Royals vs. Athletics Probable Starting Pitchers Today – May 18

The Oakland Athletics (19-28) hope to end their six-game losing run versus the Kansas City Royals (27-19), at 7:10 PM ET on Saturday.

The Royals will give the nod to Seth Lugo (6-1) against the Athletics and Ross Stripling (1-7).

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Royals vs. Athletics Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024
  • Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Venue: Kauffman Stadium
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Lugo – KC (6-1, 1.66 ERA) vs Stripling – OAK (1-7, 4.98 ERA)

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Royals Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Seth Lugo

  • Lugo (6-1) will take to the mound for the Royals and make his 10th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Sunday, when he tossed eight innings while giving up one earned run on five hits in a matchup with the Los Angeles Angels.
  • The 34-year-old has pitched in nine games this season with an ERA of 1.66, a 4 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of .955.
  • He’s going for his fifth straight quality start.
  • Lugo will look to finish five or more innings for the 10th start in a row.
  • In nine appearances this season, he has finished three without allowing an earned run.
  • The 34-year-old ranks fourth in ERA (1.66), ninth in WHIP (.955), and 55th in K/9 (7.2) among qualified pitchers in the majors this season.

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Athletics Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Ross Stripling

  • Stripling makes the start for the Athletics, his 10th of the season. He is 1-7 with a 4.98 ERA and 30 strikeouts over 47 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his last appearance on Tuesday, the righty tossed five innings against the Houston Astros, allowing two earned runs while surrendering four hits.
  • During nine games this season, the 34-year-old has put up a 4.98 ERA and 5.7 strikeouts per nine innings, while allowing a batting average of .309 to his opponents.
  • Stripling is trying to pick up his third quality start of the year in this game.
  • Stripling enters the game with eight outings of five or more innings pitched this year.
  • In one of his nine total appearances this season he has not surrendered an earned run.
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB play this season, the 34-year-old’s 4.98 ERA ranks 64th, 1.532 WHIP ranks 74th, and 5.7 K/9 ranks 75th.
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