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Breaking down pitching matchups for MLB games on Thursday, June 10th

We take a look at the pitching matchups for each MLB game on the slate for Thursday, June 10th.

Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park on May 30, 2021 in Washington, DC. Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images

Thursday’s 10-game MLB slate will begin at 12:35 p.m. ET with Dodgers-Pirates and Brewers-Reds, and ends with a 9:40 p.m. ET matchup between the Royals and A’s. There aren’t a ton of superstar arms set to take the mound on getaway day, but there are a couple of key pitching battles worth watching. Here’s are a pair that could be interesting.

Best matchup: Anthony DeSclafani vs. Max Scherzer

The San Francisco Giants’ DeSclafani isn’t necessarily a stud but has MLB’s second-best scoring defense behind him. His 1.11 ERA and .249 BABIP have helped him secure a 5-2 record. The Washington Nationals are one of the NBA’s most efficient teams at the plate and boast a .247 batting average, though. Scherzer entered Tuesday only behind Shane Bieber and Tyler Glasnow in Ks. His .82 WHIP, .242 BABIP, and 89.1% LOB show that he doesn't give up much.

Sleeper matchup: Chi Chi Gonzalez vs. Trevor Rogers

The Colorado Rockiers’ Gonzalez isn’t much to look at, but the Miami Marlins’ Rogers appears to be MLB’s best rookie pitcher. He leads all rookies with 81 strikeouts this year and ranks 16th overall in Ks. Rogers’ WHIP (1.09) and ERA (1.97) are top-notch, and he’s one of three pitchers who’ve given up 15 or fewer runs through 68 innings pitched. Colorado is a middle-of-the-road team at the plate but could challenge Miami’s first-year ace.

Here’s a look at the pitching matchups for Thursday’s 10-game MLB slate on June 10th.

Dodgers vs. Pirates: Julio Urias vs. Mitch Keller
Brewers vs. Reds: Freddy Peralta vs. Luis Castillo
Braves vs. Phillies: Ian Anderson vs. Zack Wheeler
Mariners vs. Tigers: Justus Sheffield vs. TBD
Giants vs. Nationals: Anthony DeSclafani vs. Max Scherzer
Rockies vs. Marlins: Chi Chi Gonzalez vs. Trevor Rogers
Astros vs. Red Sox: Zack Greinke vs. Eduardo Rodriguez
Blue Jays vs. White Sox: Hyun Jin Ryu vs. Dallas Keuchel
Yankees vs. Twins: Michael King vs. J.A. Happ
Royals vs. Athletics: Mike Minor vs. Frankie Montas