Seattle Mariners vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 5/23/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs San Diego Padres
Date: Sunday, May 23, 2021
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Petco Park is the site where Yu Darvish and the San Diego Padres (27-17, 2nd in NL West) will take on the Seattle Mariners (21-23, 3rd in AL West) on Sunday.
As a unit, the Seattle Mariners are scoring 3.8 runs per outing, which has them at 26th in the league. They have a total of 169 runs and have an on-base percentage of .279. The Mariners have tallied 64 doubles as a team and have smacked 51 baseballs out of the park. They have compiled 164 runs batted in and 273 hits so far this year, and their batting average comes in at .198. Seattle is slugging .360 and have been called out on strikes 413 times, while drawing a walk on 143 occasions.
Mariners pitchers have surrendered 49 home runs and 197 total runs (18th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 137 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.29 as a squad so far this year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.47 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.26. The Mariners are sitting with a team ERA of 4.25 this year (18th in MLB), and they have struck out 338 hitters.
The Mariners relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 60.0% and has entered the game in 46 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 65 runners so far this year and 27.7% of them crossed home plate. Mariners relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 44 times as well as having 51 appearances in high leverage situations. The Mariners have sent 143 relief pitchers to the hill this season. The relief pitchers have racked up 26 holds for the year (8th in baseball). They have recorded 12 saves on the campaign and have blown 8 out of their 20 save opportunities.
The Seattle Mariners have earned a total of 1,145 putouts for the season, in addition to 405 assists and 25 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .984 which is 13th in MLB, and have 317 double plays. The Mariners have turned 70.8% of balls hit into play into outs in their 3,435 innings, which has them sitting 11th in the majors.
Kikuchi has taken the ball for 258 frames and has 216 strikeouts thus far in his career. His ERA is 5.18 (149 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.396. He has given up 274 hits (9.5 hits per nine innings) with 87 walks. Kikuchi (9-18 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 5.03 while he has faced 1,116 batters in the major leagues.
The San Diego Padres are sitting with an OBP of .324 and a batting average of .238 so far this season. They have been called out on strikes on 348 occasions (25th in the league) and have 344 base hits. San Diego has recorded 42 HRs for the year and 177 runs batted in. The Padres have a team slugging percentage of .373 and they have an average of 4.30 runs per contest (16th in the league). They have recorded 58 two-baggers, while walking 176 times as well as racking up 189 runs.
The Padres have a team WHIP of 1.089 and have a FIP of 3.48 as a team this season. They rank 4th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 296. The San Diego pitching staff have given up 138 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 2.68 (117 earned runs given up). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.50 (462 strikeouts against 132 free passes). They have relinquished 45 home runs and they give up 3.16 runs per 9 innings (1st in baseball).
San Diego has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 23 save opportunities and they have tallied 17 saves. They sit at 7th in MLB with a save percentage of 73.9%, and they have dispatched 169 bullpen pitchers to the mound this year. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 46 times in high leverage situations and also on 26 occasions with runners on. San Diego relievers have an inherited score rate of 23.1% of 39 inherited base runners. With 53 save situations, the Padres have earned 29 holds and also 6 blown saves.
In 3,543 innings played, the Padres have earned a defensive efficiency of 71.3% (9th in MLB). The San Diego Padres have twisted 37 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .980 (27th in pro baseball). The Padres have accrued 371 assists, 32 errors and have accounted for 1,181 putouts this year.
Thus far in his career, Darvish has allowed 944 hits and he has 1,461 K's in 1,181 frames. Darvish (75-57 career win-loss mark) has a 3.39 earned run average while giving up 7.2 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 445 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.147 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.55 and he has faced 4,866 batters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Seattle
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