Tuesday’s MLB slate will include 17 games and the action won’t start until later on in the evening. The Chicago Cubs and New York Mets will kick things off with the first pitch of the day at 7:00 p.m. ET and the final game of the night will be between the Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers at 10:10 p.m. ET. Let’s go over the best pitching battled to watch.
Best matchup: Yu Darvish vs. Chi Chi Gonzales
The San Diego Padres’ Darvish ranks 17th in strikeouts with 92 and is 6-2 on the year. He boasts a 0.91 WHIP. Darvish’s BABIP .247 and LOB% (84.1) are at all-time highs. The 34-year-old right-hander struggled in his first matchup against the Colorado Rockies this year but rebounded in his second matchup against them to takky 10 Ks in seven innings.
Sleeper matchup: Trevor Rogers vs. Kwang Hyun Kim
This year’s most exciting rookie pitcher will start in the Miami Marlins Tuesday matchup against the St. Louis Cardinals. He leads all rookies in strikeouts with 89 and ranks 20th in all of MLB. Rogers is 7-3 with a 1.06 WHIP and 2.02 ERA. He’s gotten comfortable in the big leagues now and can get payback against the team he lost to in his MLB debut earlier this year.
Here’s a look at the pitching matchups for Tuesday’s 15-game MLB slate on June 15th.
Cubs vs. Mets: Alec Mills vs. Taijuan Walker
Pirates vs. Nationals: Tyler Anderson vs. Patrick Corbin
Yankees vs. Blue Jays: Jordan Montgomery vs. Hyun Jin Ryu
Orioles vs. Indians: Matt Harvey vs. Cal Quantrill
Red Sox vs. Braves: Eduardo Rodriguez vs. Tucker Davidson
Reds vs. Brewers: Luis Castillo vs. Brett Anderson
Tigers vs. Royals: Casey Mize vs. Mike Minor
Rays vs. White Sox: Shane McClanahan vs. Dallas Keuchel
Rangers vs. Astros: Kyle Gibson vs. Lance McCullers Jr.
Marlins vs. Cardinals: Trevor Rogers vs. Kwang Hyun Kim
Padres vs. Rockies: Yu Darvish vs. Chi Chi Gonzalez
Angels vs. Athletics: Andrew Heaney vs. Frankie Montas
Diamondbacks vs. Giants: TBD vs. Zack Littell
Phillies vs. Dodgers: Zach Eflin vs. Julio Urias
Twins vs. Mariners: JA Happ vs. Chris Flexen