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MLB Preview Friday 6/21/24

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Welcome to today’s MLB slate preview! We’ll break down all the matchups from a pitching perspective. This detailed look will help you understand the key aspects of each game, providing insights to inform your decisions. Let’s dive in!

New York Mets vs. Chicago Cubs – 2:20 PM EDT – Wrigley Field

Pitching Matchup:

Game Breakdown:

  • Jose Quintana: Quintana has struggled with a 5.42 xERA and a low 17% K rate. The Cubs lineup hits lefties well, with a .305 OBP.
  • Shota Imanaga: Imanaga has been strong, boasting a 3.10 xERA and 26% K rate. He faces a Mets lineup that has a robust .349 OBP against LHPs, making this an interesting challenge for him.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Pittsburgh Pirates – 6:40 PM EDT – PNC Park

Pitching Matchup:

Game Breakdown:

  • Ryan Pepiot: Pepiot’s 2.99 xERA and 27% K rate make him a formidable opponent. The Pirates have a .283 OBP against RHPs, which could work in Pepiot’s favor.
  • Luis Ortiz: Ortiz struggles with control, shown by his 5.30 xERA and 12% walk rate. The Rays, with a .304 OBP against RHPs, could take advantage of this.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Philadelphia Phillies – 6:40 PM EDT – Citizens Bank Park

Pitching Matchup:

Game Breakdown:

  • Jordan Montgomery: Montgomery has a high 5.38 xERA and a 20% K rate. The Phillies, strong against LHPs with a .342 OBP, may have the upper hand.
  • Taijuan Walker: Walker’s 5.78 xERA and 10% walk rate suggest he could struggle. The Diamondbacks have a .345 OBP against RHPs, indicating a potential for offense.

Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers – 6:40 PM EDT – Comerica Park

Pitching Matchup:

Game Breakdown:

  • Erick Fedde: Fedde’s 3.58 xERA and 23% K rate are solid. The Tigers have a .304 OBP against RHPs, posing a moderate challenge.
  • Jack Flaherty: Flaherty’s 2.60 xERA and 26% K rate make him a strong option. The White Sox struggle against RHPs with a .270 OBP, giving Flaherty an edge.

Atlanta Braves vs. New York Yankees – 7:05 PM EDT – Yankee Stadium

Pitching Matchup:

Game Breakdown:

  • Chris Sale: Sale’s 2.70 xERA and 30% K rate are impressive. The Yankees, with a .319 OBP against LHPs, will test him.
  • Carlos Rodon: Rodon has a 4.01 xERA and a 23% K rate. He faces a tough Braves lineup that has a .320 OBP against lefties.

Seattle Mariners vs. Miami Marlins – 7:10 PM EDT – LoanDepot Park

Pitching Matchup:

Game Breakdown:

  • George Kirby: Kirby’s 3.36 xERA and 23% K rate give him an edge against a Marlins lineup with a .262 OBP against RHPs.
  • Trevor Rogers: Rogers’ 5.21 xERA and 10% walk rate suggest difficulties ahead. The Mariners, with a .293 OBP against LHPs, could exploit his weaknesses.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Cleveland Guardians – 7:10 PM EDT – Progressive Field

Pitching Matchup:

Game Breakdown:

  • Yariel Rodriguez: Making his debut, Rodriguez will face a Guardians lineup that has been decent against RHPs.
  • Carlos Carrasco: Carrasco’s 5.17 xERA and 9% walk rate are concerning. The Blue Jays, with a .291 OBP against RHPs, might capitalize on his struggles.

Boston Red Sox vs. Cincinnati Reds – 7:10 PM EDT – Great American Ball Park

Pitching Matchup:

Game Breakdown:

  • Kutter Crawford: Crawford’s 3.82 xERA and 25% K rate are solid. The Reds have a .330 OBP against RHPs, presenting a challenge.
  • Andrew Abbott: Abbott’s 3.43 xERA and 23% K rate indicate he could compete well. The Red Sox, strong against lefties with a .324 OBP, may test him.

Kansas City Royals vs. Texas Rangers – 8:05 PM EDT – Globe Life Field

Pitching Matchup:

Game Breakdown:

  • Brady Singer: Singer’s 4.59 xERA and 20% K rate suggest potential struggles against a Rangers lineup with a .300 OBP against RHPs.
  • Nathan Eovaldi: Eovaldi’s 3.29 xERA and 24% K rate give him an advantage, especially against a Royals lineup with a .326 OBP against RHPs.

Baltimore Orioles vs. Houston Astros – 8:10 PM EDT – Minute Maid Park

Pitching Matchup:

Game Breakdown:

  • Grayson Rodriguez: Rodriguez’s 3.53 xERA and 26% K rate position him well against an Astros lineup with a .318 OBP against RHPs.
  • Jake Bloss: Making his debut, Bloss faces a tough challenge against an Orioles lineup strong against RHPs with a .345 OBP.

Washington Nationals vs. Colorado Rockies – 8:40 PM EDT – Coors Field

Pitching Matchup:

Game Breakdown:

  • DJ Herz: Herz’s 3.87 xERA and 20% K rate give him an edge against a Rockies lineup that has struggled against LHPs with a .337 OBP.
  • Dakota Hudson: Hudson’s 5.21 xERA and low K rate (12%) indicate potential struggles against a Nationals lineup with a .290 OBP against RHPs.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. San Diego Padres – 9:40 PM EDT – Petco Park

Pitching Matchup:

Game Breakdown:

  • Colin Rea: Rea’s 5.24 xERA and 19% K rate suggest he may struggle against a Padres lineup with a .295 OBP against RHPs.
  • Dylan Cease: Cease’s 3.41 xERA and a 28% K rate present a formidable challenge for the Brewers, who have a .306 OBP against RHPs.

Minnesota Twins vs. Oakland Athletics – 9:40 PM EDT – Oakland Coliseum

Pitching Matchup:

Game Breakdown:

  • Chris Paddack: Paddack’s 4.18 xERA and 23% K rate should give him an advantage against an Athletics lineup that has a .309 OBP against RHPs.
  • Joey Estes: Estes’ 3.53 xERA and a 20% K rate face a Twins lineup that has been effective against RHPs with a .327 OBP.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Los Angeles Dodgers – 10:10 PM EDT – Dodger Stadium

Pitching Matchup:

Game Breakdown:

  • Patrick Sandoval: Sandoval’s 4.06 xERA and 21% K rate suggest he may struggle against a Dodgers lineup with a .351 OBP against LHPs.
  • Landon Knack: Making his debut, Knack will face an Angels lineup strong against RHPs with a .366 OBP.

This preview provides a detailed look at the pitching landscape for today’s MLB DFS slate. Stay tuned for our breakdown of the top hitters and stacks later today!

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