Wednesday’s MLB slate will feature 15 games and will begin at 1:15 p.m. ET with a Miami Marlins-St. Louis Cardinals matchup. A pair of games at 10:10 p.m. ET will wrap up the action, and quite a few notable pitchers will take the mound along the way. Here are a couple of pitching battles to watch.
Best matchup: Zach Wheeler vs. Clayton Kershaw
The last game of the night will feature two big-time starters. Wheeler is having a career year in his second season with the Philadelphia Phillies and ranks fourth in MLB with 112 Ks. He’s 4-3 with a 0.90 WHIP and a 2.29 ERA. Seeing him face off against one of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ top arms should be interesting. Clayton Kershaw is 16th in strikeouts with 95 and has a 0.97 WHIP this season. He’s not having his best season by any means, but he’s keeping runners off the base paths at a high level.
Sleeper matchup: Robert Stock vs. Jacob deGrom
The New York Mets’ deGrom is indisputably the best pitcher in baseball, so he’s always must-watch television. His numbers are otherworld at this point. The 32-year-old has a 0.53 WHIP and 0.56 ERA. deGrom’s .211 BABIP and 90.6 LOB% illustrate how ridiculous he’s been this year. Stock is making his 2021 debut for the Cubs and could post solid numbers against one of the worst hitting teams in MLB. The 31-year-old has played sparingly over the last two seasons, but deGrom is the main attraction, anyway.
Here’s a look at the pitching matchups for Wednesday’s 15-game MLB slate on June 16th.
Marlins vs. Cardinals: Sandy Alcantara vs. Johan Oviedo
Reds vs. Brewers: Tyler Mahle vs. Freddy Peralta
Tigers vs. Royals: Tarik Skubal vs. Brady Singer
Rays vs. White Sox: Ryan Yarbrough vs. Lucas Giolito
Padres vs. Rockies: Blake Snell vs. Kyle Freeland
Angels vs. Athletics: Griffin Canning vs. Cole Irvin
Pirates vs. Nationals: Chase De Jong vs. Paulo Espino
Red Sox vs. Braves: Garrett Richards vs. Ian Anderson
Yankees vs. Blue Jays: Gerrit Cole vs. Ross Stripling
Orioles vs. Indians: Keegan Akin vs. Aaron Civale
Cubs vs. Mets: Robert Stock vs. Jacob deGrom
Rangers vs. Astros: Jordan Lyles vs. Zack Greinke
Diamondbacks vs. Giants: Merrill Kelly vs. Anthony DeSclafani
Twins vs. Mariners: Bailey Ober vs. Justus Sheffield
Phillies vs. Dodgers: Zach Wheeler vs. Clayton Kershaw