Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals 7-23-22

Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals 7/23/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals 7/23/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Tampa Bay Rays (52-41) will battle division rival Kansas City Royals (36-57) in Game 2 of 3 of the AL Interdivision at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at 7:10 PM ET.

 

Tampa Bay is in 2nd place at 52-41 in the American League East Division with a .559 team percentage and 12 contests behind first place after gaining a total of 395 runs while losing 362 for a +33 run difference throughout the year.

 

The Rays look for a back-to-back win after a 7-3 victory in the series opener facing Kansas City on Friday. Catcher Francisco Mejia nailed two runs on two hits with two RBIs while pitcher Drew Rasmussen finished 5.0 frames after giving away 7 hits, one earned run, and one walk but struck out 4 hitters of the Royals in the win.

 

2B Isaac Paredes hit 13 long balls with 28 RBIs and a .226 batting average in leading the offense for Tampa Bay this year while LF Randy Arozarena contributed a team-high 43 RBIs with 12 home runs and batting .254 for the Rays.

 

3B Yandy Diaz averages .294 at the plate with a team-leading OBP at .407 and a slugging percentage of .390. Tampa Bay will be sending right-hander Luis Patino (0-1, 6.75 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 0 K) to the pitcher’s mound to start the 2nd installment of a series versus Kansas City on Saturday.

 

The righty thrower finished 4.0 frames with 5 hits, 1 free base, and 2 long balls allowed in his pro baseball career this season.

 

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Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals Predictions 7/23/2022

 

The Kansas City Royals will try to bounce back after losing the first installment of a series at 3-7 on Friday.

 

Kansas City dropped to 5th place at 36-57 in the American League Central Division with a team percentage of .387 and 13.5 matches behind first place after collecting 362 runs but yielding 476 for a run difference of -114 over the course of the campaign.

 

Catcher MJ Melendez and 3B Nicky Lopez scored one run on a double in leading the offense for the Royals while SP Brad Keller allowed 4 hits, 4 earned runs and 5 bases on balls with a strikeout after pitching for 4.0 frames against Tampa Bay.  

 

Kansas’ SS Bobby Witt Jr. augmented the Royals’ offense with 13 homers, 47 runs batted in, and a .254 BA  while LF Andrew Benintendi led the batting squad with a team-high .317 batting average, on-base percentage of .386, and slugging .401 for the Kansas City Royals.

 

Right-handed Pitcher Brady Singer (4-3, 4.02 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 69 Ks) will be heading to the hill to start for the Royals in game 2 of a series facing the Rays on Saturday. Brady gave up a total of 71 hits, 11 long balls, and 18 walks after pitching for 71.2 innings in MLB this year.     

 

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Kansas City Royals. The MLB Pick for this contest is Tampa Bay. The Rays will dominate this game on the road against the struggling team the Royals on Saturday.

 

Tampa Bay is 21-23 away from their home field but Kansas City is worse after losing 28 of their last 47 outings in Kauffman Stadium this season. Prediction: The Tampa Bay Rays will win 7-4.

 

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Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals 7/23/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:10 PM ET

 

Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri

 

Date: Saturday, July 23, 2022          

                                                                               

TV: BSUN

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay Rays -120     

                      

MLB Totals: 9

 

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