Padres vs. Reds Probable Starting Pitchers Today – May 21

The San Diego Padres (25-25) and Cincinnati Reds (19-28) square off in the first of a three-game series on Tuesday at Great American Ball Park, at 6:40 PM ET. The Padres are coming off a series victory over the Braves, and the Reds a series loss to the Dodgers.

This contest’s pitching matchup is set, as the Padres will send Joe Musgrove (3-3) to the mound, while Andrew Abbott (2-4) will get the nod for the Reds.

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Padres vs. Reds Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2024
  • Time: 6:40 PM ET
  • TV: SDPA
  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Venue: Great American Ball Park
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Musgrove – SD (3-3, 6.37 ERA) vs Abbott – CIN (2-4, 3.06 ERA)

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Padres Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Joe Musgrove

  • Musgrove (3-3) will take the mound for the Padres, his ninth start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Wednesday, May 1 against the Cincinnati Reds, throwing six innings and giving up two earned runs.
  • The 31-year-old has an ERA of 6.37 and 7.9 strikeouts per nine innings, with a batting average against of .308 in eight games this season.
  • In eight starts this season, he’s earned four quality starts.
  • In eight starts, Musgrove has pitched through or past the fifth inning five times. He has a season average of 5.1 frames per outing.
  • He has yet to finish an appearance without an earned run allowed this season.

Joe Musgrove vs. Reds

  • The Reds are batting .217 this season, 29th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .358 (26th in the league) with 43 home runs.
  • This season, the right-hander has pitched against the Reds in one game, and they have gone 4-for-21 with two doubles, a home run and two RBI over six innings.

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Reds Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Andrew Abbott

  • Abbott gets the start for the Reds, his 10th of the season. He is 2-4 with a 3.06 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 50 2/3 innings pitched.
  • His most recent time out came on Wednesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks, when the lefty threw seven innings, surrendering one earned run while giving up four hits.
  • The 24-year-old has amassed an ERA of 3.06, with 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings in nine games this season. Opponents are hitting .228 against him.
  • Abbott has three quality starts under his belt this year.
  • Abbott will try to last five or more innings for his fifth straight start. He’s averaging 5.6 innings per outing.
  • So far during the 2024 campaign he has surrendered one or more earned runs in all of his appearances.
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season, the 24-year-old’s 3.06 ERA ranks 31st, 1.140 WHIP ranks 44th, and 7.4 K/9 ranks 60th.
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