Minnesota Twins vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 7/31/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs San Diego Padres
Date: Sunday, July 31, 2022
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
The San Diego Padres (56-45) will try to defeat the Minnesota Twins (52-47) at Petco Park on Sunday. The starting pitchers will be Dylan Bundy and Sean Manaea.
The Twins have accrued 171 doubles as a unit and have hit 123 balls out of the stadium. Minnesota has a slugging % of .419 and have been rung up 811 times, while being walked on 323 occasions. As a unit, the Minnesota Twins are putting up 4.5 runs per game, which is 10th in baseball. They have accounted for 434 RBI's and 842 base knocks for the year, and their average at the plate sits at .252. They have a total of 449 runs and have an OBP of .322.
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The Twins are sitting with a team ERA of 4.06 so far this season (20th in the league), and they have rung up 796 hitters. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.65 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.25. Twins pitchers have allowed 123 home runs in addition to 425 total runs (15th in the league). They have walked 300 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.27 as a squad on the year.
The Twins have dispatched 333 relievers to the mound on the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 113 base runners for the year with 29.2% of those players crossed the plate. They have accumulated 20 saves on the year and have not converted 17 of their 37 chances to get a save. The Twins relievers have compiled a save rate of 54.1% and has stepped onto the mound in 98 save situations. The bullpen have 60 holds so far this season (8th in the league). Twins relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 75 times and also have had 103 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Minnesota Twins have earned a total of 2,628 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 809 assists and 49 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .986 which has them sitting 11th in baseball, and have a total of 70 double plays. The Twins have converted 71.0% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 7,884 innings, which ranks them 5th in pro baseball.
Bundy has pitched in 855 innings and has earned 823 K's in his career. Bundy (52-61 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.65 while he has gone up against 3,652 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.75 (451 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.309. He has given up 843 base knocks (8.9 hits per nine innings) with 276 walks.
The San Diego Padres have accumulated an on-base percentage of .316 as well as a team batting average of .240 on the year. They have been rung up on 829 instances (19th in baseball) and have 820 base knocks. San Diego has hit 86 home runs this season to go along with 427 runs batted in. The Padres have a slugging percentage of .375 and they have an average of 4.38 runs per contest (16th in MLB). They have 174 two-baggers, while getting a free base 353 times and scoring 442 runs.
The Padres have a WHIP of 1.206 and have a FIP of 3.73 as a staff so far this season. They come in at 6th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 778. The San Diego pitching staff have conceded 408 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 3.75 (376 earned runs surrendered). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.90 (899 strikeouts vs 310 walks). They have conceded 99 long balls and they surrender 4.07 runs per 9 innings (9th in the league).
San Diego has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 50 save opportunities and they have tallied 34 saves. They rank 11th in baseball holding a save rate of 68.0%, and they have dispatched 290 bullpen pitchers onto the field on the year. Their relievers have come in 108 times in high leverage situations and on 82 occasions with base runners. San Diego bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 41.0% out of their 122 inherited base runners. Sitting with 103 save situations, the Padres have 49 holds in addition to 16 blown saves.
The San Diego Padres have gotten 77 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .989 (3rd in the majors). The Padres have 906 assists, 42 errors and are sitting with 2,706 putouts during this campaign. In 8,118 innings on the diamond, the Padres have a defensive efficiency of 70.8% (7th in pro baseball).
Thus far in his career, Manaea has given up 789 hits while totaling 745 strikeouts in 831 frames. Manaea (55-46 career win-loss record) has a 3.92 ERA and has allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 362 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.213 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.0. His K/BB ratio is 3.40 and he has faced 3,463 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Minnesota
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