Boston Red Sox vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 5/26/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Friday, May 26, 2023
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
The Arizona Diamondbacks (29-21) are welcoming the Boston Red Sox (26-24) at Chase Field on Friday. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Chris Sale and Brandon Pfaadt.
Boston has a slugging rate of .433 and have been rung up 387 times, while being walked on 161 occasions. They have 252 RBI's in addition to 447 base knocks on the year, while their average at the plate is .262. The Red Sox have recorded 108 doubles as a squad and have smacked 59 baseballs out of the stadium. They have notched a total of 262 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .332. As a team, the Boston Red Sox are putting up 5.2 runs per game, which ranks them 4th in baseball.
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The Red Sox are sitting with a team ERA of 4.82 on the season (26th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 420 hitters. Red Sox pitchers have given up 72 long balls and 255 total runs (26th in baseball). They have walked 154 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.73 as a unit for the season. Boston has allowed 434 hits (8.9 per 9 innings) and 235 earned runs. Their K/BB ratio is 2.73 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.34.
Red Sox relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 22 times as well as having 33 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have recorded 25 holds on the year (15th in baseball). The Red Sox relievers have a save rate of 72.2% and stepped onto the hill in 43 save situations. They have earned 13 saves on the year and have not converted 5 of their 18 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 34 runners so far this season with 47.1% of those players ended up scoring. The Red Sox have sent 153 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season.
The Red Sox have converted 68.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of 3,951 innings, which has them ranked 20th in pro baseball. The Boston Red Sox have amassed 1,317 putouts on the year, as well as 435 assists and 32 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .982 which has them ranked 26th in the majors, and have 36 double plays.
Sale has pitched in 1,728 innings and has accumulated 2,126 strikeouts so far in his career. Sale (118-77 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 2.95 while facing 6,966 hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.09 (593 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.046. He has surrendered 1,408 hits (7.3 hits per nine innings) and has 400 walks.
The Diamondbacks have a slugging percentage of .436 and they are recording 5.14 runs per contest (6th in MLB). They have recorded 104 doubles, while taking a walk 158 times as well as putting up 257 runs. Arizona has tallied 56 home runs on the year to go along with 243 RBIs. They have been rung up on 389 occasions (26th in baseball) and have tallied 451 base hits. The Arizona Diamondbacks have compiled an on-base percentage of .329 as well as a batting average of .264 so far this year.
The Diamondbacks have a team WHIP of 1.332 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.47 as a team for the year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 8.30 (407 strikeouts vs 179 bases on balls). They sit at 17th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 411. They have given up 59 HR's and they concede 4.92 runs per 9 innings (22nd in MLB). The Arizona pitching staff have given up 242 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 4.49 (221 earned runs conceded).
With 57 save situations, the Diamondbacks have amassed 32 holds in addition to 11 blown saves. Arizona has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 24 save chances and they have recorded 13 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 55 times in high leverage situations and on 55 occasions with runners on. Arizona relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 32.5% out of 83 inherited runners. They rank 27th in the league with a save rate of 54.2%, and they have dispatched 168 relievers onto the field on the season.
In 3,990 innings played, the Diamondbacks have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.5% (8th in MLB). The Arizona Diamondbacks have gotten 36 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .990 (5th in baseball). The Diamondbacks have 465 assists, 18 errors and have amassed 1,330 putouts so far this season.
Pfaadt (0-1 mark in his career) is the owner of a 7.65 ERA while surrendering 10.4 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.75 and he has faced 88 hitters during his MLB career. He has surrendered 17 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.550 and a FIP of 7.6. During his career, Pfaadt has allowed 23 hits while accumulating 14 K's in 20 frames.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Boston
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