Reds vs. Cubs Probable Starting Pitchers Today – June 8

The Cincinnati Reds (31-33) bring a six-game win streak into a home matchup versus the Chicago Cubs (31-33) at 4:10 PM ET on Saturday.

The Reds will give the nod to Andrew Abbott (4-5) versus the Cubs and Ben Brown (1-2).

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Reds vs. Cubs Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Saturday, June 8, 2024
  • Time: 4:10 PM ET
  • TV: BSOH
  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Venue: Great American Ball Park
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Abbott – CIN (4-5, 3.39 ERA) vs Brown – CHC (1-2, 3.33 ERA)

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Reds Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Andrew Abbott

  • The Reds will send Abbott (4-5) to the mound for his 13th start this season.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Tuesday, when he gave up three earned runs and allowed seven hits in six innings against the Colorado Rockies.
  • The 25-year-old has pitched in 12 games this season with an ERA of 3.39, a 2.89 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.145.
  • He has earned a quality start five times in 12 starts this season.
  • Abbott has pitched five or more innings in seven straight games and will look to extend that streak.
  • He has one appearance this season with zero earned runs allowed out of his 12 chances this season.
  • Among qualified major league pitchers this season, the 25-year-old’s 3.39 ERA ranks 37th, 1.145 WHIP ranks 35th, and 6.8 K/9 ranks 62nd.

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Cubs Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Ben Brown

  • Brown makes the start for the Cubs, his eighth of the season. He is 1-2 with a 3.33 ERA and 61 strikeouts in 51 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The righty’s last appearance came on Sunday against the Cincinnati Reds, when he went five innings, surrendering five earned runs while giving up six hits.
  • In 14 games this season, the 24-year-old has put up an ERA of 3.33, with 10.7 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are batting .209 against him.
  • Brown has two quality starts under his belt this year.
  • Brown is looking for his third straight appearance lasting five or more innings. He averages 3.7 innings per start.
  • He has had seven appearances this season in which he did not give up an earned run.

Ben Brown vs. Reds

  • He will face a Reds offense that ranks 12th in the league with 282 total runs scored while batting .228 as a squad. His opponent has a collective .374 slugging percentage (21st in MLB play) and has hit a total of 62 home runs (19th in the league).
  • Brown has pitched five innings, giving up five earned runs on six hits while striking out six against the Reds this season.

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