There were a bunch of postponements due to weather and the like on Monday. Because of that, we’ve got 17 games, including two doubleheaders on the slate for Tuesday in Major League Baseball. The Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets and Seattle Mariners and Baltimore Orioles will each play a double-header, day-night set. So we’ve got a few more pitching matchups to consider. Let’s take a look.
Best Matchup: Shane Bieber vs. Lucas Giolito
This is a matchup of two of the best pitchers in the American League. The Cleveland Indians starter is coming off a Cy Young win in 2020. Bieber has at least 12 Ks in each of his two starts this season. Chicago White Sox SP Lucas Giolito has allowed 5 ER but also has 18 Ks in 11.1 IP over his first two starts of 2021. We’ve got big-time strikeout potential in this one, so don’t expect much offense.
Sleeper Matchup: Aaron Nola vs. Marcus Stroman
These two are expected to start in Game 2 between the Phillies and Mets on Tuesday night on ESPN. The first game will feature far inferior pitching. The Mets offense has struggled, so this feels like a very good spot for Nola, who has allowed 3 ER over 10.2 IP in his first two outings. Stroman was solid against the Phils in his lone start of 2021, allowing 1 ER on 3 hits (1 HR) over 6 IP. My first bet for a pitcher’s duel would be the matchup above. My second? This bad boy between Nola and Stroman at Citi Field.
Here’s a look at the pitching matchups for Tuesday’s 17-game MLB slate on April 13th.
Red Sox vs. Twins: Martin Perez vs. JA Happ
Athletics vs. Diamondbacks: Jesus Luzardo vs. Merrill Kelly
Padres vs. Pirates: Blake Snell vs. Chad Kuhl
Mariners vs. Orioles: Game 1, Justus Sheffield vs. John Means
Mariners vs. Orioles: Game 2, Nick Margevicius vs. Dean Kremer
Yankees vs. Blue Jays: Jameson Taillon vs. Hyun Jin Ryu
Phillies vs. Mets: Game 1, Chase Anderson vs. Taijuan Walker
Phillies vs. Mets: Game 2, Aaron Nola vs. Marcus Stroman
Rangers vs. Rays: Kyle Gibson vs. Ryan Yarbrough
Marlins vs. Braves: Pablo Lopez vs. Max Fried
Cubs vs. Brewers: Kyle Hendricks vs. Brandon Woodruff
Nationals vs. Cardinals: Stephen Strasburg vs. Jack Flaherty
Angels vs. Royals: Dylan Bundy vs. Danny Duffy
Indians vs. White Sox: Shane Bieber vs. Lucas Giolito
Tigers vs. Astros: Matthew Boyd vs. Jake Odorizzi
Reds vs. Giants: Luis Castillo vs. Kevin Gausman
Rockies vs. Dodgers: Antonio Senzatela vs. Treor Bauer