Reds vs. Cubs Probable Starting Pitchers Today – June 6

The Chicago Cubs (31-31) visit the Cincinnati Reds (29-33) in NL Central action, at 7:10 PM ET on Thursday.

The Reds will look to Hunter Greene (3-2) against the Cubs and Javier Assad (4-1).

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Reds vs. Cubs Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Thursday, June 6, 2024
  • Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • TV: MARQ
  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Venue: Great American Ball Park
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Greene – CIN (3-2, 3.44 ERA) vs Assad – CHC (4-1, 2.27 ERA)

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Reds Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Hunter Greene

  • The Reds will send Greene (3-2) to the mound for his 13th start this season.
  • The right-hander gave up five earned runs in six innings pitched on Saturday in his last outing, a matchup with the Chicago Cubs.
  • The 24-year-old has pitched to a 3.44 ERA this season with 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 3.8 walks per nine across 12 games.
  • He has started 12 games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in five of them.
  • Greene will look to finish five or more innings for the ninth start in a row.
  • He has two appearances this season with zero earned runs allowed out of his 12 chances this season.
  • Among qualified pitchers this year, the 24-year-old’s 3.44 ERA ranks 39th, 1.160 WHIP ranks 39th, and 9.7 K/9 ranks 15th.

Hunter Greene vs. Cubs

  • The Cubs are batting .228 this season, 25th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .371 (23rd in the league) with 61 home runs.
  • This season, the right-hander has pitched against the Cubs in one game, and they have gone 3-for-20 with a triple, a home run and five RBI over six innings.

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Cubs Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Javier Assad

  • Assad gets the start for the Cubs, his 13th of the season. He is 4-1 with a 2.27 ERA and 61 strikeouts in 63 1/3 innings pitched.
  • His most recent time out came on Friday against the Cincinnati Reds, when the right-hander threw 5 1/3 innings, surrendering two earned runs while giving up five hits.
  • The 26-year-old has an ERA of 2.27, with 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings in 12 games this season. Opponents are batting .211 against him.
  • Assad is trying to secure his fourth quality start of the year.
  • Assad is aiming for his third straight appearance lasting five or more innings. He averages 5.3 innings per start.
  • He has had three appearances this season that he kept his opponents to zero earned runs.
  • Among pitchers who qualify in MLB action this season, the 26-year-old ranks ninth in ERA (2.27), 41st in WHIP (1.184), and 32nd in K/9 (8.7).

Javier Assad vs. Reds

  • The opposing Reds offense has the 21st-ranked slugging percentage (.375) and ranks 16th in home runs hit (61) in all of MLB. They have a collective .228 batting average, and are 27th in the league with 460 total hits and 15th in MLB play scoring 271 runs.
  • Assad has pitched 5 1/3 innings, giving up two earned runs on five hits while striking out seven against the Reds this season.

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