Cubs vs. Mets Probable Starting Pitchers Today – June 21

The Chicago Cubs (36-39) will look to Dansby Swanson, currently on a two-game homer streak, against the New York Mets (35-38) at 2:20 PM ET on Friday, at Wrigley Field.

This contest’s pitching matchup is set, as the Cubs will send Shota Imanaga (7-1) to the mound, while Jose Quintana (2-5) will answer the bell for the Mets.

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Cubs vs. Mets Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Friday, June 21, 2024
  • Time: 2:20 PM ET
  • TV: MARQ
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Venue: Wrigley Field
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Imanaga – CHC (7-1, 1.89 ERA) vs Quintana – NYM (2-5, 4.98 ERA)

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Cubs Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Shota Imanaga

  • The Cubs will hand the ball to Imanaga (7-1) for his 14th start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance was on Saturday, when he threw seven innings against the St. Louis Cardinals, giving up one earned run while allowing four hits.
  • The 30-year-old has an ERA of 1.89, a 7.09 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of .987 in 13 games this season.
  • He’s going for his third straight quality start.
  • Imanaga has pitched five or more innings in two straight games and will look to extend that streak.
  • He has made 13 appearances and finished six of them without allowing an earned run.
  • The 30-year-old’s 1.89 ERA ranks third, .987 WHIP ranks 11th, and 9.2 K/9 ranks 23rd among qualified pitchers in the majors this season.

Shota Imanaga vs. Mets

  • The Mets have scored 337 runs this season, which ranks 12th in MLB. They are batting .246 for the campaign with 83 home runs, ninth in the league.
  • The Mets have gone 3-for-23 in seven innings this season against the left-hander.

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Mets Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: José Quintana

  • Quintana makes the start for the Mets, his 15th of the season. He is 2-5 with a 4.98 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 72 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The lefty last appeared on Saturday against the San Diego Padres, when he tossed six innings, allowing one earned run while giving up two hits.
  • The 35-year-old has an ERA of 4.98, with 6.2 strikeouts per nine innings in 14 games this season. Opponents are hitting .264 against him.
  • Quintana has recorded four quality starts this season.
  • Quintana will look to record his 11th matchup of five or more innings pitched this season. He averages 5.2 innings per appearance.
  • So far during the 2024 campaign he has surrendered one or more earned runs in each of his outings.

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