Braves vs. Pirates Probable Starting Pitchers Today – May 26

The Pittsburgh Pirates (25-28) will look to sweep the Atlanta Braves (29-20) at PNC Park on Sunday, at 1:35 PM ET.

The probable starters are Chris Sale (7-1) for the Braves and Martin Perez (1-3) for the Pirates.

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Braves vs. Pirates Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Sunday, May 26, 2024
  • Time: 1:35 PM ET
  • TV: BSSE
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Venue: PNC Park
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Sale – ATL (7-1, 2.22 ERA) vs Perez – PIT (1-3, 4.80 ERA)

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Braves Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Chris Sale

  • Sale (7-1) will take to the mound for the Braves and make his 10th start of the season.
  • The left-hander did not allow a run in seven innings pitched on Monday in his last outing, a matchup with the San Diego Padres.
  • The 35-year-old has an ERA of 2.22, an 8.75 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of .865 in nine games this season.
  • He’s looking to extend his three-game quality start streak.
  • Sale will look to finish five or more innings for the 10th start in a row.
  • If he manages to end his start without allowing an earned run, he’d extend his streak of appearances with no earned runs to four.
  • Among qualified major league pitchers this season, the 35-year-old’s 2.22 ERA ranks 10th, .865 WHIP ranks third, and 11.1 K/9 ranks seventh.

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Pirates Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Martín Pérez

  • Perez gets the start for the Pirates, his 11th of the season. He is 1-3 with a 4.80 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 54 1/3 innings pitched.
  • His most recent time out was on Tuesday against the San Francisco Giants, when the left-hander went 4 1/3 innings, surrendering two earned runs while giving up five hits.
  • The 33-year-old has put together a 4.80 ERA and 7.3 strikeouts per nine innings across 10 games this season, while giving up a batting average of .297 to opposing batters.
  • Perez is trying to pick up his fourth quality start of the season in this game.
  • Perez is trying to record his eighth start of five or more innings this season in this game.
  • He has had one outing this season that he kept his opponents to zero earned runs.
  • The 33-year-old ranks 73rd in ERA (4.80), 79th in WHIP (1.528), and 64th in K/9 (7.3) among qualifying pitchers in MLB play this season.
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