Blue Jays vs. Red Sox Probable Starting Pitchers Today – June 17

The Toronto Blue Jays (35-36) and Boston Red Sox (37-35) square off in the first of a three-game series on Monday at Rogers Centre, at 7:07 PM ET. The Blue Jays are coming off a series victory over the Guardians, and the Red Sox a series win over the Yankees.

The probable pitchers are Yusei Kikuchi (4-5) for the Blue Jays and Nick Pivetta (3-4) for the Red Sox.

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Blue Jays vs. Red Sox Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Monday, June 17, 2024
  • Time: 7:07 PM ET
  • TV: SNET
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Venue: Rogers Centre
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Kikuchi – TOR (4-5, 3.26 ERA) vs Pivetta – BOS (3-4, 3.88 ERA)

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Blue Jays Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Yusei Kikuchi

  • The Blue Jays will send Kikuchi (4-5) to the mound for his 15th start this season.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance was on Wednesday, when he threw five scoreless innings against the Milwaukee Brewers while allowing three hits.
  • The 33-year-old has an ERA of 3.26 and 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings, with a batting average against of .256 in 14 games this season.
  • He has seven quality starts in 14 chances this season.
  • Kikuchi has pitched five or more innings in three straight games and will look to extend that streak.
  • He has two appearances this season with zero earned runs allowed out of his 14 chances this season.
  • Among qualified pitchers this season, the 33-year-old’s 3.26 ERA ranks 30th, 1.228 WHIP ranks 53rd, and 8.8 K/9 ranks 31st.

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Red Sox Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Nick Pivetta

  • Pivetta makes the start for the Red Sox, his 10th of the season. He is 3-4 with a 3.88 ERA and 55 strikeouts in 46 1/3 innings pitched.
  • His most recent appearance was on Wednesday against the Philadelphia Phillies, when the right-hander tossed four innings, surrendering four earned runs while allowing six hits.
  • The 31-year-old has put up an ERA of 3.88, with 10.7 strikeouts per nine innings in nine games this season. Opposing batters have a .214 batting average against him.
  • Pivetta has three quality starts under his belt this year.
  • Pivetta will try to collect his seventh game of five or more innings pitched this season. He averages 5.1 innings per appearance.
  • He has had two appearances this season in which he did not surrender an earned run.

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