Arizona Diamondbacks vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 4/20/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Washington Nationals
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
The Washington Nationals (4-7) host the Arizona Diamondbacks (3-6) at Nationals Park on Wednesday.
The Diamondbacks have hit 10 doubles as a unit and have smacked 7 baseballs out of the park. Arizona has a slugging rate of .264 and have been rung up 91 times, while taking a walk on 46 occasions. As a squad, the Arizona Diamondbacks are scoring 2.3 runs per contest, which is 29th in MLB. They have compiled 20 runs batted in as well as 42 hits so far this season, and their team batting average is at .152. They have 21 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .284.
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The Diamondbacks have an earned run average of 3.83 so far this year (18th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 54 batters. They have walked 42 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 5.06 as a team this season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 1.29 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.40. Diamondbacks pitchers have given up 10 long balls and also 41 runs in total (15th in MLB).
Diamondbacks bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 10 times in addition to having 14 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have recorded 3 holds over the course of the season (20th in the league). The Diamondbacks relief pitchers have a save percentage of 50.0% and has come into the game in 5 save situations. They have accumulated 1 save for the season and have blown 1 of their 2 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 13 runners this year and 7.7% of those players ended up crossing the plate. The Diamondbacks have sent 39 relief pitchers to the hill on the season.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have earned a total of 240 putouts thus far, as well as 73 assists and 9 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .972 which ranks 30th in baseball, and they have turned 9 double plays. The Diamondbacks have converted 72.3% of balls hit into play into outs in their 720 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 8th in pro baseball.
Kelly has pitched in 382 frames and is sitting with 330 punch outs in his MLB career. His ERA is 4.17 (177 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.275. He has conceded 380 base knocks (9.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 107 free passes. Kelly (23-27 career record) has a FIP of 4.23 while facing 1,607 hitters in the majors.
The Washington Nationals have accumulated a team on-base percentage of .306 in addition to a team batting average of .231 on the season. They have struck out on 88 occasions (14th in the league) and have tallied 85 base hits. Washington has compiled 7 long balls this year as well as 43 runs batted in. The Nationals have a slugging percentage of .323 and they are earning 4.00 runs per game (19th in MLB). They have tallied 13 doubles, while taking a walk 37 times as well as scoring 44 runs.
The Nationals hold a team WHIP of 1.621 with a FIP of 4.14 as a pitching staff for the season. They are currently ranked 30th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 103. The Washington pitching staff have surrendered 60 runs this season and come in with a team ERA of 5.49 (58 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.88 (96 strikeouts against 51 bases on balls). They have surrendered 9 HR's and they give up 5.68 runs per 9 innings (28th in baseball).
Washington has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 3 save opportunities and they have recorded 2 saves. They sit at 21st in baseball holding a save rate of 66.7%, and they have sent 44 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 11 times in high leverage situations in addition to 14 occasions with runners on base. Washington relievers have an inherited score percentage of 21.4% of 28 inherited base runners. Sitting with 7 save situations, the Nationals have accumulated 4 holds in addition to 1 blown save.
Out of their 855 innings on the diamond, the Nationals have a defensive efficiency of 63.7% (29th in pro baseball). The Washington Nationals have turned 7 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .982 (22nd in MLB). The Nationals have 96 assists, 7 errors and have notched a total of 285 putouts on the season.
So far in his career, Fedde has allowed 361 base knocks while he has tallied 269 K's in 337 frames. Fedde (16-20 career record) has a 5.20 earned run average and has surrendered 9.6 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 195 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.476 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.96 and he has faced 1,481 opposing hitters during his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Arizona
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