Royals vs. Mariners Probable Starting Pitchers Today – June 9

The Kansas City Royals (39-26) ride a three-game win streak into a home contest versus the Seattle Mariners (36-30) at 2:10 PM ET on Sunday.

The Royals will look to Cole Ragans (4-4) versus the Mariners and George Kirby (5-5).

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Royals vs. Mariners Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Sunday, June 9, 2024
  • Time: 2:10 PM ET
  • TV: ROOT Sports NW
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Venue: Kauffman Stadium
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Ragans – KC (4-4, 3.21 ERA) vs Kirby – SEA (5-5, 4.05 ERA)

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Royals Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Cole Ragans

  • Ragans (4-4) will take the mound for the Royals, his 14th start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last start was on Sunday, when he tossed six innings while giving up one earned run on five hits in a matchup with the San Diego Padres.
  • The 26-year-old has pitched in 13 games this season with an ERA of 3.21, a 3.71 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.192.
  • In 13 starts this season, he’s earned eight quality starts.
  • Ragans has eight starts in a row of five innings or more.
  • He has made 13 appearances and finished four of them without allowing an earned run.
  • The 26-year-old’s 3.21 ERA ranks 27th, 1.192 WHIP ranks 39th, and 11 K/9 ranks sixth among qualified pitchers in the majors this year.

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Mariners Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: George Kirby

  • The Mariners are sending Kirby (5-5) out to make his 14th start of the season. He is 5-5 with a 4.05 ERA and 74 strikeouts in 73 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The righty last pitched on Wednesday against the Oakland Athletics, when he threw five innings, allowing two earned runs while giving up six hits.
  • In 13 games this season, the 26-year-old has an ERA of 4.05, with 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .243 against him.
  • Kirby is looking to record his seventh quality start of the season.
  • Kirby is seeking his 11th straight appearance lasting five or more innings. He averages 5.6 frames per start.
  • In four of his appearances this season he has not surrender an earned run.
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB play this season, the 26-year-old’s 4.05 ERA ranks 59th, 1.050 WHIP ranks 21st, and 9.1 K/9 ranks 22nd.

George Kirby vs. Royals

  • He will face a Royals team that is batting .254 as a unit (fifth in the MLB). They are also slugging a collective .414 (fifth in the league) with 66 total home runs (14th in MLB action).
  • Kirby has a 0.00 ERA and a 0.429 WHIP against the Royals this season in seven innings pitched, allowing a .125 batting average over one appearance.

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