On Monday, the San Diego Padres (17-9) will face the Chicago Cubs (9-15) at Petco Park.
The Cubs have hit 44 two-baggers and knocked 19 balls out of the park as a team. Chicago has a.374 slugging percentage, having been called out on strikes 214 times and earning 86 walks. The Chicago Cubs are averaging 4.2 runs per game, which ranks them 15th in Major League Baseball. They have 91 runs batted in and 188 base hits for the season, with a batting average of.240. They’ve scored 100 runs and have a collective OBP of.322.
On the season, the Cubs have sent 81 bullpen pitchers to the mound. So far this season, bullpen pitchers have inherited 40 runners, with 25.0 percent of them reaching base. They’ve made 7 saves this season and have missed three of ten chances to save the game. The Cubs relief pitchers have a 70.0 percent save rate and have entered the game in 22 save situations. This season, the bullpen has a total of 9 holds (28th in the league). In addition to having 25 appearances in high-leverage situations, Cubs pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 25 times.
At this point in the season, the Chicago Cubs have 621 putouts to go along with 222 assists and 12 mistakes. They have a.986 fielding percentage, which ranks them 14th in baseball, and they have turned 28 double plays. In 1,863 innings, the Cubs have converted 69.3 percent of balls hit into play into outs, ranking them 22nd in MLB.
So far this season, San Diego has 22 home runs to go along with 116 runs batted in. They have 38 doubles to their credit, as well as 107 walks and 119 runs scored. So far this season, the San Diego Padres have a.325 on-base percentage and a.229 overall batting average. The Padres have a.368 team slugging percentage and score 4.76 runs per game on average (3rd in MLB). They’ve struck out 215 times (11th in MLB) while collecting 187 hits.
This season, the Padres’ pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.179 and a FIP of 3.82. Their strikeout to walk ratio is presently 2.65. (223 strikeouts vs 84 bases on balls). With 179 total hits surrendered, they rank 10th in the league as a pitching staff. They’ve surrendered 25 home runs and 4.00 runs per nine innings (11th in the league). San Diego’s pitching staff has allowed 99 runs this season, with a collective ERA of 3.59. (89 earned runs surrendered).
Out of their 35 inherited base runners, San Diego relief pitchers have a 51.4 percent inherited score percentage. Their bullpen pitchers have pitched in high-leverage situations 31 times and with runners on base 21 times. With 39 save opportunities, the Padres have 23 holds and four blown saves on their hands. They are now ranked 17th in baseball with a save percentage of 71.4 percent, and they have used 85 relievers this season. In 14 save opportunities, San Diego has called on bullpen pitchers, and they have gone away with ten saves.
The Padres have a 72.5 percent defensive efficiency throughout their 2,088 innings on the field (4th in pro baseball). The Padres have turned 24 double plays and have a fielding percentage of.989 this season (6th in pro baseball). This season, the Padres have recorded 236 assists, 10 errors, and 696 putouts.
Pick: Take San Diego