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Pitching matchups for Wednesday’s MLB games

We take a look at the pitching matchups for each MLB game on the slate for Wednesday, May 5.

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Shane Bieber throws a pitch during the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field. Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

We got some bad pitcher news on Tuesday afternoon when the New York Mets had to scratch ace Jacob deGrom from his scheduled start. The NL Cy Young frontrunner is dealing with inflammation in his lat and may need an injured list stint. That shouldn’t set him back too much in his quest for a third Cy Young award. Hell, deGrom may even have a shot at NL MVP this season.

As far as pitching matchups for Wednesday, well, there are a few strong young starters going. Ohtani will start against the Rays after being scratched on Monday from his start vs. Tyler Glasnow. The reigning AL Cy Young winner is on the hill against the surprising Royals, who entered Tuesday 16-11. Kansas City has dropped four of its past six games, so this is a spot to look for Bieber to dominate in again.

Here’s a look at the pitching matchups for Wednesday’s 16-game MLB slate on DATE.

White Sox vs. Reds: Dallas Keuchel vs Sonny Gray
Giants vs. Rockies: Logan Webb vs Jon Gray
Orioles vs. Mariners: John Means vs Yusei Kikuchi
Diamondbacks vs. Marlins: Luke Weaver vs Pablo Lopez
Braves vs. Nationals: Max Fried vs Erick Fedde
Astros vs. Yankees: Luis Garcia vs Jordan Montgomery
Brewers vs. Phillies: Freddy Peralta vs Chase Anderson
Tigers vs. Red Sox: Casey Mize vs Martin Perez
Dodgers vs. Cubs: Walker Buehler vs Jake Arrieta
Rangers vs. Twins: Hyeon-Jong Yang vs Michael Pineda
Mets vs. Cardinals, Game 1: Marcus Stroman vs Kwang Hyun Kim
Mets vs. Cardinals, Game 2: Miguel Castro vs. Johan Oviedo
Indians vs. Royals: Shane Bieber vs Brady Singer
Pirates vs. Padres: JT Brubaker vs Yu Darvish
Rays vs. Angels: Ryan Yarbrough vs Shohei Ohtani
Blue Jays vs. Athletics: Robbie Ray vs Chris Bassitt