MLB is wrapping up the weekend with a 15-game slate on Sunday. Games will begin between 1:05 p.m. ET and 7:00 p.m. ET. We’ve identified some of the best pitching battles to watch ahead of the action.
Best matchup: Joe Musgrove vs. Dustin May
Musgrove has been sensational for the Padres this year and boasts a 1.04 ERA. He racked up 13 Ks against the Milwaukee Brewers in his last start and is averaging 12.81 per 9 innings. His LOB% is 100, and seeing his skills put to the test against the Los Angeles Dodgers could show the world just how good he can be this year. His BABIP is .163 through 26 innings. May is still warming up this year and matched a season-high 8 Ks in his last start. May is one of MLB’s most talented pitchers, and it’s only a matter of time before he puts together his best performance of the season.
Sleeper matchup: Kohei Arihara vs. Lucas Giolito
Arihara is making his mark in MLB already. The Texas Rangers rookie joined a unique club in his last start and utilized seven different pitches in an inning against the Los Angeles Angeles. He doesn’t have a blistering fastball or ridiculous movement, but he has control over plenty of pitches and could make things challenging for the Chicago White Sox’s talented lineup. Giolito got absolutely demolished in his last start and gave up seven earned runs in an inning to the Boston Red Sox. Giolito was pulled early his last time out, but the 2019 All-Star has better days ahead. The Rangers aren’t the White Sox at the plate.
Here’s a look at the pitching matchups for Sunday’s 15-game MLB slate on April 25th.
Athletics vs. Orioles: Jesus Luzardo vs. John Means
Royals vs. Tigers: Brady Singer vs. Michael Fulmer
Yankees vs. Indians: Jameson Taillon vs. Triston McKenzie
Mariners vs. Red Sox: Nick Margevicius vs. Eduardo Rodriguez
Blue Jays vs. Rays: Hyun Jin Ryu vs. Josh Fleming
Nationals vs. Mets: Patrick Corbin vs. Taijuan Walker
Diamondbacks vs. Braves: Zac Gallen vs. Bryse Wilson
Angels vs. Astros: Dylan Bundy vs. Lance McCullers Jr.
Pirates vs. Twins: Wil Crowe vs. Matt Shoemaker
Rangers vs. White Sox: Kohei Arihara vs. Lucas Giolito
Reds vs. Cardinals: Luis Castillo vs. Jack Flaherty
Brewers vs. Cubs: Brandon Woodruff vs. Jake Arrieta
Phillies vs. Rockies: Chase Anderson vs. Jon Gray
Marlins vs. Giants: Paul Campbell vs. Logan Webb
Padres vs. Dodgers: Joe Musgrove vs. Dustin May