Red Sox vs. Reds Probable Starting Pitchers Today – June 21

The Boston Red Sox (40-35) and Cincinnati Reds (35-39) square off in the first of a three-game series on Friday at Great American Ball Park, at 7:10 PM ET. The Red Sox are coming off a series victory over the Blue Jays, and the Reds a series loss to the Pirates.

The Red Sox will give the nod to Kutter Crawford (3-6) against the Reds and Andrew Abbott (5-6).

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Red Sox vs. Reds Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Friday, June 21, 2024
  • Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • TV: BSOH
  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Venue: Great American Ball Park
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Crawford – BOS (3-6, 3.54 ERA) vs Abbott – CIN (5-6, 3.42 ERA)

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Red Sox Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Kutter Crawford

  • The Red Sox will send Crawford (3-6) to the mound for his 16th start this season.
  • The right-hander gave up three earned runs and allowed three hits in six innings pitched against the New York Yankees on Sunday.
  • The 28-year-old has pitched to a 3.54 ERA this season with 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 2.7 walks per nine across 15 games.
  • If he completes six or more innings with three or fewer earned runs allowed, he’ll earn his third consecutive quality start.
  • Crawford has four starts in a row of five innings or more.
  • He has finished three appearances without allowing an earned run in 15 chances this season.
  • Among qualified major league pitchers this season, the 28-year-old’s 3.54 ERA ranks 46th, 1.147 WHIP ranks 31st, and 9.2 K/9 ranks 23rd.

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Reds Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Andrew Abbott

  • Abbott (5-6 with a 3.42 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 79 2/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Reds, his 15th of the season.
  • In his last appearance on Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers, the lefty threw five innings, giving up three earned runs while surrendering four hits.
  • Over 14 games this season, the 25-year-old has amassed a 3.42 ERA and 6.8 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .232 to his opponents.
  • Abbott enters the outing with five quality starts under his belt this year.
  • Abbott will try to last five or more innings for his 10th straight start. He’s averaging 5.6 innings per outing.
  • He has had one outing this season that he held his opponents to zero earned runs.
  • The 25-year-old’s 3.42 ERA ranks 37th, 1.203 WHIP ranks 45th, and 6.8 K/9 ranks 59th among qualifying pitchers this season.

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