Braves vs. Cubs Probable Starting Pitchers Today – May 15

The Atlanta Braves (26-13) have a 2-0 series lead, hoping to sweep the Chicago Cubs (24-19) on Wednesday at Truist Park, at 7:20 PM ET.

The Braves will give the nod to Charlie Morton (3-0, 3.14 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 4 on the season, and the Cubs will turn to Javier Assad (3-0, 1.70 ERA).

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Braves vs. Cubs Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2024
  • Time: 7:20 PM ET
  • TV: BSSO
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Venue: Truist Park
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Morton – ATL (3-0, 3.14 ERA) vs Assad – CHC (3-0, 1.70 ERA)

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Braves Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Charlie Morton

  • The Braves’ Morton (3-0) will make his eighth start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Friday, when he threw seven innings against the New York Mets, giving up one earned run while allowing three hits.
  • The 40-year-old has an ERA of 3.14 and 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings, with a batting average against of .205 in seven games this season.
  • If he completes six or more innings with three or fewer earned runs allowed, he’ll earn his fifth consecutive quality start.
  • Morton has seven starts in a row of five innings or more.
  • He has finished two appearances without allowing an earned run in seven chances this season.
  • The 40-year-old’s 3.14 ERA ranks 33rd, 1.047 WHIP ranks 24th, and 8.4 K/9 ranks 43rd among qualified pitchers in the majors this season.

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Cubs Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Javier Assad

  • Assad (3-0 with a 1.70 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 42 1/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Cubs, his ninth of the season.
  • In his most recent appearance on Friday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the righty went 4 1/3 innings, allowing one earned run while surrendering four hits.
  • The 26-year-old has put up an ERA of 1.70, with 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings in eight games this season. Opponents are hitting .204 against him.
  • Assad is trying to record his third quality start of the season.
  • Assad has put together six starts this campaign where he pitched five or more innings.
  • In two of his appearances this season he has not give up an earned run.
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