Astros vs. Athletics Probable Starting Pitchers Today – May 14

The Houston Astros (16-25) match up against the Oakland Athletics (19-24) after Alex Bregman hit a pair of home runs in a 9-2 victory over the Athletics. The game begins at 8:10 PM ET on Tuesday.

The Astros will give the nod to Ronel Blanco (4-0, 2.23 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 5 on the season, and the Athletics will counter with JP Sears (3-2, 4.20 ERA).

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Astros vs. Athletics Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2024
  • Time: 8:10 PM ET
  • TV: SCHN
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Venue: Minute Maid Park
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Blanco – HOU (4-0, 2.23 ERA) vs Sears – OAK (3-2, 4.20 ERA)

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Astros Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Ronel Blanco

  • Blanco (4-0) will take the mound for the Astros, his eighth start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up two earned runs and allowed four hits in 5 2/3 innings pitched against the New York Yankees on Thursday.
  • The 30-year-old has an ERA of 2.23 and 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings, with a batting average against of .163 in seven games this season.
  • In seven starts this season, he’s earned five quality starts.
  • Blanco has pitched five or more innings in seven straight games and will look to extend that streak.
  • He has made seven appearances and finished two of them without allowing an earned run.
  • The 30-year-old ranks eighth in ERA (2.23), 19th in WHIP (1.015), and 46th in K/9 (8.3) among qualified pitchers in the majors this year.

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Athletics Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: JP Sears

  • Sears (3-2) gets the starting nod for the Athletics in his ninth start of the season. He has a 4.20 ERA in 45 2/3 innings pitched, with 33 strikeouts.
  • In his most recent time out on Wednesday, the lefty went 5 2/3 innings against the Texas Rangers, allowing four earned runs while surrendering eight hits.
  • In eight games this season, the 28-year-old has put up an ERA of 4.20, with 6.6 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are batting .229 against him.
  • Sears has registered three quality starts this year.
  • Sears will try to last five or more innings for his eighth straight start. He’s averaging 5.6 innings per outing.
  • He has had three appearances this season that he held his opponents to zero earned runs.
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season, the 28-year-old’s 4.20 ERA ranks 65th, 1.133 WHIP ranks 40th, and 6.6 K/9 ranks 69th.
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