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Pitching matchups for Monday’s MLB games

We take a look at the pitching matchups for each MLB game on the slate for Monday, June 21st.

Julio Urias of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on from the mound during the sixth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images

There will only be eight MLB games on Monday and start times will range from 5:10 p.m. ET to 10:00 p.m. ET. The Atlanta Braves and New York Mets will get the ball rolling with the first pitch of the day and the Los Angeles Dodgers will face the San Diego Padres to wrap up the night. Let’s take a look at the best pitching battles to watch.

Here’s a look at the pitching matchups for Monday’s 8-game MLB slate on June 21st.

Best matchup: Julio Urias vs. Yu Darvish

Aaron Civale is the only pitcher with more wins than the Dodgers’ Urias this year. The 24-year-old left has a 1.00 WHIP has only walked 13 batters in 84 innings. He’ll go up against a Padres ace that’s been even better than him this year. Darvish boasts a 0.95 ERA and ranks 17th in strikeouts with 97.

Sleeper matchup: Ian Anderson vs. Jacob deGrom

The Atlanta Braves’ Anderson has cooled off some since starting the year off as one of MLB’s best young arms but has a chance to pad his stats against an abysmal batting team. The New York Mets are dead last in hits and runs this year. Anderson will get a chance to make up for his last poor outing against New York against the best pitcher in the big league. deGrom is set to battle through a shoulder injury while hoping to keep up his outrageous 0.51 WHIP and 0.54 ERA. The Mets ace has a .209 BABIP and 90.6 LOB%.

Braves vs. Mets: Ian Anderson vs. Jacob deGrom
Astros vs. Orioles: Jake Odorizzi vs. Keegan Akin
Indians vs. Cubs: Aaron Civale vs. TBD
Athletics vs. Rangers: Frankie Montas vs. Kyle Gibson
Braves vs. Mets: Ian Anderson vs. Jacob deGrom
Reds vs. Twins: Tyler Mahle vs. JA Happ
Brewers vs. Diamondbacks: Brett Anderson vs. Merrill Kelly
Dodgers vs. Padres: Julio Urias vs. Yu Darvish