Pirates vs. Rays Probable Starting Pitchers Today – June 22

Bryan Reynolds rides an 18-game hit streak into the Pittsburgh Pirates‘ (36-39) game versus the Tampa Bay Rays (37-39), whose Yandy Diaz has hit safely in 14 games in a row. It begins at 4:05 PM ET on Saturday, at PNC Park.

This contest’s pitching matchup is set, as the Pirates will send Jared Jones (4-6) to the mound, while Zach Eflin (3-4) will answer the bell for the Rays.

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Pirates vs. Rays Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024
  • Time: 4:05 PM ET
  • TV: BSSUN
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Venue: PNC Park
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Jones – PIT (4-6, 3.76 ERA) vs Eflin – TB (3-4, 4.12 ERA)

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Pirates Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Jared Jones

  • The Pirates’ Jones (4-6) will make his 15th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up six earned runs in 4 2/3 innings pitched on Sunday in his last outing, a matchup with the Colorado Rockies.
  • The 22-year-old has pitched to a 3.76 ERA this season with 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 2.5 walks per nine across 14 games.
  • He has eight quality starts in 14 chances this season.
  • Jones has made 12 starts of five or more innings in 14 chances this season, and averages 5.6 frames when he pitches.
  • He has three appearances this season with zero earned runs allowed out of his 14 chances this season.
  • Among qualified pitchers this year, the 22-year-old’s 3.76 ERA ranks 52nd, 1.127 WHIP ranks 28th, and 9.7 K/9 ranks 17th.

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Rays Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Zach Eflin

  • Eflin makes the start for the Rays, his 14th of the season. He is 3-4 with a 4.12 ERA and 57 strikeouts in 74 1/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent appearance on Sunday, the righty tossed 5 2/3 innings against the Atlanta Braves, giving up three earned runs while surrendering seven hits.
  • The 30-year-old has put up an ERA of 4.12, with 6.9 strikeouts per nine innings in 13 games this season. Opponents are hitting .271 against him.
  • Eflin heads into the outing with four quality starts under his belt this year.
  • Eflin is looking for his third straight outing lasting five or more innings. He averages 5.7 innings per start.
  • In two of his appearances this season he did not allow an earned run.

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