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Pitching matchups for Tuesday’s MLB games

We take a look at the pitching matchups for each MLB game on the slate for Tuesday, May 4th.

Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets in action against the Boston Red Sox at Citi Field on April 28, 2021 in New York City. Boston Red Sox defeated the New York Mets 1-0. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Monday’s MLB slate will be one of the largest of the year. Seventeen games are set to take place between 2:20 p.m. ET and 10:10 p.m. ET. Four teams will take part in doubleheaders. We’ve identified a couple of interesting pitching battles to keep an eye on ahead of the action.

Best matchup: Jacob deGrom vs. Johan Oviedo

Update: deGrom has been scratched from tonight’s start with a side issue. Miguel Castro will start.

The New York Mets’ deGrom is playing like the best pitcher in baseball and is well on his way to a third National League Cy Young award. The 32-year-old right-hander entered Monday ranked third in strikeouts (59). He boasts a .57 WHIP and .51 ERA. Ovieda is usually a reliever but will draw a rare start on Tuesday for the Saint Louis Cardinals. The 23-year-old has a .93 WHIP and has given up three earned runs in 9 23 innings.

Sleeper matchup: Alex Wood vs. German Marquez

The San Francisco Giants’ Wood is having a career year in his age-30 season. The lefty is a perfect 3-0 in three starts with a .67 WHIP and 1.50 ERA. He’s given up just three runs in 18 innings. His BABIP is .200 and his LOB percentage is 84.9%. Marquez was supposed to start for the Colorado Rockies on Monday, but that was postponed because of inclement weather. The 26-year-old right-hander hasn't quite figured things out this season, but his BABIP (.295) is solid. The 2018 Silver Slugger recipient can be exciting and rack up Ks when he gets on a roll.

Here’s a look at the pitching matchups for Tuesday’s 15-game MLB slate on May 4th.

Diamondbacks vs. Marlins: Riley Smith vs. Sandy Alcantara
White Sox vs. Reds: Dylan Cease vs. Jeff Hoffman
Astros vs. Yankees: Zack Greinke vs. Domingo German
Braves vs. Nationals: Huascar Ynoa vs. Joe Ross
Brewers vs. Phillies: Eric Lauer vs. Aaron Nola
Tigers vs. Red Sox: Michael Fulmer vs. Nick Pivetta
Dodgers vs. Cubs: Clayton Kershaw vs. Adbert Alzolay
Rangers vs. Twins: Kyle Gibson vs. JA Happ
Mets vs. Cardinals: Miguel Castro vs. Kwang Hyun Kim
Indians vs. Royals: Sam Hentges vs. Mike Minor
Giants vs. Rockies: Alex Wood vs. German Marquez
Rays vs. Angels: Shane McClanahan vs. Jose Quintana
Dodgers vs. Cubs (Game 2): Trevor Bauer vs. Keegan Thompson
Blue Jays vs. Athletics: Anthony Kay vs. Cole Irvin
Orioles vs. Mariners: Jorge Lopez vs. Justin Dunn
Pirates vs. Padres: Mitch Keller vs. Ryan Weathers