Several of MLB’s big-name pitchers will be in action Sunday, namely Yu Darvish, Dallas Keuchel and Lance McCullers Jr. Nathan Eovaldi is emerging as a force for the Red Sox of late and Casey Mize has been a promising rookie for the Tigers. Sean Manaea is a consistent presence for the Athletics.
There will also be some underwhelming pitchers on the bump. Patrick Corbin and Matt Harvey bring name recognition, but have not played up to expectations.
The most appetizing matchup on paper will be when Keuchel and McCullers Jr. face off, but a sleeper pick could be Darvish’s showdown with Luis Castillo. The Reds pitcher struggled to open the season, but has an ERA of 1.93 in his last three outings.
Here’s a look at the pitching matchups for Sunday’s 15-game MLB slate on June 20th.
Indians vs. Pirates: Sam Hentges vs. JT Brubaker
Mets vs. Nationals: Taujuan Walker vs. Patrick Corbin
Athletics vs. Yankees: Sean Manaea vs. Jordan Montgomery
Blue Jays vs. Orioles: Hyun Jin Ryu vs. Matt Harvey
Red Sox vs. Royals: Nathan Eovaldi vs. Mike Minor
White Sox vs. Astros: Dallas Keuchel vs. Lance McCullers Jr.
Marlins vs. Cubs: Zach Thompson vs. Alec Mills
Twins vs. Rangers: Kenta Maeda vs. Dane Dunning
Brewers vs. Rockies: Eric Lauer vs. Chi Chi Gonzalez
Phillies vs. Giants: Zach Eflin vs. Sammy Long
Tigers vs. Angels: Casey Mize vs. Dylan Bundy
Reds vs. Padres: Luis Castillo vs. Yu Darvish
Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks: Tony Gonsolin vs. TBD
Rays vs. Mariners: Shane McClanahan vs. Marco Gonzales
Cardinals vs. Braves: Kwang Hyun Kim vs. TBD