Blue Jays vs. Pirates Probable Starting Pitchers Today – May 31

The Toronto Blue Jays (26-29) and Pittsburgh Pirates (26-30) square off in the first of a three-game series on Friday at Rogers Centre, at 7:07 PM ET. The Blue Jays are coming off a series victory over the White Sox, and the Pirates a series split with the Tigers.

This contest’s pitching matchup is set, as the Blue Jays will send Jose Berrios (5-4) to the mound, while Bailey Falter (3-2) will answer the bell for the Pirates.

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Blue Jays vs. Pirates Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Friday, May 31, 2024
  • Time: 7:07 PM ET
  • TV: SN1
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Venue: Rogers Centre
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Berrios – TOR (5-4, 2.94 ERA) vs Falter – PIT (3-2, 3.55 ERA)

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Blue Jays Probable Starting Pitcher Today: José Berríos

  • The Blue Jays’ Berrios (5-4) will make his 12th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Saturday, when he threw seven innings against the Detroit Tigers, giving up two earned runs while allowing seven hits.
  • The 30-year-old has an ERA of 2.94, a 2.94 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.099 in 11 games this season.
  • He’s looking to extend his three-game quality start streak.
  • Berrios will look to finish five or more innings for the fourth start in a row.
  • He has three appearances with no earned runs allowed in 11 chances this season.
  • Among qualified major league pitchers this season, the 30-year-old’s 2.94 ERA ranks 24th, 1.099 WHIP ranks 31st, and 7.1 K/9 ranks 66th.

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Pirates Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Bailey Falter

  • Falter (3-2 with a 3.55 ERA and 33 strikeouts in 58 1/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Pirates, his 11th of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance came on Friday against the Atlanta Braves, when he tossed 7 1/3 innings, surrendering three earned runs while allowing six hits.
  • The 27-year-old has a 3.55 ERA and 5.1 strikeouts per nine innings across 10 games this season, while allowing a batting average of .206 to opposing hitters.
  • Falter is trying to prolong a third-game quality start streak in this matchup.
  • Falter will try to go five or more innings for his 10th straight appearance. He’s averaging 5.8 frames per outing.
  • He has had two appearances this season in which he did not surrender an earned run.
  • Among pitchers who qualify in MLB play this season, the 27-year-old ranks 49th in ERA (3.55), 10th in WHIP (.977), and 78th in K/9 (5.1).

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