Seattle Mariners vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 5/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs San Diego Padres
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Justus Sheffield and the Seattle Mariners (21-23, 3rd in AL West) travel to Petco Park on Saturday where they'll meet the San Diego Padres (27-17, 2nd in NL West).
As a team, the Seattle Mariners are putting up 3.9 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 26th in MLB. They have 167 runs while having a team OBP of .280. The Mariners have accounted for 63 doubles as a unit and have knocked 50 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accumulated 162 RBI's and 268 base knocks so far this season, while their team batting average is at .199. Seattle owns a slugging percentage of .362 and have been called out on strikes 400 times, while being walked on 141 occasions.
Mariners pitchers have yielded 49 home runs in addition to 191 total runs (21st in MLB). They have walked 134 opposing players and their FIP is 4.31 as a team over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.47 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.26. The Mariners hold a team ERA of 4.21 this year (18th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 331 hitters.
The Mariners have sent 138 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 63 base runners this year with 28.6% of those players crossed the plate. They have tallied 12 saves so far this season and have blown 8 of 20 save chances. The Mariners relief pitchers have a save rate of 60.0% and stepped onto the hill in 46 save situations. The relievers have 26 holds on the year (8th in MLB). Mariners bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 43 times as well as having 50 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Seattle Mariners have earned a total of 1,118 putouts on the year, in addition to 396 assists and 25 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .984 which puts them in 14th in MLB, and they have turned 309 double plays. The Mariners have transformed 71.0% of balls in play into outs out of their 3,354 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 9th in baseball.
Sheffield (7-7 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.15 while he has faced 589 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. He has allowed 144 base hits (9.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 54 walks. His ERA is 4.53 (67 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.489. Sheffield has taken the hill for 133 innings and is sitting with 116 strikeouts so far in his career.
The San Diego Padres have compiled a team OBP of .326 as well as a batting average of .239 so far this year. They have been called out on strikes on 340 occasions (24th in baseball) and have notched a total of 338 base knocks. San Diego has hit 40 HRs so far this year to go along with 174 RBIs. The Padres have a team slugging percentage of .371 and they are scoring 4.33 runs per game (16th in the league). They have hit 55 two-baggers, while walking 174 times as well as scoring 186 runs.
The Padres hold a team WHIP of 1.109 in addition to having a FIP of 3.56 as a squad on the year. They rank 6th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 294. The San Diego pitching staff have surrendered 138 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 2.74 (117 earned runs surrendered). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.39 (448 strikeouts vs 132 walks). They have relinquished 45 homers and they surrender 3.23 runs per 9 innings (1st in the league).
San Diego has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 22 save opportunities and they have tallied 16 saves. They rank 8th in the league holding a save rate of 72.7%, and they have dispatched 167 relievers to the hill this season. Their relievers have come in 46 times in high leverage situations and on 26 occasions with runners on. San Diego bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 23.1% of 39 inherited base runners. With 51 save situations, the Padres have tallied 28 holds in addition to 6 blown saves.
In 3,462 innings on the diamond, the Padres have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 71.0% (10th in baseball). The San Diego Padres have turned 37 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .979 (28th in pro baseball). The Padres have racked up 364 assists, 32 errors and have earned a total of 1,154 putouts on the campaign.
In his MLB career, Weathers has surrendered 13 base hits while he has earned 20 strikeouts in 26 innings. Weathers (2-1 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 1.37 ERA and has surrendered 4.4 hits per nine innings. He has conceded 4 ER's while holding a WHIP of 0.759 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.5. His K/BB ratio is 2.86 and he has faced 97 opposing batters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Diego
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