Reds vs. Cubs Probable Starting Pitchers Today – June 7

The Cincinnati Reds (30-33) will try to keep a five-game win streak alive when they host the Chicago Cubs (31-32) at 7:10 PM ET on Friday.

The Reds will give the ball to Nick Lodolo (5-2, 3.11 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 6 on the season, and the Cubs will counter with Justin Steele (0-2, 4.10 ERA).

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Reds vs. Cubs Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Friday, June 7, 2024
  • Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • TV: MARQ
  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Venue: Great American Ball Park
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Lodolo – CIN (5-2, 3.11 ERA) vs Steele – CHC (0-2, 4.10 ERA)

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Reds Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Nick Lodolo

  • Lodolo (5-2) will take the mound for the Reds, his ninth start of the season.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Sunday, when he gave up two earned runs and allowed seven hits in six innings against the Chicago Cubs.
  • The 26-year-old has an ERA of 3.11, a 4.9 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of .993 in eight games this season.
  • In eight starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in three of them.
  • Lodolo has pitched five or more innings in eight straight games and will look to extend that streak.
  • He has one appearance this season with zero earned runs allowed out of his eight chances this season.

Nick Lodolo vs. Cubs

  • The Cubs are batting .227 this season, 27th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .372 (22nd in the league) with 63 home runs.
  • The left-hander has faced the Cubs one time this season, allowing them to go 7-for-24 with two RBI in six innings.

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Cubs Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Justin Steele

  • Steele makes the start for the Cubs, his eighth of the season. He is 0-2 with a 4.10 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 37 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The lefty last pitched on Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds, when he tossed five innings, allowing one earned run while giving up seven hits.
  • In seven games this season, the 28-year-old has put up a 4.10 ERA and 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .238 to opposing hitters.
  • Steele has one quality start under his belt this season.
  • Steele will look to build upon a five-game streak of going five or more innings (he’s averaging 5.3 innings per outing).
  • He has held his opponents without an earned run in two of his seven outings this season.

Justin Steele vs. Reds

  • He will face off against a Reds offense that ranks 28th in the league with 469 total hits (on a .229 batting average). The squad also slugs a collective .376 (21st in the league) with 62 total home runs (18th in MLB play).
  • Steele has a 1.80 ERA and a 2.2 WHIP against the Reds this season in five innings pitched, allowing a .318 batting average over one appearance.

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