Braves vs. Cubs Probable Starting Pitchers Today – May 14

The Atlanta Braves (25-13) meet the Chicago Cubs (24-18) on Tuesday at Truist Park, at 7:20 PM ET.

The Braves will give the nod to Chris Sale (5-1, 2.95 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 6 on the season, and the Cubs will turn to Jameson Taillon (3-0, 1.13 ERA).

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Braves vs. Cubs Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2024
  • Time: 7:20 PM ET
  • TV: BSSO
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Venue: Truist Park
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Sale – ATL (5-1, 2.95 ERA) vs Taillon – CHC (3-0, 1.13 ERA)

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Braves Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Chris Sale

  • The Braves’ Sale (5-1) will make his eighth start of the season.
  • The left-hander did not allow a run in six innings pitched on Wednesday in his last outing, a matchup with the Boston Red Sox.
  • The 35-year-old has an ERA of 2.95, a 6.5 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of .984 in seven games this season.
  • In seven starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in three of them.
  • Sale has seven starts in a row of five innings or more.
  • He has finished one appearance without allowing an earned run in seven chances this season.
  • Among qualified major league pitchers this season, the 35-year-old’s 2.95 ERA ranks 26th, .984 WHIP ranks 14th, and 11 K/9 ranks seventh.

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Cubs Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Jameson Taillon

  • Taillon gets the start for the Cubs, his fifth of the season. He is 3-0 with a 1.13 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 24 2/3 innings pitched.
  • His last time out was on Saturday, May 4 against the Milwaukee Brewers, when the right-hander threw six scoreless innings while allowing two hits.
  • The 32-year-old has amassed an ERA of 1.13, with 6 strikeouts per nine innings in four games this season. Opponents are batting .182 against him.
  • Taillon is looking for his third straight quality start.
  • Taillon will try to prolong a five-game streak of pitching five or more innings (he’s averaging six innings per outing).
  • He has had one outing this season that he held his opponents to zero earned runs.
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