Rays vs. Red Sox Probable Starting Pitchers Today – May 21

Rafael Devers takes a 10-game hitting streak into the Boston Red Sox‘s (24-24) game against the Tampa Bay Rays (25-24), at 6:50 PM ET on Tuesday, at Tropicana Field.

The probable pitchers are Zack Littell (2-2) for the Rays and Cooper Criswell (2-1) for the Red Sox.

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Rays vs. Red Sox Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2024
  • Time: 6:50 PM ET
  • TV: NESN
  • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Venue: Tropicana Field
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Littell – TB (2-2, 3.44 ERA) vs Criswell – BOS (2-1, 2.76 ERA)

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Rays Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Zack Littell

  • The Rays will hand the ball to Littell (2-2) for his 10th start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Thursday, when he gave up four earned runs and allowed seven hits in five innings against the Boston Red Sox.
  • The 28-year-old has an ERA of 3.44 and 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings, with a batting average against of .284 in nine games this season.
  • He has three quality starts in nine chances this season.
  • Littell has six starts in a row of five innings or more.
  • He has finished one appearance without allowing an earned run in nine chances this season.
  • Among qualified major league pitchers this season, the 28-year-old’s 3.44 ERA ranks 41st, 1.309 WHIP ranks 61st, and 8.7 K/9 ranks 37th.

Zack Littell vs. Red Sox

  • The Red Sox are batting .244 this season, 14th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .410 (eighth in the league) with 52 home runs.
  • The Red Sox have gone 7-for-23 with three doubles, a home run and four RBI in one game against the right-hander this season.

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Red Sox Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Cooper Criswell

  • Criswell makes the start for the Red Sox, his seventh of the season. He is 2-1 with a 2.76 ERA and 28 strikeouts through 29 1/3 innings pitched.
  • In his last appearance on Thursday, the right-hander went 3 2/3 innings against the Tampa Bay Rays, allowing three earned runs while surrendering four hits.
  • The 27-year-old has a 2.76 ERA and 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings across seven games this season, while giving up a batting average of .225 to opposing hitters.
  • So far this year, Criswell has not registered a quality start.
  • Criswell has pitched five or more innings in a game three times this season entering this matchup.
  • He has held his opponents without an earned run in two of his seven outings this season.

Cooper Criswell vs. Rays

  • He will take the mound against a Rays squad that is batting .239 as a unit (16th in the MLB). They are also slugging a collective .361 (24th in the league) with 41 total home runs (23rd in MLB play).
  • In 3 2/3 innings over one appearance against the Rays this season, Criswell has a 7.36 ERA and a 1.636 WHIP while his opponents are hitting .250.
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