St. Louis Cardinals vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 5/15/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs San Diego Padres
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Adam Wainwright and the St. Louis Cardinals (23-15, 1st in NL Central) go to Petco Park on Saturday where they'll meet the San Diego Padres (21-17, 2nd in NL West).
The Cardinals have tallied 52 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 47 balls out of the stadium. St. Louis has a slugging rate of .395 and have struck out 323 times, while drawing a walk on 115 occasions. As a squad, the St. Louis Cardinals are knocking in 4.5 runs per outing, which has them at 12th in MLB. They have 158 runs batted in in addition to 286 base knocks this year, while their team batting average sits at .231. They have 170 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .303.
The Cardinals have compiled a team ERA of 3.61 for the year (10th in MLB), and they have struck out 313 hitters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.98 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.26. Cardinals pitchers have yielded 25 home runs and also 143 runs in total (9th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 158 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.82 as a squad for the year.
Cardinals pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 34 times and also have had 29 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 20 holds on the campaign (13th in the league). The Cardinals relief pitchers have a save rate of 86.7% and has come into the game in 36 save situations. They have accumulated 13 saves over the course of the season and have blown 2 of 15 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 61 base runners on the year with 36.1% of those runners crossed home plate. The Cardinals have sent 123 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season.
The Cardinals have converted 72.2% of balls hit into play into outs in their 3,006 innings, ranking them 4th in the majors. The St. Louis Cardinals have earned 1,002 putouts for the season, in addition to 314 assists and 21 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which ranks 12th in baseball, and they have turned 254 double plays.
Wainwright has taken the mound for 2,212 innings and has earned 1,872 strikeouts thus far in his career. Wainwright (169-101 career mark) has earned a FIP of 3.42 while facing 9,180 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.39 (833 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.225. He has conceded 2,106 base knocks (8.6 hits per 9 innings) and has had 603 walks.
The San Diego Padres hold a team OBP of .315 in addition to a team batting average of .233 so far this year. They have been rung up on 311 occasions (22nd in the league) and have a total of 293 base knocks. San Diego has a total of 36 home runs on the year to go along with 145 RBIs. The Padres hold a slugging % of .362 and they score 4.05 runs per game (21st in baseball). They have 45 two-baggers, while getting a free base 144 times and putting up 154 runs.
The San Diego pitching staff have given up 127 runs this season and come in with a team ERA of 2.82 (106 earned runs yielded). They have conceded 39 dingers and they allow 3.38 runs per 9 innings (1st in baseball). The Padres have a team WHIP of 1.121 and have a FIP of 3.50 as a unit so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.34 (398 strikeouts vs 119 walks). They come in at 8th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 260.
With 44 save situations, the Padres have 23 holds in addition to 6 blown saves. San Diego has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 20 save chances and they have earned 14 saves. Their relievers have taken the field 40 times in high leverage situations in addition to 24 occasions with runners on. San Diego relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 23.7% out of their 38 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 10th in the league with a save rate of 70.0%, and they have dispatched 150 bullpen pitchers onto the field on the year.
The San Diego Padres have turned 32 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .978 (28th in MLB). The Padres have recorded 330 assists, 30 errors and have accumulated 1,016 putouts on the season. In 3,048 innings on the field, the Padres have earned a efficiency on defense of 70.6% (12th in professional baseball).
During his pro baseball career, Paddack has given up 196 base hits while he has accumulated 237 punch outs in 226 innings pitched. He has allowed 97 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.093 and having a FIP of 4.1. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.65 and he has faced 930 opposing batters during his career. Paddack (14-15 career mark) has a 3.86 ERA and has given up 7.8 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take St. Louis
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