Washington Nationals vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 5/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Chase Field is the site where Madison Bumgarner and the Arizona Diamondbacks (17-21, 4th in NL West) will play the Washington Nationals (14-19, 5th in NL East) on Sunday.
Washington has a slugging % of .381 and have been called out on strikes 283 times, while taking a walk on 93 occasions. They have compiled 114 runs batted in in addition to 266 hits this season, while their batting average is at .245. The Nationals have hit 45 doubles as a squad and have smacked 33 balls out of the park. They have 118 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .313. As a team, the Washington Nationals are putting up 3.6 runs/g, which puts them at 28th in the league.
Nationals pitchers have surrendered 47 home runs and also 138 runs in total (8th in MLB). They have walked 124 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.71 as a squad so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.26 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.23. The Nationals have an ERA of 3.90 so far this season (15th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 280 batters.
The Nationals relief pitchers have a save percentage of 50.0% and stepped onto the hill in 17 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 32 runners for the year with 28.1% of those players ended up scoring. Nationals bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 20 times in addition to having 28 appearances in high leverage situations. The Nationals have dispatched 110 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year. The relief pitchers have 11 holds for the year (27th in the league). They have 3 saves this year and have blown 3 out of their 6 save opportunities.
The Washington Nationals have accumulated 865 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 289 assists and 18 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .985 which ranks 10th in pro baseball, and have a total of 239 double plays. The Nationals have transformed 73.8% of baseballs in play into outs in their 2,595 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 1st in the majors.
Fedde has taken the hill for 226 frames and is sitting with 162 punch outs during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 5.13 (129 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.489. He has surrendered 236 base hits (9.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 101 walks. Fedde (10-15 mark in his career) has a FIP of 5.42 and he has gone up against 991 batters in the major leagues.
Arizona has tallied 44 home runs on the campaign as well as 167 RBIs. They have recorded 62 doubles, while getting a free base 141 times and scoring 181 runs. The Arizona Diamondbacks are sitting with an OBP of .319 in addition to a batting average of .238 on the campaign. The Diamondbacks hold a slugging percentage of .405 and they are scoring 4.76 runs per game (7th in the league). They have struck out on 336 occasions (12th in baseball) and have 309 hits.
The Diamondbacks are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.355 and have a FIP of 4.35 as a team on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.59 (311 strikeouts against 120 free passes). They are sitting at 27th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 330. They have surrendered 49 home runs and they yield 5.15 runs per 9 innings (23rd in baseball). The Arizona pitching staff have conceded 190 runs on the campaign while having a team ERA of 4.58 (169 earned runs conceded).
Arizona has called on relief pitchers to enter the game in 13 save chances and they have earned 5 saves. They are ranked 30th in MLB with a save rate of 38.5%, and they have dispatched 130 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 34 times in high leverage situations and also on 32 occasions with base runners. Arizona relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 31.6% of 38 inherited runners. Sitting with 30 save situations, the Diamondbacks have earned 17 holds and 8 blown saves.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have turned 22 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .982 (19th in MLB). The Diamondbacks have accrued 339 assists, 24 errors and have earned 998 putouts so far this season. Out of their 2,994 innings on the field, the Diamondbacks have earned a efficiency on defense of 68.8% (23rd in the majors).
Bumgarner (124-98 career mark) has earned a 3.22 ERA and has given up 7.9 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.15 and he has faced 7,875 hitters during his career. He has conceded 692 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.115 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. So far in his career, Bumgarner has given up 1,703 base hits and he has 1,873 strikeouts in 1,931 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington
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