Washington Nationals vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 4/29/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Friday, April 29, 2022
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Bay Area
The Washington Nationals (6-14) are en route to Oracle Park on Friday where they will try to defeat the San Francisco Giants (13-6). The starting pitchers are Anibal Sanchez and Alex Wood.
Washington has a slugging percentage of .315 and have been rung up 155 times, while being walked on 59 occasions. They have 64 runs batted in as well as 144 hits so far this season, while their team batting average is sitting at .222. The Nationals have earned 28 doubles as a team and have smacked 11 balls out of the park. They have earned a total of 65 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .292. As a unit, the Washington Nationals are notching 3.3 runs per outing, which ranks them 27th in baseball.
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The Nationals have a team earned run average of 5.16 over the course of the season (29th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 169 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 83 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.20 as a squad on the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.04 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.51. Nationals pitchers have conceded 19 long balls and also 107 total runs (30th in MLB).
The Nationals relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 75.0% and has come into the game in 13 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 45 runners for the season and 33.3% of those players ended up crossing the plate. Nationals bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 24 times in addition to having 16 appearances in high leverage situations. The Nationals have dispatched 87 relievers to the hill for the season. The bullpen have 9 holds this season (20th in the league). They have accumulated 3 saves for the year and have missed out on 1 of their 4 chances to get a save.
The Nationals have converted 65.9% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 1,584 innings, which has them sitting 29th in baseball. The Washington Nationals have accumulated 528 putouts this year, in addition to 172 assists and 13 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .982 which ranks 22nd in the majors, and have accumulated 12 double plays.
Sanchez has taken the mound for 1,948 innings and has accounted for 1,726 K's thus far in his career. His earned run average is 4.05 (877 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.313. He has given up 1,905 base hits (8.8 hits per nine innings) and has had 653 walks. Sanchez (112-113 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 3.94 while facing 8,315 opposing batters in the majors.
San Francisco has a total of 21 long balls so far this season as well as 85 runs batted in. They have hit 29 doubles, while getting a free base 62 times and scoring 91 runs. The San Francisco Giants have a team on-base percentage of .306 in addition to a batting average of .231 so far this season. The Giants have a team slugging percentage of .380 and they average 4.79 runs per outing (5th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 171 occasions (5th in the league) and have 146 base knocks.
The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.088 in addition to having a FIP of 2.73 as a team this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.59 (176 strikeouts vs 49 bases on balls). They come in at 14th in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 136. They have conceded 10 long balls and they yield 2.49 runs per 9 innings (1st in MLB). The San Francisco pitching staff have conceded 47 runs on the year while having an ERA of 2.33 (44 earned runs conceded).
San Francisco has called on relief pitchers to enter the contest in 9 save chances and they have walked away with 7 saves. They rank 10th in MLB with a save percentage of 77.8%, and they have dispatched 76 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond for the year. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 24 times in high leverage situations in addition to 16 occasions with runners on. San Francisco relievers have an inherited score percentage of 15.0% out of their 20 inherited base runners. With 22 save situations, the Giants have accumulated 13 holds and also 2 blown saves.
The San Francisco Giants have gotten 16 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .986 (18th in the majors). The Giants have recorded 169 assists, 10 errors and have 511 putouts this year. Out of their 1,533 innings played, the Giants have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.2% (18th in the majors).
Wood (65-48 record in his career) is the owner of a 3.48 ERA and has conceded 8.4 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.31 and he has gone up against 4,191 opposing batters in his pro baseball career. He has allowed 389 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.224 and a FIP of 3.5. In his pro baseball career, Wood has conceded 943 base hits while accumulating 951 strikeouts in 1,004 frames.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington
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