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    MJ Melendez and the Kansas City Royals will face Drew Rasmussen and the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday at 4:10 PM.

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    Game Info, Melendez Props for Royals vs Rays

    • Game Day: Saturday, August 20, 2022
    • Game Time: 4:10 PM ET
    • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Stadium: Tropicana Field
    Hits Home Runs RBI
    Over/Under 0.5 0.5 0.5
    Over Odds -155 +500 +240

    Melendez in 2022

    • Melendez is hitting .224 with 14 doubles, two triples, 14 home runs and 44 walks.
    • In baseball, Melendez ranks 78th in homers and 135th in RBI.
    • Melendez has a hit in 50 out of 89 games this year (56.2%), with more than one hit in 19 of them (21.3%).
    • Melendez has homered in 13 games this season (89 opportunities, 14.6%), leaving the ballpark in 3.9% of his trips to home plate.

    Last Five Games

    Opponent Date H/AB R HR RBI K BB SB
    Rays August 19 1-for-3 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Rays August 18 0-for-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Twins August 17 0-for-3 0 0 0 2 1 0
    Twins August 16 0-for-4 0 0 0 2 0 0
    Twins August 15 0-for-4 0 0 0 2 1 0

    Rays Pitching in 2022

    • Rasmussen gets the start for the Rays, his 21st of the season. He is 7-4 with a 2.80 ERA and 82 strikeouts in 99 2/3 innings pitched.
    • In 20 games this season, the 27-year-old has a 2.80 ERA and 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings, while allowing a batting average of .224 to his opponents.
    • The Rays pitching staff ranks 13th in MLB with a collective 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings.
    • Rays pitchers combine to rank 13th in baseball in home runs given up (125 total, 1.1 per game).

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