Some of the best pitchers in baseball will take the mound today, including the best pitcher in baseball. The action starts at 1:10 ET and continues all day long. Here are a couple of matchups worth spotlighting on this Wednesday.
Best Matchup: Nick Pivetta vs. Jacob deGrom
Happy Jacob deGrom day! This is less about the individual matchup here and more about the fact that when deGrom is at work, you need to stop and watch. The New York Mets’ ace has struck out 45 of the previous 82 batters he has faced and holds a ridiculous 0.31 ERA through 29 innings. Let’s see what the Red Sox’s offense, which leads MLB in hits and OPS, can accomplish against this irresistible force. Pivetta has been a worthwhile starter for Boston. He’s coming off a six-inning outing versus the Mariners in which he allowed only one hit.
Sleeper Matchup: Cole Irvin vs. Tyler Glasnow
Glasnow will try to get back on track against the Oakland Athletics today. The Rays’ fireballer gave up a couple of homers and five runs to the Blue Jays his last time out. Prior to that, Glasnow had surrendered a total of two earned runs and nine hits through 24.2 innings. Irvin’s expected stats show that he has been getting some good fortune recently, so regression may hit him soon. But he has walked only three batters in 21 innings this year and has permitted just one run in his last 11.1 innings.
Here’s a look at the pitching matchups for Wednesday’s 15-game MLB slate on April 28th
Twins vs. Indians: J.A. Happ vs. Logan Allen
Marlins vs. Brewers: Sandy Alcantara vs. TBD
Reds vs. Dodgers: Sonny Gray vs. Clayton Kershaw
Royals vs. Pirates: Mike Minor vs. Mitch Keller
Red Sox vs. Mets: Nick Pivetta vs. Jacob deGrom
Yankees vs. Orioles: Domingo German vs. TBD
Nationals vs. Blue Jays: Erick Fedde vs. Steven Matz
Athletics vs. Rays: Cole Irvin vs. Tyler Glasnow
Cubs vs. Braves: Kyle Hendricks vs. Huascar Ynoa
Phillies vs. Cardinals: TBD vs. Johan Oviedo
Angels vs. Rangers: Alex Cobb vs. Dane Dunning
Tigers vs. White Sox: Casey Mize vs. Carlos Rodon
Mariners vs. Astros: Justin Dunn vs. Zack Greinke
Padres vs. Diamondbacks: Ryan Weathers vs. Taylor Widener
Rockies vs. Giants: German Marquez vs. Alex Wood