St. Louis Cardinals vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 5/5/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Thursday, May 5, 2022
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Bay Area
The St. Louis Cardinals (13-10) are on their way to Oracle Park on Thursday where they will compete against the San Francisco Giants (14-9). The pitchers taking the mound will be Miles Mikolas and Logan Webb.
St. Louis owns a slugging percentage of .350 and have been rung up 164 times, while being walked on 71 occasions. They have accumulated 86 runs batted in and 177 base knocks over the course of the season, while their batting average is sitting at .234. The Cardinals have accounted for 33 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 17 balls out of the stadium. They have earned a total of 91 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .307. As a team, the St. Louis Cardinals are compiling 4.0 runs per game, which is 18th in the league.
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The Cardinals hold a team earned run average of 3.34 this year (9th in baseball), and they have rung up 183 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 65 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.57 as a team on the season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.82 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.21. Cardinals pitchers have yielded 18 long balls and 77 runs in total (4th in MLB).
The Cardinals have sent 73 relievers to the hill on the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 32 base runners this season with 31.3% of those runners crossed home plate. They have earned 6 saves for the season and have blown 1 of their 7 chances to get a save. The Cardinals relievers have a save rate of 85.7% and has entered the game in 19 save situations. The relievers have earned 12 holds this year (18th in MLB). Cardinals relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 25 times and also have had 12 appearances in high leverage situations.
The St. Louis Cardinals have accounted for 606 putouts this season, as well as 239 assists and 10 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .988 which has them ranked 6th in MLB, and they have twisted 24 double plays. The Cardinals have converted 69.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 1,818 innings, which has them ranked 19th in baseball.
Mikolas (34-28 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.94 while he has faced 2,280 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. He has given up 539 hits (8.8 hits per nine innings) and has 110 free passes. His ERA is 3.73 (228 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.179. Mikolas has taken the mound for 550 frames and has accounted for 408 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career.
San Francisco has accounted for 24 home runs this year to go along with 102 runs batted in. They have 31 two-baggers, while walking 79 times and putting up 110 runs. The San Francisco Giants are sitting with an OBP of .313 as well as a team batting average of .235 for the year. The Giants have a team SLG% of .373 and they have an average of 4.78 runs per game (2nd in baseball). They have struck out on 204 occasions (14th in baseball) and have earned a total of 180 base hits.
The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.209 and are the owners of a FIP of 2.80 as a pitching staff over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio is 3.26 (202 strikeouts against 62 walks). They are sitting at 21st in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 186. They have relinquished 11 dingers and they surrender 3.42 runs per 9 innings (6th in baseball). The San Francisco pitching staff have surrendered 78 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 3.07 (70 earned runs surrendered).
San Francisco bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 25.0% out of their 28 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 24 times in high leverage situations in addition to 21 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 22 save situations, the Giants have accumulated 13 holds and also 2 blown saves. They rank 7th in MLB with a save percentage of 77.8%, and they have sent 92 relief pitchers onto the field so far this season. San Francisco has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 9 save chances and they have walked away with 7 saves.
In 1,848 innings on the diamond, the Giants have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 67.7% (26th in MLB). The San Francisco Giants have gotten 19 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .983 (20th in professional baseball). The Giants have accrued 209 assists, 14 errors and have notched a total of 616 putouts on the season.
In his MLB career, Webb has surrendered 266 base knocks while earning 261 strikeouts in 272 frames. He has surrendered a total of 117 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.269 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.26 and he has faced 1,142 batters so far in his pro baseball career. Webb (19-11 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 3.86 ERA and has surrendered 8.8 hits per nine innings.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Francisco
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