We have a full 15-game slate on Wednesday, with the first game beginning at 1:110 p.m. ET between the Baltimore Orioles and Minnesota Twins. We are going to look at the best pitching matchup and the sleeper pitching matchup that could turn out to be a pitchers’ duel.
Best Matchup: John Gant vs. Carlos Rodon
We started off Wednesday with a great pitching matchup at 2:10 p.m. ET between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago White Sox. Jon Gant will be on the mound for red birds, while Carlos Rodon will get the start for the Sox. Gant has a record of 3-3 with an ERA of 2.04 and 32 strikeouts in eight starts this season. The 28-year-old starter had another quality outing for the Cardinals last week against the Pirates. Gant only allowed 5 hits, 2 earned runs, 1 walk and had three strikeouts in 5.1 IP.
As for Rodon, he is coming off an impressive performance against the New York Yankees last week, which is just another star on his resume. The former first-round pick produced a season-high 13 strikeouts and only gave up 2 hits in 6.0 IP. This season, he has a record of 5-1 and 1.27 ERA through seven starts.
Sleeper Matchup: Trevor Bauer vs. Luis Garcia
When it comes to the sleeper matchup, we usually do not involve the likes of Trevor Bauer, who has been one of the best pitchers in baseball. However, Bauer will be facing off against Luis Garcia for the Astros. Bauer, the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner, is 5-2 with an ERA of 1.98 through 10 starts this season. He’s also recorded 88 strikeouts in only 63.2 IP. As for Garcia, he has a record of 2-3 and 3.38 ERA through seven starts (nine games) this season.
Here’s a look at the pitching matchups for Wednesday’s 15-game MLB slate on May 26th.
Orioles vs. Twins: Jorge Lopez vs. Michael Pineda
Cardinals vs. White Sox: John Gant vs. Carlos Rodon
Mariners vs. Athletics: TBD vs. James Kaprielian
Rangers vs. Angels: Dane Dunning vs. Griffin Canning
Cubs vs. Pirates: Trevor Williams vs. Wil Crowe
Phillies vs. Marlins: Aaron Nola vs. TBD
Reds vs. Nationals: Jeff Hoffman vs. Joe Ross
Blue Jays vs. Yankees: Alek Manoah vs. Domingo German
Braves vs. Red Sox: Drew Smyly vs. Nick Pivetta
Indians vs. Tigers: TBD vs. Jose Urena
Rockies vs. Mets: German Marquez vs. Marcus Stroman
Royals vs. Rays: Mike Minor vs. Tyler Glasnow
Dodgers vs. Astros: Trevor Bauer vs. Luis Garcia
Padres vs. Brewers: Chris Paddack vs. Adrian Houser
Giants vs. Diamondbacks: Johnny Cueto vs. Merrill Kelly