Tigers vs. Diamondbacks Probable Starting Pitchers Today – May 17

Ketel Marte rides a 15-game hitting streak into the Arizona Diamondbacks‘ (21-23) game versus the Detroit Tigers (21-22), at 9:40 PM ET on Friday, at Chase Field.

This contest’s pitching matchup is set, as the Tigers will send Tarik Skubal (5-0) to the mound, while Ryne Nelson (2-2) will get the nod for the Diamondbacks.

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Tigers vs. Diamondbacks Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Friday, May 17, 2024
  • Time: 9:40 PM ET
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Venue: Chase Field
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Skubal – DET (5-0, 2.02 ERA) vs Nelson – ARI (2-2, 5.33 ERA)

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Tigers Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Tarik Skubal

  • The Tigers will send Skubal (5-0) to the mound for his ninth start this season.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Saturday, when he gave up two earned runs and allowed seven hits in 6 1/3 innings against the Houston Astros.
  • The 27-year-old has an ERA of 2.02, a 7.5 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of .857 in eight games this season.
  • If he completes six or more innings with three or fewer earned runs allowed, he’ll earn his sixth consecutive quality start.
  • Skubal will look to finish five or more innings for the ninth start in a row.
  • He has finished three appearances without allowing an earned run in eight chances this season.
  • Among qualified major league pitchers this season, the 27-year-old’s 2.02 ERA ranks sixth, .857 WHIP ranks third, and 11 K/9 ranks seventh.

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Diamondbacks Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Ryne Nelson

  • Nelson (2-2 with a 5.33 ERA and 19 strikeouts in 25 1/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Diamondbacks, his seventh of the season.
  • His most recent appearance came on Saturday against the Baltimore Orioles, when the right-hander tossed 4 2/3 innings, surrendering three earned runs while allowing 10 hits.
  • The 26-year-old has amassed an ERA of 5.33, with 6.8 strikeouts per nine innings in six games this season. Opponents have a .343 batting average against him.
  • Nelson is looking to pick up his second quality start of the year.
  • Nelson has put together three starts this year where he pitched five or more innings.
  • In one of his six total appearances this season he has not allowed an earned run.
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