Braves vs. Cubs Probable Starting Pitchers Today – May 22

The Atlanta Braves (27-18) will look to Marcell Ozuna, riding a 14-game hitting streak, against the Chicago Cubs (27-22) at 7:40 PM ET on Wednesday, at Wrigley Field.

The Braves will call on Max Fried (3-2) against the Cubs and Justin Steele (0-1).

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Braves vs. Cubs Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2024
  • Time: 7:40 PM ET
  • TV: BSSO
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Venue: Wrigley Field
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Fried – ATL (3-2, 3.81 ERA) vs Steele – CHC (0-1, 5.21 ERA)

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Braves Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Max Fried

  • Fried (3-2) will take to the mound for the Braves and make his 10th start of the season.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Friday, when he gave up three earned runs and allowed nine hits in 4 1/3 innings against the San Diego Padres.
  • The 30-year-old has an ERA of 3.81 and 7.1 strikeouts per nine innings, with a batting average against of .213 in nine games this season.
  • He has earned a quality start four times in nine starts this season.
  • Fried has made six starts of five or more innings in nine chances this season, and averages 5.5 frames when he pitches.
  • He has finished three appearances without allowing an earned run in nine chances this season.
  • Among qualified pitchers this year, the 30-year-old’s 3.81 ERA ranks 50th, 1.188 WHIP ranks 47th, and 7.1 K/9 ranks 62nd.

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Cubs Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Justin Steele

  • Steele gets the start for the Cubs, his fifth of the season. He is 0-1 with a 5.21 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 19 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his last appearance on Thursday, the left-hander threw 5 2/3 innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates, allowing four earned runs while surrendering six hits.
  • In four games this season, the 28-year-old has an ERA of 5.21, with 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .247 against him.
  • Steele will look to record his second game of five or more innings pitched this season. He’s averaging 4.8 innings per appearance.
  • He has made one appearances this season in which he did not surrender an earned run.
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