Astros vs. Athletics Probable Starting Pitchers Today – May 24

The Houston Astros (22-28) visit the Oakland Athletics (21-31) to start a three-game series at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, with first pitch at 9:40 PM ET on Friday. The Astros are coming off a series defeat to the Angels, and the Athletics a series win over the Rockies.

The Astros will give the ball to Justin Verlander (2-2, 3.97 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 3 on the season, and the Athletics will counter with Ross Stripling (1-8, 5.19 ERA).

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Astros vs. Athletics Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Friday, May 24, 2024
  • Time: 9:40 PM ET
  • Location: Oakland, California
  • Venue: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Verlander – HOU (2-2, 3.97 ERA) vs Stripling – OAK (1-8, 5.19 ERA)

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Astros Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Justin Verlander

  • The Astros will send Verlander (2-2) to the mound for his seventh start this season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday, when he gave up four earned runs and allowed four hits in 4 2/3 innings against the Milwaukee Brewers.
  • The 41-year-old has an ERA of 3.97 and 6.9 strikeouts per nine innings, with a batting average against of .220 in six games this season.
  • He has earned a quality start three times in six starts this season.
  • In six starts this season, Verlander has lasted five or more innings four times, with an average of 5.7 innings per appearance.
  • He has finished two appearances without allowing an earned run in six chances this season.

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Athletics Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Ross Stripling

  • Stripling gets the start for the Athletics, his 11th of the season. He is 1-8 with a 5.19 ERA and 32 strikeouts over 52 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The righty’s last time out was on Saturday against the Kansas City Royals, when he went five innings, surrendering four earned runs while giving up nine hits.
  • The 34-year-old has put up an ERA of 5.19, with 5.5 strikeouts per nine innings in 10 games this season. Opposing hitters have a .317 batting average against him.
  • Stripling is trying to record his third quality start of the year.
  • Stripling will aim to go five or more innings for his third straight appearance. He’s averaging 5.2 innings per outing.
  • He has held his opponents without an earned run in one of his 10 appearances this season.
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB play this season, the 34-year-old’s 5.19 ERA ranks 72nd, 1.558 WHIP ranks 75th, and 5.5 K/9 ranks 74th.

Ross Stripling vs. Astros

  • The opposing Astros offense has a collective .264 batting average, and is second in the league with 454 total hits and 10th in MLB play with 230 runs scored. They have the fourth-ranked slugging percentage (.426) and are fifth in all of MLB with 62 home runs.
  • Stripling has thrown five innings, giving up two earned runs on four hits while striking out one against the Astros this season.
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