San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 4/25/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Dustin May and the Los Angeles Dodgers (14-5, 1st in NL West) host the San Diego Padres (11-10, 3rd in NL West) at Dodger Stadium on Sunday.
As a unit, the San Diego Padres are putting up 3.6 runs per outing, which ranks them 27th in the league. They have 75 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .323. The Padres have accounted for 27 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 18 balls out of the park. They have amassed 70 RBI's and 160 hits this year, and their average at the plate is at .231. San Diego has a slugging percentage of .354 and have been called out on strikes 173 times, while drawing a walk on 88 occasions.
The Padres hold a team earned run average of 2.54 on the campaign (1st in the league), and their staff has struck out 238 hitters. Their K/BB ratio is 4.25 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.03. Padres pitchers have surrendered 25 home runs and also 71 runs in total (7th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 56 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.37 as a unit on the campaign.
The Padres have dispatched 83 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 24 base runners so far this year and 16.7% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have earned 9 saves for the year and have missed out on 5 out of their 14 save chances. The Padres relief pitchers have a save percentage of 64.3% and stepped onto the hill in 28 save situations. The relief pitchers have 13 holds so far this year (6th in MLB). Padres relief pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 16 times and also have had 23 appearances in high leverage situations.
The San Diego Padres have a tally of 573 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 165 assists and 18 errors. Their fielding rate is at .976 which ranks 27th in professional baseball, and have earned 155 double plays. The Padres have transformed 71.5% of balls hit into play into outs out of 1,719 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 8th in professional baseball.
Musgrove (31-40 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 3.82 while he has faced 2,181 batters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 501 base knocks (8.6 hits per nine innings) and has 125 free passes. His earned run average is 4.17 (242 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.198. Musgrove has pitched in 522 innings and has earned 502 punch outs thus far in his career.
The Dodgers have a team slugging percentage of .432 and they average 5.05 runs per outing (5th in the league). They have 37 doubles, while taking a walk 85 times as well as racking up 96 runs. Los Angeles has a total of 25 long balls on the season and 90 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 173 occasions (10th in the league) and have a total of 157 base hits. The Los Angeles Dodgers have tallied an on-base percentage of .342 in addition to a team batting average of .245 this year.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have allowed 59 runs for the year while having an ERA of 2.68 (51 earned runs surrendered). They have surrendered 17 dingers and they yield 3.10 runs per 9 innings (2nd in the league). The Dodgers have a WHIP of 1.029 in addition to having a FIP of 3.11 as a squad on the campaign. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.04 (186 strikeouts against 46 bases on balls). They sit at 6th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 130.
Los Angeles has called on relief pitchers to step onto the mound in 12 save opportunities and they have earned 8 saves. They are ranked 13th in the league with a save rate of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 56 bullpen pitchers onto the field over the course of the season. Their relievers have come in 33 times in high leverage situations and also on 18 occasions with runners on. Los Angeles relievers have an inherited score percentage of 13.6% out of 22 inherited runners. Sitting with 30 save situations, the Dodgers have earned 17 holds in addition to 4 blown saves.
In 1,542 innings on the diamond, the Dodgers have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 72.3% (6th in the majors). The Los Angeles Dodgers have turned 9 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .984 (12th in pro baseball). The Dodgers have racked up 161 assists, 11 errors and have 514 putouts so far this season.
May (6-5 career record) holds a 2.97 ERA and has surrendered 7.7 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.92 and he has faced 430 batters in his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 35 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.094 and a FIP of 3.8. Thus far in his career, May has allowed 91 base knocks while he has tallied 98 K's in 106 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Diego
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