Blue Jays vs. Pirates Probable Starting Pitchers Today – June 1

The Toronto Blue Jays (27-29) will aim to keep a four-game winning streak going when they host the Pittsburgh Pirates (26-31) at 3:07 PM ET on Saturday.

The Blue Jays will call on Yusei Kikuchi (2-4) against the Pirates and Mitch Keller (6-3).

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Blue Jays vs. Pirates Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Saturday, June 1, 2024
  • Time: 3:07 PM ET
  • TV: SportsNet PT
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Venue: Rogers Centre
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Kikuchi – TOR (2-4, 3.25 ERA) vs Keller – PIT (6-3, 3.59 ERA)

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Blue Jays Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Yusei Kikuchi

  • The Blue Jays will send Kikuchi (2-4) to the mound for his 12th start this season.
  • The left-hander gave up five earned runs and allowed eight hits in three innings pitched against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.
  • The 32-year-old has pitched in 11 games this season with a 3.25 ERA and 9 strikeouts per nine innings with a batting average against of .253.
  • He has earned a quality start six times in 11 starts this season.
  • Kikuchi has made eight starts of five or more innings in 11 chances this season, and averages 5.5 frames when he pitches.
  • He has finished one appearance without allowing an earned run in 11 chances this season.
  • Among qualified pitchers this campaign, the 32-year-old’s 3.25 ERA ranks 35th, 1.197 WHIP ranks 53rd, and 9 K/9 ranks 30th.

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Pirates Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Mitch Keller

  • The Pirates are sending Keller (6-3) to the mound to make his 12th start of the season. He is 6-3 with a 3.59 ERA and 58 strikeouts through 67 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his last appearance on Saturday against the Atlanta Braves, the right-hander went 6 2/3 innings, giving up one earned run while surrendering six hits.
  • The 28-year-old has an ERA of 3.59, with 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings in 11 games this season. Opponents are batting .253 against him.
  • Keller is trying for his fifth straight quality start.
  • Keller will look to build on a 12-game streak of going five or more innings (he’s averaging 6.1 frames per outing).
  • He has had one outing this season that he kept his opponents to zero earned runs.
  • Among pitchers who qualify in MLB play this season, the 28-year-old ranks 52nd in ERA (3.59), 59th in WHIP (1.241), and 55th in K/9 (7.7).

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