Cubs vs. Mets Probable Starting Pitchers Today – June 23

The Chicago Cubs (37-40) and New York Mets (36-39) play a rubber match on Sunday at 7:10 PM ET, with the series deadlocked at 1-1.

The Cubs will give the nod to Javier Assad (4-2, 2.75 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 5 on the season, and the Mets will counter with Luis Severino (4-2, 3.52 ERA).

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Cubs vs. Mets Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Sunday, June 23, 2024
  • Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • TV: ESPN
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Venue: Wrigley Field
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Assad – CHC (4-2, 2.75 ERA) vs Severino – NYM (4-2, 3.52 ERA)

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Cubs Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Javier Assad

  • The Cubs’ Assad (4-2) will make his 16th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Tuesday, when he tossed five innings while giving up one earned run on five hits in a matchup with the San Francisco Giants.
  • The 26-year-old has an ERA of 2.75, a 2.47 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.246 in 15 games this season.
  • He has started 15 games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in three of them.
  • Assad has 11 starts of five or more innings this season in 15 chances. He averages 5.2 innings per outing.
  • He has three appearances with no earned runs allowed in 15 chances this season.
  • Among qualified pitchers in the majors this campaign, the 26-year-old ranks 12th in ERA (2.75), 51st in WHIP (1.246), and 28th in K/9 (9).

Javier Assad vs. Mets

  • The Mets are batting .247 this season, 11th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .402 (11th in the league) with 87 home runs.
  • The right-hander has faced the Mets one time this season, allowing them to go 5-for-19 with an RBI in five innings.

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Mets Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Luis Severino

  • Severino (4-2 with a 3.52 ERA and 61 strikeouts in 84 1/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Mets, his 15th of the season.
  • His most recent time out came on Wednesday against the Texas Rangers, when the righty went 6 1/3 innings, surrendering six earned runs while allowing eight hits.
  • In 14 games this season, the 30-year-old has amassed an ERA of 3.52, with 6.5 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are batting .224 against him.
  • Severino has six quality starts this season.
  • Severino will try to build upon a 15-game streak of pitching five or more innings (he’s averaging six innings per appearance).
  • In one of his appearances this season he has not give up an earned run.
  • The 30-year-old’s 3.52 ERA ranks 43rd, 1.198 WHIP ranks 44th, and 6.5 K/9 ranks 65th among qualifying pitchers this season.

Luis Severino vs. Cubs

  • He will face a Cubs offense that ranks 18th in the league with 324 total runs scored while batting .230 as a squad. His opponent has a collective .371 slugging percentage (21st in MLB action) and has hit a total of 74 home runs (20th in the league).
  • In eight innings over one appearance against the Cubs this season, Severino has a 1.13 ERA and a 0.375 WHIP while his opponents are batting .042.

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