Astros vs. Twins Probable Starting Pitchers Today – May 31

Ryan Jeffers leads the Minnesota Twins (31-25) into a matchup versus the Houston Astros (25-32), a game after homering twice in a 7-6 victory over the Royals, at 8:10 PM ET on Friday.

The Astros will look to Ronel Blanco (5-0) versus the Twins and Pablo Lopez (4-5).

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Astros vs. Twins Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Friday, May 31, 2024
  • Time: 8:10 PM ET
  • TV: MLB Network
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Venue: Minute Maid Park
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Blanco – HOU (5-0, 1.99 ERA) vs Lopez – MIN (4-5, 5.25 ERA)

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Astros Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Ronel Blanco

  • The Astros will send Blanco (5-0) to the mound for his 10th start this season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Sunday, when he gave up one earned run and allowed four hits in seven innings against the Oakland Athletics.
  • The 30-year-old has an ERA of 1.99 and 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings, with a batting average against of .174 in nine games this season.
  • He has earned a quality start six times in nine starts this season.
  • Blanco has started nine games this season, and he’s lasted five or more innings eight times. He averages 6 innings per appearance.
  • He has three appearances this season with zero earned runs allowed out of his nine chances this season.

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Twins Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Pablo Lopez

  • Lopez (4-5) gets the starting nod for the Twins in his 12th start of the season. He has a 5.25 ERA in 60 2/3 innings pitched, with 69 strikeouts.
  • In his most recent time out on Sunday against the Texas Rangers, the righty tossed 4 2/3 innings, giving up six earned runs while surrendering seven hits.
  • In 11 games this season, the 28-year-old has put up an ERA of 5.25, with 10.4 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .256 against him.
  • Lopez enters the matchup with five quality starts under his belt this season.
  • Lopez will try to secure his ninth matchup of five or more innings pitched this season. He averages 5.5 innings per appearance.
  • He given up at least one earned run in each of his appearances in 2024.
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season, the 28-year-old ranks 73rd in ERA (5.25), 44th in WHIP (1.167), and 12th in K/9 (10.4).

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