Rays vs. Pirates Probable Starting Pitchers Today – June 21

The Tampa Bay Rays (36-39) will look to Yandy Diaz, on a 13-game hitting streak, versus the Pittsburgh Pirates (36-38) at 6:40 PM ET on Friday, at PNC Park.

The Rays will give the nod to Ryan Pepiot (4-4) against the Pirates and Carmen Mlodzinski (1-2).

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Rays vs. Pirates Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Friday, June 21, 2024
  • Time: 6:40 PM ET
  • TV: SportsNet PT
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Venue: PNC Park
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Pepiot – TB (4-4, 4.57 ERA) vs Mlodzinski – PIT (1-2, 4.42 ERA)

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Rays Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Ryan Pepiot

  • The Rays will send Pepiot (4-4) to the mound for his 13th start this season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Saturday, when he tossed 4 2/3 innings while giving up five earned runs on six hits in a matchup with the Atlanta Braves.
  • The 26-year-old has an ERA of 4.57, a 3.79 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.079 in 12 games this season.
  • He has started 12 games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in five of them.
  • In 12 starts this season, Pepiot has lasted five or more innings nine times, with an average of 5.3 innings per appearance.
  • He has two appearances with no earned runs allowed in 12 chances this season.

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Pirates Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Carmen Mlodzinski

  • Mlodzinski (1-2) gets the starting nod for the Pirates, his third of the season.
  • His last time out was in relief on Tuesday when the righty threw one scoreless inning against the Cincinnati Reds while allowing only one hit.
  • He has a 4.42 ERA and 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings while opponents are batting .239 against him over his 13 games this season.
  • He is looking to keep a streak of three games without surrendering an earned run alive.

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