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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 7th.

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Most days, we take a look at one or two of the best pitching matchups around Major League Baseball on the schedule. But now, since only three games are happening throughout the whole league today, we’ll give you something to be on the lookout for in each game.

Here’s a look at the pitching matchups for Monday’s three-game MLB slate on June 7th.

Marlins vs. Red Sox: Pablo Lopez vs. Nick Pivetta

The BoSox are definitely the better team here, going 7-3 in their last 10 to the Marlins 2-8. Still, Lopez has been solid for the Fish. He comes into the game with a 2.82 ERA, giving up just six earned runs total in his last four starts.

In that same sample size, Pivetta has given up 12 earned runs. He comes into this game with a 3.77 ERA, but has benefitted from one of the best offenses in baseball giving up plenty of run support even when he falters. Lopez doesn’t have that luxury, so he has to be near perfect for the Marlins to come away with a chance tonight.

Royals vs. Angels: Jackson Kowar vs. Dylan Bundy

The Angels are a total mess, as is tradition it seems. Though tonight they may have the advantage over KC. For LAA, Bundy has had a rough go of it this season, with an ERA over 6 and an 0-6 record to his name. He’s given up 30 runs in just over 32 innings pitched this season and hasn’t made it into the seventh inning during any of his starts.

But the bright side for the Angles is that KC is rolling out a brand new arm. This will be Kowar’s MLB debut, which could be either really good or really bad. He’s an unknown at the highest level of the game. He’s the number four prospect in the KC organization and a top 100 prospect at any position in MLB. At Triple-A this season, he’s worked to a 0.85 ERA in 31.2 innings over six starts.

Cubs vs. Padres: Adbet Alzolay vs. Ryan Weathers

This series marks a rematch of a three-game set that Chicago swept last week. Alzolay and Weathers didn’t face each other in those games, but each did make a start against the opposing team.

Alzolay comes into the game with a 3.62 ERA and two straight wins for the Cubbies. He tossed five innings in his last outing against San Diego, allowing just three hits and one run while striking out seven hitters.

Weathers has been very good at times this season, with a 2.06 ERA, but he took a tough loss when he battled Chicago earlier this month. In the loss, he went five innings, allowing seven hits and four runs while only striking out two. That game was also notable because it was the first time Weathers pitched more than four innings in over a month.