Boston Red Sox vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 10/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Washington Nationals
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Nationals Park is the site where Erick Fedde and the Washington Nationals (65-94, 5th in NL East) will take on the Boston Red Sox (89-70, 3rd in AL East) on Sunday.
As a squad, the Boston Red Sox are putting up 5.1 runs per game, which ranks them 4th in the league. They have tallied 813 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .328. The Red Sox have accumulated 328 two-baggers as a team and have hit 213 balls out of the stadium. They have compiled 767 RBI's and 1,407 base knocks on the year, and their team batting average is .261. Boston has a slugging % of .449 and have been called out on strikes 1,355 times, while drawing a walk on 495 occasions.
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Red Sox pitchers have surrendered 173 home runs and also 739 total runs (18th in baseball). They have walked 529 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.94 as a team on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.82 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.38. The Red Sox have an earned run average of 4.27 on the campaign (15th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 1,493 hitters.
Red Sox bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 174 times as well as having 187 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have notched 89 holds this season (9th in the league). The Red Sox relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 63.9% and has stepped onto the mound in 166 save situations. They have compiled 46 saves so far this year and have blown 26 out of their 72 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 269 runners for the season with 31.2% of them crossed the plate. The Red Sox have sent 547 relievers to the mound on the season.
The Boston Red Sox have accounted for 4,176 putouts for the season, as well as 1,394 assists and 108 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .981 which has them ranked 29th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 1,091 double plays. The Red Sox have transformed 65.8% of balls in play into outs out of 12,528 innings, which ranks them 30th in the majors.
Sale (114-74 career record) sits with a FIP of 2.93 while facing 6,713 batters in the major leagues. He has given up 1,353 hits (7.3 hits per 9 innings) and has had 383 free passes. His ERA is 3.02 (561 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.040. Sale has taken the ball for 1,670 innings and has racked up 2,052 K's in his MLB career.
The Washington Nationals have earned an on-base percentage of .337 as well as a batting average of .259 for the season. They have been rung up on 1,269 occasions (27th in baseball) and have accounted for 1,367 hits. Washington has tallied 179 HRs this year to go along with 676 runs batted in. The Nationals hold a team slugging percentage of .418 and they score 4.49 runs per contest (15th in the league). They have 264 two-baggers, while getting a free base 556 times and putting up 714 runs.
The Nationals are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.366 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.85 as a team on the campaign. They are sitting at 19th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 1,337. The Washington pitching staff have yielded 804 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.79 (728 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.48 (1,315 strikeouts against 531 free passes). They have relinquished 241 homers and they concede 5.29 runs per 9 innings (25th in MLB).
Sitting with 170 save situations, the Nationals have earned 96 holds and also 36 blown saves. Washington has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 72 save chances and they have walked away with 36 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 178 times in high leverage situations in addition to 145 occasions with runners on. Washington relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 38.0% out of their 216 inherited runners. They are ranked 28th in the league with a save percentage of 50.0%, and they have sent 555 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the campaign.
In their 12,306 innings on the field, the Nationals have a efficiency on defense of 69.4% (18th in baseball). The Washington Nationals have turned 113 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (23rd in MLB). The Nationals have racked up 1,340 assists, 94 errors and have amassed 4,103 putouts so far this season.
So far in his MLB career, Fedde has allowed 348 base hits while tallying 257 punch outs in 326 innings pitched. Fedde (15-20 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 5.18 ERA while allowing 9.6 hits per nine innings. He has conceded a total of 188 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.472 and a FIP of 5.2. His K/BB ratio is 1.93 and he has gone up against 1,433 opposing hitters in his pro baseball career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Washington
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