San Diego Padres vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 8/28/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Sunday, August 28, 2022
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Kauffman Stadium is the location where the Kansas City Royals (51-75) will attempt to defeat the San Diego Padres (68-58) on Sunday. The pitchers taking the mound will be Sean Manaea and Daniel Lynch.
The Padres have tallied 217 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 110 baseballs out of the park. San Diego is slugging .377 and have struck out 1,032 times, while taking a walk on 454 occasions. As a team, the San Diego Padres are notching 4.3 runs per game, which ranks them 16th in the league. They have recorded 528 RBI's as well as 1,018 base knocks so far this season, and their team batting average sits at .240. They have tallied 546 runs and have an OBP of .319.
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The Padres have an ERA of 3.76 for the season (10th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,116 batters. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.10 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.21. Padres pitchers have conceded 127 home runs in addition to 505 runs (11th in baseball). They have walked 360 batters and their FIP sits at 3.74 as a team on the season.
Padres relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 96 times in addition to having 130 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 56 holds for the year (22nd in the league). The Padres bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 67.9% and has stepped onto the mound in 116 save situations. They have 38 saves on the season and have blown 18 of their 56 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 149 base runners on the season with 40.3% of those runners crossed home plate. The Padres have dispatched 363 relief pitchers to the hill for the season.
The Padres have transformed 70.2% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 10,089 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 9th in pro baseball. The San Diego Padres have 3,363 putouts on the year, in addition to 1,103 assists and 57 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .987 which puts them in 6th in pro baseball, and have a total of 94 double plays.
Manaea (57-47 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.03 and he has faced 3,576 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 818 hits (8.6 hits per 9 innings) and has 225 walks. His earned run average is 3.98 (379 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.217. Manaea has taken the mound for 857 frames and is sitting with 773 strikeouts during his pro baseball career.
The Royals have a SLG% of .375 and they tally 3.82 runs per contest (24th in MLB). They have tallied 185 two-baggers, while taking a walk 363 times as well as earning 481 runs. Kansas City has knocked in 104 long balls on the year as well as 462 runs batted in. They have struck out on 1,003 occasions (21st in MLB) and have tallied 1,017 hits. The Kansas City Royals have accounted for an on-base percentage of .305 in addition to a team batting average of .242 so far this season.
The Royals have a team WHIP of 1.470 in addition to having a FIP of 4.48 as a staff on the campaign. They are sitting at 29th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,147. The Kansas City pitching staff have allowed 630 runs this year while having an ERA of 4.65 (571 earned runs surrendered). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 1.93 (917 strikeouts against 476 walks). They have given up 136 home runs and they surrender 5.14 runs per 9 innings (26th in baseball).
Sitting with 114 save situations, the Royals have recorded 66 holds and also 17 blown saves. Kansas City has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 44 save opportunities and they have come away with 27 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 140 times in high leverage situations in addition to 142 occasions with base runners. Kansas City relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 29.7% out of their 229 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 18th in the league with a save rate of 61.4%, and they have dispatched 431 relievers onto the field this season.
The Kansas City Royals have turned 115 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (18th in the majors). The Royals have racked up 1,174 assists, 69 errors and have accumulated 3,313 putouts during this campaign. In their 9,939 innings on the diamond, the Royals have earned a efficiency on defense of 68.0% (27th in the majors).
In his pro baseball career, Lynch has conceded 187 base hits while he has accumulated 146 punch outs in 166 innings. He has surrendered 93 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.563 and a FIP of 4.5. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.00 and he has gone up against 757 batters during his MLB career. Lynch (8-14 career win-loss mark) holds a 5.03 ERA while giving up 10.1 hits per 9 innings.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kansas City
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