Pirates vs. Mets Probable Starting Pitchers Today – July 5

The Pittsburgh Pirates (41-45) and New York Mets (42-43) clash in the first of a four-game series on Friday at PNC Park, at 6:40 PM ET. The Pirates are coming off a series defeat to the Cardinals, and the Mets a series split with the Nationals.

The Pirates will give the ball to Paul Skenes (4-0, 2.06 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 5 on the season, and the Mets will turn to Luis Severino (5-2, 3.42 ERA).

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Pirates vs. Mets Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Friday, July 5, 2024
  • Time: 6:40 PM ET
  • TV: SNY
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Venue: PNC Park
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Skenes – PIT (4-0, 2.06 ERA) vs Severino – NYM (5-2, 3.42 ERA)

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Pirates Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Paul Skenes

  • The Pirates’ Skenes (4-0) will make his 10th start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday, when he gave up one earned run and allowed six hits in six innings against the Atlanta Braves.
  • The 22-year-old has pitched in nine games this season with an ERA of 2.06, a 7 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.032.
  • He’s going for his fifth straight quality start.
  • Skenes has pitched five or more innings in eight straight games and will look to extend that streak.
  • He has finished two appearances without allowing an earned run in nine chances this season.

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Mets Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Luis Severino

  • Severino gets the start for the Mets, his 17th of the season. He is 5-2 with a 3.42 ERA and 74 strikeouts in 97 1/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent appearance on Sunday, the righty went seven innings against the Houston Astros, giving up four earned runs while surrendering eight hits.
  • The 30-year-old has put up a 3.42 ERA and 6.8 strikeouts per nine innings over 16 games this season, while allowing a batting average of .225 to opposing batters.
  • Severino is looking to collect his eighth quality start of the year.
  • Severino is looking for his 17th straight outing lasting five or more innings. He averages 6.1 innings per start.
  • He has held his opponents without an earned run in two of his 16 appearances this season.
  • Among pitchers who qualify in MLB play this season, the 30-year-old ranks 30th in ERA (3.42), 34th in WHIP (1.161), and 58th in K/9 (6.8).

Luis Severino vs. Pirates

  • The opposing Pirates offense has the 28th-ranked slugging percentage (.361) and ranks 24th in home runs hit (82) in all of MLB. They have a collective .228 batting average, and are 25th in the league with 666 total hits and 25th in MLB action scoring 344 runs.
  • Severino has thrown six innings without giving up an earned run on five hits, while striking out four against the Pirates this season.

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