLB with a 3.99 team FIP on the year. The staff posted a collective WHIP of 1.21 and conceded 127 runs ranked 12th in baseball while driving 34 long balls.

 

They struck out 281 batters and awarded 103 free bases that earning them a K/BB ratio of 2.73 over the course of the tour. Boston management will appoint left-handed Rich Hill to start against the Texas Rangers on Saturday night.

 

The southpaw thrower recorded a 0-1 mark while posting 2.86 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 17 strikeouts. He conceded 17 hits, 2 home runs, and 7 bases on balls in his career starts on the season.

 

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Boston Red Sox vs Texas Rangers Predictions 5/14/2022

 

The Texas Rangers will try to win this game and split the first two installments of a series versus the Red Sox. The Rangers lost the series opener at 1-7 on Friday.

 

Texas dropped to 5th place at 13-18 in the American League West Division with a team percentage of .419 and 8 contests behind first place after collecting 121 runs while losing 132 for a run difference of -11 over the course of the campaign.

 

RF Kole Calhoun owned the solo run scored for the Rangers while making three hits in losing game 1. Texas starting pitcher Dane Dunning relinquished 6 hits, 5 earned runs, and 2 walks while striking out 6 hitters in 5.2 innings of work in the losing effort.   

 

The Rangers’ pitching staff relinquished 125 runs, 36 home runs, and 219 total hits ranked 2nd in pro baseball. They owned a team ERA of 3.84 after allowing 113 earned runs with a team WHIP of 1.253 and a FIP that sits at 4.35.

 

The Texas staff yielded 4.25 runs per 9 innings (16th in MLB) and holds a K/BB ratio of 2.32 after being rung up on 262 occasions but awarded 113 walks on the season.

 

Right-handed Pitcher Glenn Otto will be climbing up the hill to start for the Rangers versus the Red Sox on Saturday evening. The righty thrower is 1-0 with 3.14 ERA, a 0.98 WHIP, and 12 strikeouts while yielding 8 hits, 2 homers, and 6 walks through 14.1 innings.      

 

Boston Red Sox vs. Texas Rangers. The MLB Pick for this contest is Texas -110. Both teams placed last in each of their divisions but the Red Sox lost four of their last five versus the Rangers. Texas was victorious in four of their last five games played at their home field. Prediction: The Texas Rangers will win at 5-2.   

 

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MLB Starting Time: 7:05 PM ET

 

Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX

 

Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022

 

TV: Bally Sports Southwest, MLBN, ESPN+ 

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Texas Rangers -110          

            

MLB Totals: 8.5  

 

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