Twins vs. Nationals Probable Starting Pitchers Today – May 22

Byron Buxton leads the Minnesota Twins (25-23) into a matchup against the Washington Nationals (21-26) following his two-homer performance in a 10-0 victory over the Nationals. It starts at 1:05 PM ET on Wednesday.

The Twins will give the nod to Simeon Woods Richardson (1-0, 2.97 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 2 on the season, and the Nationals will turn to Jake Irvin (2-4, 3.91 ERA).

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Twins vs. Nationals Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2024
  • Time: 1:05 PM ET
  • TV: BSN
  • Location: Washington D.C.
  • Venue: Nationals Park
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Woods Richardson – MIN (1-0, 2.97 ERA) vs Irvin – WSH (2-4, 3.91 ERA)

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Twins Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Simeon Woods Richardson

  • Woods Richardson (1-0) will take to the mound for the Twins and make his seventh start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Friday, when he threw 5 1/3 innings against the Cleveland Guardians, giving up one earned run while allowing four hits.
  • The 23-year-old has pitched in six games this season with an ERA of 2.97, a 4.17 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.154.
  • He has started six games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in two of them.
  • In six starts this season, Woods Richardson has lasted five or more innings four times, with an average of five innings per appearance.
  • He has finished one appearance without allowing an earned run in six chances this season.

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Nationals Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Jake Irvin

  • Irvin (2-4 with a 3.91 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 50 2/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Nationals, his 10th of the season.
  • In his most recent time out on Friday against the Philadelphia Phillies, the righty went five innings, allowing four earned runs while surrendering five hits.
  • The 27-year-old has put together a 3.91 ERA and 6.7 strikeouts per nine innings across nine games this season, while giving up a batting average of .240 to opposing batters.
  • Irvin has four quality starts under his belt this season.
  • Irvin is aiming for his fifth straight outing lasting five or more innings. He averages 5.6 frames per start.
  • He has held his opponents without an earned run in two of his nine outings this season.
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season, the 27-year-old’s 3.91 ERA ranks 52nd, 1.105 WHIP ranks 29th, and 6.7 K/9 ranks 67th.
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