San Diego Padres vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 5/18/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Citizens Bank Park is the location where the Philadelphia Phillies (17-18) will play the San Diego Padres (22-13) on Wednesday. The starting pitchers will be Blake Snell and Zack Wheeler.
The Padres have accumulated 53 two-baggers as a team and have hit 30 baseballs out of the park. San Diego is slugging .364 and have been called out on strikes 299 times, while drawing a walk on 138 occasions. As a squad, the San Diego Padres are notching 4.6 runs per contest, which ranks them 10th in MLB. They have recorded 155 runs batted in and 263 hits on the year, while their average at the plate comes in at .228. They have notched a total of 160 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .316.
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Padres pitchers have surrendered 36 home runs and also 144 runs in total (16th in the league). They have walked 107 batters and their FIP sits at 3.70 as a team over the course of the season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.01 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.17. The Padres have compiled a team earned run average of 3.75 for the season (16th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 322 hitters.
Padres bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 28 times in addition to having 45 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have earned 27 holds so far this year (3rd in MLB). The Padres bullpen have compiled a save rate of 70.0% and has come into the game in 51 save situations. They have compiled 14 saves on the year and have blown 6 of 20 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 44 base runners so far this season with 54.5% of those players crossed home plate. The Padres have sent 113 relievers to the mound this season.
The Padres have transformed 71.4% of balls hit into play into outs out of 2,826 innings on the field, ranking them 11th in professional baseball. The San Diego Padres have a total of 942 putouts so far this season, as well as 316 assists and 13 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .990 which has them sitting 3rd in the majors, and they have twisted 28 double plays.
Snell has taken the mound for 684 frames and is sitting with 818 punch outs in his career. His earned run average is 3.42 (260 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.253. He has allowed 557 base hits (7.3 hits per nine innings) with 301 free passes. Snell (49-36 career record) has a FIP of 3.56 and he has faced 2,842 batters in the major leagues.
The Phillies hold a slugging % of .431 and they tally 4.91 runs per contest (4th in the league). They have put up 63 doubles, while getting a free base 105 times and earning 172 runs. Philadelphia has a total of 44 HRs so far this year as well as 163 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 306 occasions (10th in the league) and have notched a total of 302 base hits. The Philadelphia Phillies have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .319 in addition to a batting average of .256 for the year.
The Philadelphia pitching staff have given up 154 runs on the season while having an ERA of 4.12 (141 earned runs surrendered). They have surrendered 29 dingers and they concede 4.50 runs per 9 innings (23rd in baseball). The Phillies have a team WHIP of 1.282 in addition to having a FIP of 3.66 as a unit over the course of the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.66 (309 strikeouts against 116 walks). They are currently ranked 20th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 279.
With 35 save situations, the Phillies have compiled 22 holds and 4 blown saves. Philadelphia has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 13 save chances and they have walked away with 9 saves. Their relievers have come in 33 times in high leverage situations and also on 40 occasions with base runners. Philadelphia relievers have an inherited score percentage of 36.4% out of their 66 inherited runners. They are ranked 16th in MLB with a save rate of 69.2%, and they have sent 120 relievers to the mound so far this season.
The Philadelphia Phillies have gotten 29 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (20th in MLB). The Phillies have recorded 309 assists, 20 errors and have earned 926 putouts this year. Out of their 2,778 innings on the diamond, the Phillies are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (25th in baseball).
Wheeler (63-53 career mark) holds a 3.53 ERA while giving up 8.2 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.09 and he has gone up against 4,454 batters in his MLB career. He has conceded a total of 418 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.228 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. In his MLB career, Wheeler has allowed 966 base knocks while accumulating 1,058 strikeouts in 1,065 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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