Boston Red Sox vs San Diego Padres 5-21-2023

Boston Red Sox vs San Diego Padres 5/21/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Boston Red Sox vs San Diego Padres 5/21/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Boston Red Sox will go against the San Diego Padres in MLB action in Petco Park, CA, on Sunday, May 21, 2023, at 4:10 PM ET.


On Sunday, the Boston Red Sox (25-20, T-4th AL East) finished a three-game series against the San Diego Padres (20-25, 4th NL West) and played the third match of a nine-game road trip.


The Boston Red Sox rank in the top three in three out of four key hitting metrics.


Boston is third in slugging percentage (.451), third in on-base percentage (.341), third in runs scored (254), and second in team batting average (.271).


With 12 doubles, a team-high 13 home runs, and a team-best 44 RBI, Rafael Devers was Boston’s most productive hitter.


Masataka Yoshida is second in RBI with 28, while Triston Casas and Yoshida are tied for second in home runs with six apiece. In 45 games, Boston hit 57 home runs, three triples, and 102 doubles.


Boston is just as skilled at the plate, but the Red Sox are superior to them on the mound. Boston’s team ERA is ranked 26th, while its 1.37 WHIP is 22nd at 4.91.


Boston’s pitching staff permits opposing batters to average.261, which ranks 24th, while the starting rotation has 10 Quality Starts, which ranks them 23rd.


Chris Sale leads all pitchers with 54 strikeouts. Boston will give the ball to seasoned player Corey Kluber on Sunday. The right-hander has a record of 2-5, a 6.41 ERA, and 33 strikeouts this year.


The Red Sox have earned 102 team doubles and knocked 57 balls out of the stadium. Boston has a slugging percentage of .451 and has been rung up 349 times while taking a walk on 147 occasions.


As a unit, the Boston Red Sox are knocking in 5.6 runs per game, with them sitting at 3rd in baseball.


They have accrued 244 runs batted in and 419 base knocks on the year, while their team batting average comes in at .271. They have racked up 254 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .341.


The Red Sox hold a team earned run average of 4.91 for the season (26th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 378 hitters.


Red Sox pitchers have conceded 62 long balls and 233 total runs (27th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 140 opposing hitters, and their FIP comes in at 4.66 as a squad for the year.


Boston has conceded 404 base knocks (9.1 per 9 innings) and 217 earned runs. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.70, and the pitching staff has made a collective WHIP of 1.37.


  • The Boston Red Sox are 4-1 SU in their last five matches.
  • The Boston Red Sox are 6-1 SU in their last seven games against San Diego.
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last five matches on the road.

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Boston Red Sox vs San Diego Padres Predictions 5/21/2023


Manny Machado was lost to a fractured hand for the San Diego Padres, and the team is having trouble at the plate.


In baseball, San Diego ranks last in team batting average (.223), 25th in slugging percentage (.379), 18th in on-base percentage (.315), and 27th in runs created (173).


While Machado was second in RBI with 19 and has six home runs, he will be out for at least a month. Fernando Tatis Jr. and Xander Bogaerts each have six. Forty-seven home runs, four triples, and 77 doubles were all hit by San Diego.


San Diego is doing better on the mound than the plate, as the Padres are 12th in team ERA (4.01) and 10th in WHIP (1.26), respectively.


The pitching staff is limiting opponents to a .232 batting average, the fourth-lowest mark in baseball, and San Diego’s starting rotation has 18 


Quality Starts, ranking it 11th in baseball. Yu Darvish leads San Diego in this category with 53 strikeouts. On Sunday, Michael Wacha will receive the ball from San Diego.


The right-hander has a 4-1 record, a 4.06 earned run average, and 41 strikeouts this year.


San Diego holds a team slugging % of .379, and they are earning 3.84 runs per contest (26th in the league). They have put up 77 two-baggers while getting a free base 186 times and notching 173 runs.


San Diego has accumulated 47 long balls this season and 163 runs batted in. They have struck out on 400 instances (10th in MLB) and earned 330 hits.


The San Diego Padres are sitting with a team OBP of .315 and a batting average of .225 for the year.


The Padres are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.263 and have a FIP of 4.41 as a squad so far this season. They are sitting at 6th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 348.


The San Diego pitching staff has conceded 186 runs this season while holding an ERA of 4.01 (178 earned runs yielded).


They currently have a K/BB ratio 8.60 (380 strikeouts vs 156 walks). They have lost 52 long balls, yielding 4.19 runs per 9 innings (9th in baseball).


  • The total went UNDER in 7 of San Diego’s last eight matches.
  • The San Diego Padres are 1-9 SU in their previous ten matches.
  • The total went UNDER in 9 of San Diego’s last 12 games against Boston.

Boston Red Sox vs. San Diego Padres. The MLB pick for this game is the San Diego Padres.


Boston struggled in interleague games, dropping five of the last seven, and the Red Sox dropped four of the previous five when playing a team with a losing record.


Boston lost five of its last six games when against right-handers.


While Juan Soto is doing well at the plate and Fernando Tatis Jr. is starting to smash the ball well again after missing nearly a year due to injuries and suspension, San Diego faltered at the plate.


He will be without Manny Machado, one of its top hitters. Corey Kluber, the starting pitcher for Boston, has had difficulty over his last three outings, surrendering ten runs and 19 hits in just 13 innings. 


San Diego’s starting pitcher Michael Wacha, on the other hand, had three excellent straight outings, giving up a total of six hits and one run in 19 innings, with San Diego winning two of the three games and losing the other game 2-1, in 10 innings.


The San Diego Padres will win to a predicted score of 5-4.


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Boston Red Sox vs San Diego Padres 5/21/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 4:10 PM ET


Location Petco Park, CA


Date: Sunday, May 21, 2023




MLB Odds: Boston Red Sox +130


MLB Totals: 8


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