Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 9/21/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Truist Park is the site where the Atlanta Braves (92-55) will play the Washington Nationals (51-96) on Wednesday. The starting pitchers will be Jon Gray and Max Fried.
The Nationals have recorded 228 doubles as a squad and have hit 126 baseballs out of the stadium. Washington is slugging .383 and have struck out 1,078 times, while taking a walk on 410 occasions. As a unit, the Washington Nationals are notching 3.8 runs per contest, which ranks them 26th in baseball. They have recorded 539 RBI's in addition to 1,233 hits for the season, while their average at the plate is .251. They have a total of 561 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .314.
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The Nationals have compiled a team ERA of 5.03 on the season (30th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 1,111 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.18 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.44. Nationals pitchers have allowed 217 home runs and 771 runs in total (29th in baseball). They have walked 509 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.93 as a team this year.
Nationals pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 141 times as well as having 123 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have tallied 54 holds so far this season (29th in baseball). The Nationals relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 62.8% and has stepped onto the mound in 98 save situations. They have compiled 27 saves on the year and have blown 16 out of their 43 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 226 base runners on the campaign with 32.3% of those players ended up scoring. The Nationals have dispatched 533 relief pitchers to the hill on the season.
The Washington Nationals have accumulated 3,830 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,277 assists and 93 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .982 which has them ranked 28th in baseball, and have accumulated 113 double plays. The Nationals have converted 68.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of 11,490 innings, which ranks them 25th in professional baseball.
Gray (60-56 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 3.84 and he has faced 4,013 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has conceded 922 base hits (8.8 hits per 9 innings) with 315 walks. His ERA is 4.50 (470 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.315. Gray has pitched in 940 innings and has totaled 974 K's so far in his MLB career.
The Atlanta Braves have recorded an on-base percentage of .318 and a team batting average of .253 so far this season. They have been called out on strikes on 1,345 instances (3rd in MLB) and have recorded 1,257 hits. Atlanta has accumulated 220 home runs on the campaign and 690 runs batted in. The Braves have a SLG% of .444 and they are earning 4.94 runs per game (3rd in baseball). They have hit 271 two-baggers, while taking a walk 425 times and putting up 721 runs.
The Braves have a WHIP of 1.189 and have a FIP of 3.46 as a pitching staff for the year. They rank 4th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,101. The Atlanta pitching staff have given up 553 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.48 (504 earned runs relinquished). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.12 (1,409 strikeouts against 451 walks). They have conceded 135 homers and they yield 3.81 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league).
Sitting with 174 save situations, the Braves have compiled 97 holds and also 26 blown saves. Atlanta has called on relievers to enter the contest in 74 save opportunities and they have tallied 48 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 166 times in high leverage situations in addition to 124 occasions with base runners. Atlanta relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 32.0% out of 181 inherited runners. They sit at 14th in the league holding a save rate of 64.9%, and they have sent 460 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the year.
The Atlanta Braves have gotten 98 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .988 (6th in pro baseball). The Braves have 1,245 assists, 65 errors and have a tally of 3,916 putouts during this campaign. In their 11,748 innings on the diamond, the Braves have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.2% (11th in the majors).
In his MLB career, Fried has conceded 558 hits and he has 606 strikeouts in 622 innings. Fried (53-24 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 3.11 earned run average while surrendering 8.1 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered a total of 215 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.170 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.56 and he has gone up against 2,550 hitters during his career.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlanta
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