Cincinnati Reds vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 5/26/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Washington Nationals
Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Jeff Hoffman and the Cincinnati Reds (20-25, 4th in NL Central) head to Nationals Park on Wednesday where they'll meet the Washington Nationals (20-23, 5th in NL East).
The Reds have accounted for 73 doubles as a team and have hit 67 baseballs out of the park. Cincinnati has a slugging rate of .432 and have struck out 404 times, while being walked on 150 occasions. As a squad, the Cincinnati Reds are recording 5.1 runs per game, which ranks them 4th in MLB. They have earned 217 runs batted in and 383 base knocks on the season, and their batting average comes in at .249. They have notched a total of 230 runs while holding a team OBP of .325.
Reds pitchers have conceded 60 home runs in addition to 253 total runs (29th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 196 opposing players and their FIP is 4.47 as a team on the year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.28 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.40. The Reds have a team earned run average of 5.15 on the year (29th in MLB), and they have rung up 447 batters.
The Reds relievers have recorded a save percentage of 50.0% and has entered the game in 25 save situations. The relievers have inherited 77 base runners on the year with 44.2% of those players earned a run for their team. Reds bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 54 times as well as having 43 appearances in high leverage situations. The Reds have dispatched 165 relievers to the mound this year. The relief pitchers have accumulated 11 holds on the campaign (29th in MLB). They have compiled 7 saves over the course of the season and have blown 7 of their 14 chances to save the game.
The Cincinnati Reds have accounted for 1,212 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 397 assists and 31 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .981 which has them sitting 26th in baseball, and they have twisted 279 double plays. The Reds have converted 68.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of 3,636 innings, which has them sitting at 20th in pro baseball.
Hoffman has pitched in 270 innings and has accounted for 236 K's thus far in his career. His ERA is 6.09 (183 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.598. He has surrendered 303 base knocks (10.1 hits per nine innings) and has 129 free passes. Hoffman (13-19 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 5.40 while facing 1,227 hitters during his time in the majors.
The Washington Nationals have accounted for a team OBP of .326 and a team batting average of .258 so far this season. They have been rung up on 363 occasions (28th in MLB) and have tallied 374 base hits. Washington has accumulated 46 home runs so far this year as well as 170 runs batted in. The Nationals have a team SLG% of .405 and they tally 4.09 runs per outing (22nd in MLB). They have 68 doubles, while walking 126 times as well as scoring 176 runs.
The Nationals have a team WHIP of 1.267 with a FIP of 4.63 as a team over the course of the season. They have a ranking of 4th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 323. The Washington pitching staff have given up 188 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 4.14 (172 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio is 2.45 (370 strikeouts against 151 free passes). They have given up 61 dingers and they surrender 4.52 runs per 9 innings (17th in the league).
Washington relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 25.0% out of their 44 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 34 times in high leverage situations and also on 29 occasions with base runners. With 30 save situations, the Nationals have earned 19 holds and also 3 blown saves. They rank 7th in MLB with a save rate of 70.0%, and they have sent 146 relievers onto the diamond this year. Washington has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 10 save opportunities and they have recorded 7 saves.
The Washington Nationals have turned 39 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (7th in professional baseball). The Nationals have racked up 379 assists, 22 errors and have a tally of 1,123 putouts so far this year. Out of their 3,369 innings on the diamond, the Nationals have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 71.7% (6th in professional baseball).
During his pro baseball career, Ross has allowed 391 hits while he has totaled 330 punch outs in 374 frames. Ross (23-23 career mark) holds a 4.44 ERA while conceding 9.4 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 185 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.377 and having a FIP of 4.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.64 and he has gone up against 1,623 opposing batters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Washington
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