Astros vs. Athletics Probable Starting Pitchers Today – May 26

The Houston Astros (23-29) visit the Oakland Athletics (22-32) at 4:07 PM ET on Sunday, with both teams hoping to win the series.

This contest’s pitching matchup is set, as the Astros will send Ronel Blanco (4-0) to the mound, while Aaron Brooks (0-1) will answer the bell for the Athletics.

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Astros vs. Athletics Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Sunday, May 26, 2024
  • Time: 4:07 PM ET
  • TV: SCHN
  • Location: Oakland, California
  • Venue: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Blanco – HOU (4-0, 2.09 ERA) vs Brooks – OAK (0-1, 4.15 ERA)

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Astros Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Ronel Blanco

  • Blanco (4-0) will take to the mound for the Astros and make his ninth start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Wednesday, May 15, when he allowed four hits in three scoreless innings against the Oakland Athletics.
  • The 30-year-old has pitched to a 2.09 ERA this season with 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 4 walks per nine across eight games.
  • He has five quality starts in eight chances this season.
  • Blanco has started eight games this season, and he’s lasted five or more innings seven times. He averages 5.9 innings per appearance.
  • He has made eight appearances and finished three of them without allowing an earned run.

Ronel Blanco vs. Athletics

  • The Athletics rank 27th in MLB with a .223 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 16th in the league (.384) and 66 home runs.
  • This season, the right-hander has pitched against the Athletics in one game, and they have gone 4-for-13 with a double over three innings.

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Athletics Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Aaron Brooks

  • Brooks (0-1) gets the start for the Athletics, his third of the season.
  • In his last appearance on Wednesday, the righty threw six innings against the Colorado Rockies, allowing three earned runs while surrendering six hits.
  • He has a 4.15 ERA and 5.5 strikeouts per nine innings while opponents are batting .260 against him over his two games this season.
  • Brooks is seeking his third quality start in a row.
  • Brooks will try to last five or more innings for his third straight start. He’s averaging 6.5 innings per outing.

Aaron Brooks vs. Astros

  • The opposing Astros offense has a collective .263 batting average, and is second in the league with 470 total hits and 10th in MLB play with 237 runs scored. They have the fourth-ranked slugging percentage (.421) and are fifth in all of MLB with 63 home runs.
  • In seven innings over one appearance against the Astros this season, Brooks has a 3.86 ERA and a 1.143 WHIP while his opponents are batting .280.
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