San Diego Padres vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 7/4/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Sunday, July 4, 2021
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Citizens Bank Park is the venue where Vince Velasquez and the Philadelphia Phillies (37-41, 4th in NL East) will take on the San Diego Padres (49-34, 3rd in NL West) on Sunday.
As a unit, the San Diego Padres are knocking in 4.6 runs/g, which has them sitting at 12th in the league. They have tallied 381 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .324. The Padres have accrued 119 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 100 balls out of the park. They have 361 RBI's and 653 base knocks on the campaign, and their team batting average sits at .240. San Diego owns a slugging percentage of .402 and have struck out 691 times, while drawing a walk on 322 occasions.
The Padres have compiled a team ERA of 3.26 this year (3rd in baseball), and the staff has rung up 824 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 258 opposing players and their FIP is 3.75 as a unit this season. Their K/BB ratio is 3.19 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.17. Padres pitchers have allowed 90 home runs in addition to 302 runs (6th in MLB).
Padres pitchers have entered the game with runners on 51 times as well as having 81 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have accumulated 54 holds so far this year (4th in the league). The Padres bullpen have earned a save percentage of 65.9% and has stepped onto the mound in 100 save situations. They have earned 29 saves so far this season and have blown 15 of 44 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 70 base runners for the year with 24.3% of those players ended up scoring. The Padres have sent 307 relievers to the mound this season.
The Padres have turned 70.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of 6,633 innings on the field, which has them ranked 10th in professional baseball. The San Diego Padres have amassed 2,211 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 704 assists and 50 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .983 which has them ranked 18th in MLB, and they have turned 574 double plays.
Snell has pitched in 622 innings and is sitting with 738 strikeouts so far in his career. Snell (45-33 career win-loss record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.59 and he has faced 2,594 opposing batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.46 (239 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.271. He has given up 519 base hits (7.5 hits per nine innings) and has 272 free passes.
Philadelphia has hit 82 home runs on the campaign and 320 runs batted in. They have tallied 120 doubles, while taking a walk 258 times as well as racking up 333 runs. The Philadelphia Phillies have compiled a team on-base percentage of .313 in addition to a batting average of .238 on the campaign. The Phillies have a team SLG% of .387 and they have an average of 4.27 runs per contest (17th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 746 occasions (10th in MLB) and have a total of 614 hits.
The Philadelphia pitching staff have given up 357 runs on the campaign while having a team ERA of 4.27 (323 earned runs allowed). They have allowed 98 home runs and they allow 4.72 runs per 9 innings (19th in MLB). The Phillies have a team WHIP of 1.289 in addition to having a FIP of 4.11 as a staff on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.05 (727 strikeouts vs 238 walks). They rank 17th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 639.
Philadelphia relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 42.3% out of their 104 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 94 times in high leverage situations and also on 69 occasions with base runners. With 72 save situations, the Phillies have amassed 31 holds in addition to 21 blown saves. They are ranked 29th in MLB holding a save rate of 46.2%, and they have dispatched 243 relievers to the mound on the season. Philadelphia has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 39 save opportunities and they have walked away with 18 saves.
In 6,126 innings on the field, the Phillies hold a defensive efficiency of 68.1% (25th in baseball). The Philadelphia Phillies have turned 71 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .982 (22nd in baseball). The Phillies have recorded 678 assists, 49 errors and have a total of 2,042 putouts for the year.
Velasquez (31-37 record in his career) has a 4.67 ERA while giving up 8.6 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.72 and he has faced 2,668 hitters in his pro baseball career. He has surrendered a total of 322 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.366 and a FIP of 4.4. During his career, Velasquez has given up 596 base knocks while he has tallied 686 K's in 620 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Diego
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