There are 15 games on Tuesday’s MLB slate and quite a few MLB’s most exciting pitchers will take the mound. Max Scherzer, Clayton Kershaw, and Jack Flaherty are just a few of the big names playing. Here are two of the more interesting battles worth keeping an eye on.
Best matchup: Joe Musgrove vs. Corbin Burnes
Musgrove and Burnes both crack the top 15 in strikeouts and keep runners off base with the best of them. Each pitcher has a WHIP under .90 through 16 combined appearances. Musgrove boasts a .245 BABIP while Burnes has a .276 ERA. There might not be much for fielders to do in this Padres-Brewers matchup if each team’s ace brings their best stuff. Both average less than two walks per nine innings.
Sleeper matchup: Kyle Freeland vs. Jacob deGrom
The best arm in MLB is back in action for the first time since May 9th. deGrom dominated in Low-A ball last week by striking out eight batters on just 81 pitches in a rehab start against the Palm Beach Cardinals. He had the opposition begging for mercy.
Jacob deGrom is throwing 102 MPH...— Palm Beach Cardinals (@GoPBCardinals) May 20, 2021
Someone send help.
deGrom is MLB’s only player with more than 60 Ks in less than 6 starts and has a .60 WHIP with a .68 ERA. Seeing him back in the bigs should provide plenty of entertainment for all baseball fans who want to see masterful pitching.
He faces Kyle Freeland who is making his 2021 debut after a left shoulder strain shut him down in spring training. Last season, he was 2-3 with a 4.33 ERA over 70.2 innings. He was expected to enter 2021 as the Rockies No. 2 starter, so there is some intriguing upside there.
Here’s a look at the pitching matchups for Tuesday’s 15-game MLB slate on Tuesday, May 25th.
Cubs vs. Pirates: Jake Arrieta vs. Cody Ponce
Phillies vs. Marlins: Vince Velasquez vs. Sandy Alcantara
Reds vs. Nationals: Tyler Mahle vs. Max Scherzer
Blue Jays vs. Yankees: Steven Matz vs. Corey Kluber
Braves vs. Red Sox: Charlie Morton vs. Garrett Richards
Indians vs. Tigers: Aaron Civale vs. Tarik Skubal
Rockies vs. Mets: Kyle Freeland vs. Jacob deGrom
Royals vs. Rays: Brad Keller vs. Rich Hill
Orioles vs. Twins: Dean Kremer vs. Jose Berrios
Padres vs. Brewers: Joe Musgrove vs. Corbin Burnes
Dodgers vs. Astros: Clayton Kershaw vs. Zack Greinke
Cardinals vs. White Sox: Jack Flaherty vs. Lucas Giolito
Rangers vs. Angels: Hyeon-Jong Yang vs. Andrew Heaney
Mariners vs. Athletics: Logan Gilbert vs. Cole Irvin
Giants vs. Diamondbacks: Kevin Gausman vs. Corbin Martin