Braves vs. Cubs Probable Starting Pitchers – May 22

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The Atlanta Braves (27-18) and the Chicago Cubs (27-22) match up on Wednesday at 7:40 PM ET. The contest will take place at Wrigley Field.

The Braves will give the ball to Max Fried (3-2, 3.81 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 4 on the season, and the Cubs will counter with Justin Steele (0-1, 5.21 ERA).

Braves vs. Cubs Pitcher Matchup and Game Info

  • When: Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 7:40 PM ET
  • Where: Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois
  • How to Watch on TV: BSSO
  • Probable Pitchers: Fried – ATL (3-2, 3.81 ERA) vs Steele – CHC (0-1, 5.21 ERA)
  • Braves vs. Cubs Odds

  • Braves to win: -129
  • Cubs to win: +110
  • Spread: Braves -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs
  • Braves vs. Cubs Pitcher Performance

    Fried Steele
    9 GS 4
    3-2 W-L 0-1
    3.81 ERA 5.21
    49.2 IP 19
    20 BB 5
    39 SO 18

    Braves Probable Starting Pitcher: Max Fried

  • The Braves will send Fried (3-2) to make his 10th start of the season. He is 3-2 with a 3.81 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 49 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his last time out on Friday against the San Diego Padres, the left-hander tossed 4 1/3 innings, allowing three earned runs while surrendering nine hits.
  • The 30-year-old has a 3.81 ERA and 7.1 strikeouts per nine innings across nine games this season, while giving up a batting average of .213 to his opponents.
  • Fried is trying to pick up his fifth quality start of the year in this matchup.
  • Fried will look to collect his seventh matchup of five or more innings pitched this season. He averages 5.5 innings per appearance.
  • He has had three appearances this season in which he held his opponents to zero earned runs.
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    Cubs Probable Starting Pitcher: Justin Steele

  • Steele (0-1) will take to the mound for the Cubs and make his fifth start of the season.
  • The left-hander gave up four earned runs and allowed six hits in 5 2/3 innings pitched against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday.
  • The 28-year-old has an ERA of 5.21, a 3.60 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.211 in four games this season.
  • Steele has one start of five or more innings this season in four chances. He averages 4.8 innings per outing.
  • He has one appearance with no earned runs allowed in four chances this season.
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