Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 5/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Diego Padres
Date: Monday, May 3, 2021
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Tyler Anderson and the Pittsburgh Pirates (12-12, 3rd in NL Central) travel to Petco Park on Monday where they'll take on the San Diego Padres (14-12, 3rd in NL West).
The Pirates have accrued 41 doubles as a unit and have hit 20 baseballs out of the stadium. Pittsburgh has a slugging rate of .365 and have been called out on strikes 213 times, while drawing a walk on 81 occasions. As a team, the Pittsburgh Pirates are putting up 3.9 runs per outing, which puts them at 23rd in baseball. They have accrued 92 RBI's in addition to 182 base knocks over the course of the season, while their average at the plate comes in at .230. They have 94 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .309.
Pirates pitchers have surrendered 27 long balls in addition to 106 runs in total (17th in baseball). They have walked 83 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.10 as a team this year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.57 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.26. The Pirates have an ERA of 4.35 this year (20th in the league), and their staff has struck out 213 hitters.
Pirates pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 19 times as well as having 19 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have notched 14 holds for the season (12th in baseball). The Pirates relief pitchers have a save rate of 80.0% and has come into the game in 21 save situations. They have recorded 4 saves on the season and have blown 1 of their 5 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 31 runners on the year with 19.4% of those players earned a run for their team. The Pirates have dispatched 87 relievers to the hill so far this year.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have earned 615 putouts this season, in addition to 213 assists and 13 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .985 which is 13th in pro baseball, and they have turned 175 double plays. The Pirates have converted 70.4% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 1,845 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 16th in professional baseball.
Anderson has taken the hill for 483 innings and has totaled 434 K's so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.58 (246 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.334. He has given up 488 base knocks (9.1 hits per nine innings) and has had 157 walks. Anderson (24-29 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.40 and he has gone up against 2,053 opposing hitters in the majors.
The Padres hold a team slugging % of .368 and they score 4.08 runs per game (19th in MLB). They have recorded 31 doubles, while walking 106 times as well as earning 106 runs. San Diego has hit 26 HRs so far this year to go along with 99 runs batted in. They have struck out on 225 occasions (15th in baseball) and are sitting with 206 base knocks. The San Diego Padres have earned a team OBP of .323 in addition to a batting average of .236 on the campaign.
The Padres hold a team WHIP of 1.081 and have a FIP of 3.42 as a squad on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio sits at 3.89 (288 strikeouts against 74 free passes). They come in at 13th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 181. They have conceded 29 dingers and they allow 3.51 runs per 9 innings (3rd in baseball). The San Diego pitching staff have allowed 92 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 2.90 (76 earned runs given up).
San Diego has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 16 save chances and they have earned 10 saves. They sit at 16th in the league with a save percentage of 62.5%, and they have sent 105 bullpen pitchers to the mound this season. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 28 times in high leverage situations and on 20 occasions with base runners. San Diego bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 20.7% out of 29 inherited runners. Sitting with 32 save situations, the Padres have recorded 15 holds and also 6 blown saves.
Out of their 2,124 innings played, the Padres hold a defensive efficiency of 70.3% (17th in MLB). The San Diego Padres have turned 21 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .977 (28th in MLB). The Padres have 209 assists, 22 errors and have earned a total of 708 putouts on the campaign.
So far in his MLB career, Paddack has surrendered 192 hits while he has tallied 233 punch outs in 223 innings pitched. Paddack (14-15 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 3.91 earned run average while giving up 7.7 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 97 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.085 and a FIP of 4.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.66 and he has gone up against 917 opposing hitters in his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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