Mariners vs. Nationals Probable Starting Pitchers Today – May 24

The Seattle Mariners (27-24) have dropped two games in a row as they ready to take on the Washington Nationals (21-27), who have also lost two straight. Friday’s outing at Nationals Park begins at 6:45 PM ET.

This contest’s pitching matchup is set, as the Mariners will send George Kirby (4-4) to the mound, while MacKenzie Gore (2-4) will answer the bell for the Nationals.

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Mariners vs. Nationals Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Friday, May 24, 2024
  • Time: 6:45 PM ET
  • TV: ROOT Sports NW
  • Location: Washington D.C.
  • Venue: Nationals Park
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Kirby – SEA (4-4, 3.99 ERA) vs Gore – WSH (2-4, 3.30 ERA)

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Mariners Probable Starting Pitcher Today: George Kirby

  • Kirby (4-4) will take the mound for the Mariners, his 11th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Sunday, when he tossed six innings while giving up five earned runs on nine hits in a matchup with the Baltimore Orioles.
  • The 26-year-old has pitched to a 3.99 ERA this season with 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 0.8 walks per nine across 10 games.
  • He has earned a quality start five times in 10 starts this season.
  • Kirby has pitched five or more innings in seven straight games and will look to extend that streak.
  • He has finished four appearances without allowing an earned run in 10 chances this season.
  • Among qualified major league pitchers this season, the 26-year-old’s 3.99 ERA ranks 56th, 1.012 WHIP ranks 16th, and 8.6 K/9 ranks 36th.

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Nationals Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: MacKenzie Gore

  • The Nationals are sending Gore (2-4) out to make his 10th start of the season. He is 2-4 with a 3.30 ERA and 54 strikeouts over 46 1/3 innings pitched.
  • In his last time out on Saturday against the Philadelphia Phillies, the lefty tossed 6 1/3 innings, allowing two earned runs while surrendering three hits.
  • The 25-year-old has an ERA of 3.30, with 10.5 strikeouts per nine innings in nine games this season. Opponents have a .268 batting average against him.
  • Gore is looking to build upon a second-game quality start streak in this outing.
  • Gore will aim to pitch five or more innings for his third straight start. He’s averaging 5.1 frames per outing.
  • In one of his nine total appearances this season he has not allowed an earned run.
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