Padres vs. Royals Probable Starting Pitchers Today – May 31

The San Diego Padres (30-29) and Kansas City Royals (35-23) clash in the first of a three-game series on Friday at Kauffman Stadium, at 8:10 PM ET. The Padres are coming off a series victory over the Marlins, and the Royals a series loss to the Twins.

The probable pitchers are Dylan Cease (5-4) for the Padres and Michael Wacha (4-5) for the Royals.

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Padres vs. Royals Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Friday, May 31, 2024
  • Time: 8:10 PM ET
  • TV: SDPA
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Venue: Kauffman Stadium
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Cease – SD (5-4, 3.29 ERA) vs Wacha – KC (4-5, 4.31 ERA)

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Padres Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Dylan Cease

  • Cease (5-4) will take to the mound for the Padres and make his 12th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Sunday, when he threw 6 2/3 innings against the New York Yankees, giving up four earned runs while allowing eight hits.
  • The 28-year-old has pitched in 11 games this season with an ERA of 3.29, a 4.1 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of .959.
  • He has earned a quality start six times in 11 starts this season.
  • Cease has started 11 games this season, and he’s lasted five or more innings nine times. He averages 5.9 innings per appearance.
  • In 11 appearances this season, he has finished two without allowing an earned run.
  • Among qualified pitchers in the majors this season, the 28-year-old ranks 37th in ERA (3.29), ninth in WHIP (.959), and fifth in K/9 (11.2).

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Royals Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Michael Wacha

  • The Royals are sending Wacha (4-5) out for his 12th start of the season. He is 4-5 with a 4.31 ERA and 54 strikeouts in 62 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his last time out on Sunday, the right-hander threw six innings against the Tampa Bay Rays, allowing two earned runs while surrendering three hits.
  • In 11 games this season, the 32-year-old has a 4.31 ERA and 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .253 to opposing batters.
  • Wacha is seeking his fifth quality start in a row.
  • Wacha is aiming for his fifth straight outing lasting five or more innings. He averages 5.7 innings per start.
  • He has made one appearances this season in which he did not surrender an earned run.
  • The 32-year-old’s 4.31 ERA ranks 66th, 1.261 WHIP ranks 59th, and 7.8 K/9 ranks 50th among qualifying pitchers this season.

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