Pirates vs. Cubs Probable Starting Pitchers Today – May 17

The Pittsburgh Pirates (20-25) visit the Chicago Cubs (25-20) at 2:20 PM ET on Friday.

The Pirates will give the ball to Paul Skenes and the Cubs will counter with Kyle Hendricks (0-3, 10.04 ERA).

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Pirates vs. Cubs Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Friday, May 17, 2024
  • Time: 2:20 PM ET
  • TV: MLB Network
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Venue: Wrigley Field
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Skenes – PIT (0-0, 6.75 ERA) vs Hendricks – CHC (0-3, 10.04 ERA)

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Pirates Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Paul Skenes

  • Skenes will take to the mound for the Pirates, his second start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday against the Chicago Cubs, throwing four innings and giving up three earned runs.
  • He has an ERA of 6.75, a 3.5 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 2.000 in one game this season.

Paul Skenes vs. Cubs

  • The Cubs rank ninth in MLB with 206 runs scored this season. They have a .236 batting average this campaign with 47 home runs (11th in the league).
  • The right-hander has faced the Cubs one time this season, allowing them to go 6-for-17 with a double, a home run and three RBI in four innings.

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Cubs Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Kyle Hendricks

  • Hendricks makes the start for the Cubs, his seventh of the season. He is 0-3 with a 10.04 ERA and 21 strikeouts over 26 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander’s last time out came on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, when he went five innings, surrendering one earned run while giving up two hits.
  • The 34-year-old has amassed a 10.04 ERA and 7.3 strikeouts per nine innings across six games this season, while giving up a batting average of .342 to opposing batters.
  • So far this year, Hendricks has not recorded a quality start.
  • Hendricks has pitched five or more innings in a game two times this year heading into this matchup.
  • He allowed one or more earned runs in all of his outings in 2024.

Kyle Hendricks vs. Pirates

  • He will match up with a Pirates team that is hitting .223 as a unit (27th in the MLB). They are also slugging a collective .352 (26th in the league) with 42 total home runs (18th in MLB action).
  • Hendricks has a 1.80 ERA and a 1.2 WHIP against the Pirates this season in five innings pitched, allowing a .125 batting average over one appearance.
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