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Forecast for the San Diego Padres taking on the San Francisco Giants, April 5th, 2024: MLB Projections, Top Choices, and Betting Lines

San Diego boasts a slugging percentage of .450, having been called out on strikes 65 times and drawing 31 walks. They’ve recorded 48 runs batted in and 84 hits this season, with a batting average of .274. The Padres have hit 19 doubles and 11 home runs, totaling 52 runs with a team on-base percentage of .346. Averaging 5.8 runs per game, they rank 9th in baseball.

Their pitching staff holds a K/BB ratio of 2.08 and a WHIP of 1.54. Padres pitchers have given up 10 home runs and 54 runs, with 85 hits and 49 earned runs surrendered. The team’s earned run average stands at 5.44, placing them 26th in baseball, with 83 strikeouts and 40 walks issued. Their FIP is 4.71 for the season.

The Padres bullpen has entered games with runners on base 15 times, making 9 appearances in high leverage situations and securing 7 holds (2nd in MLB). They have a save rate of 60.0% in 13 save opportunities, with 3 saves and 2 blown saves. The bullpen has inherited 21 runners, with 47.6% of them scoring. San Diego has used 36 relief pitchers so far this season.

Defensively, the Padres have turned 65.1% of balls in play into outs over 729 innings, ranking them 24th in MLB. They’ve recorded 243 putouts, 78 assists, and 6 errors, with a fielding percentage of .982 (19th in baseball) and 10 double plays.

Cease has pitched 662 innings, tallying 798 strikeouts with an earned run average of 3.83 and a WHIP of 1.302. He has given up 567 hits (7.7 hits per nine innings) and 296 walks, holding a career record of 43-36. Cease has a FIP of 3.85 in his encounters with 2,839 hitters in the major leagues.

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