Cardinals vs. Cubs Probable Starting Pitchers Today – May 26

The St. Louis Cardinals (24-26) take a four-game winning streak into a home matchup versus the Chicago Cubs (27-25) at 7:10 PM ET on Sunday.

The probable starters are Sonny Gray (6-2) for the Cardinals and Javier Assad (4-0) for the Cubs.

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Cardinals vs. Cubs Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Sunday, May 26, 2024
  • Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • TV: ESPN
  • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Venue: Busch Stadium
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Gray – STL (6-2, 2.87 ERA) vs Assad – CHC (4-0, 1.70 ERA)

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Cardinals Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Sonny Gray

  • Gray (6-2) will take to the mound for the Cardinals and make his ninth start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Monday, when he threw 5 2/3 innings against the Baltimore Orioles, giving up one earned run while allowing three hits.
  • The 34-year-old has pitched in eight games this season with a 2.87 ERA and 11.3 strikeouts per nine innings with a batting average against of .223.
  • In eight starts this season, he’s earned four quality starts.
  • Gray will look to finish five or more innings for the ninth start in a row.
  • He has finished three appearances without allowing an earned run in eight chances this season.

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Cubs Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Javier Assad

  • Assad (4-0) takes the mound first for the Cubs in his 11th start of the season. He has a 1.70 ERA in 53 2/3 innings pitched, with 46 strikeouts.
  • His most recent appearance came on Tuesday against the Atlanta Braves, when the righty tossed 4 2/3 innings, surrendering two earned runs while allowing four hits.
  • The 26-year-old has an ERA of 1.70, with 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings in 10 games this season. Opponents have a .202 batting average against him.
  • Assad has three quality starts under his belt this year.
  • Assad has seven starts this campaign that he pitched five or more innings.
  • He has made three appearances this season in which he did not surrender an earned run.
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB play this season, the 26-year-old’s 1.70 ERA ranks third, 1.113 WHIP ranks 39th, and 7.8 K/9 ranks 53rd.
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