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Tampa Bay Rays vs San Diego Padres 6/17/2023 Game Analysis, Picks and Previews

Tampa Bay Rays vs San Diego Padres 6/17/2023 Game Analysis, Picks and Previews

At PETCO Park on Saturday, the San Diego Padres (33-35) and Tampa Bay Rays (50-22) will face off. The Rays are the best team in Major League Baseball this season with a league-leading 50-22 record. Tampa Bay enters this series with two wins, the most notable of which was a 4-3 triumph over the Athletics. Luke Raley blasted the eventual game-winning home run in the eighth inning, and Taj Bradley was given the win in the circle.

Outstanding pitcher Zach Eflin, who has an 8-2 record and a 3.28 ERA this season, will start for the Rays on Saturday. The success of Tampa Bay this season shouldn’t come as a surprise as they are second in MLB in both runs scored and allowed. The Rays have six players with at least nine home runs this season, Isaac Paredes leads the team with 46 RBI.

Together, the Rays delivered 134 doubles and 115 out-of-stadium balls. The slugging percentage for Tampa Bay is.471, and the club has 241 walks compared to 604 strikeouts. The Tampa Bay Rays are second in baseball with 5.6 runs scored per game. They had 387 runs batted in, 638 base hits, and a batting average of.264 for the whole season. They had a. 338-team on-base percentage while scoring 405 runs.

The Rays’ pitching staff has struck out 619 batters so far this year, and their 3.53 earned run average ranks second in MLB. The Rays’ pitching staff, third in the league, allowed 263 runs total and 69 home runs. They walked 234 opposing batters this season, and they have a 3.99 FIP as a team. In addition to 529 base hits, Tampa Bay allowed 250 earned runs (7.5 per 9 innings). The team’s pitching staff has a WHIP of 1.20 and a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 2.65.

Tampa Bay Rays vs San Diego Padres 6/17/2023 Game Analysis, Picks and Previews

With a 33-35 record, the San Diego Padres sit fourth in the NL West. After beating the Cleveland Guardians in two straight games earlier this week, the Padres dropped an 8-6 battle to conclude the series. Ryan Weathers let up 7 hits and 6 runs in just over 1 inning of play in a game he would like to forget.

Blake Snell, who has thrown more than 70 innings with an earned run average of 3.78, will start for the Padres in this game. The Padres have surprisingly struggled to hit the ball this season, ranking 29th in hits per game. In just 48 games, Fernando Tatis Jr. has 34 RBI and leads the Padres with 14 home runs.

The San Diego Padres’ season batting average is currently.229, while their team on-base percentage is.319 overall. They have 511 base hits, which ranks 16th in MLB, and 596 strikeouts. San Diego had 277 RBIs and 82 home runs at the end of the season. The Padres are 22nd in MLB in slugging percentage (.398) in run production (4.28 runs per game). They produced 121 doubles in addition to 291 runs and 282 walks.

The Padres have a team WHIP and FIP of 1.227 and 4.14, respectively. They have a ratio of 581 strikeouts to 218 free throws or an 8.70 K/BB. They have the second-best pitching staff in the league with 523 hits allowed overall. They were seventh in the league with 73 long balls and 3.96 runs allowed per nine innings. With 266 runs given up and a season ERA of 3.77 (253 earned runs allowed), the San Diego pitching staff was ineffective.

Tampa Bay Rays vs San Diego Padres. The MLB pick for this game is the San Diego Padres. Zach Eflin has proven that he is a winner this year as he tries to claim his eighth victory of the year in this competition. It will be challenging for the Padres to take against Tampa Bay’s elite bullpen since they have trouble at the plate. The Tampa Bay Rays will demonstrate their dominance in San Diego, so be ready. Final score pick: Tampa Bay Rays win 6-2.

MLB Starting Time: 7:15 PM ET

Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023


MLB Odds: San Diego Padres -110

MLB Totals: 8


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