With all 30 teams in action on Sunday, there are plenty of quality pitching matchups across the league fans should be excited about. After scouring the numbers for all 15 games, we identified the best pitching matchup of the day’s slate along with one that is more under the radar.
Best matchup: Wade Miley vs. John Gant
The best pitching matchup of the day will occur when the Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals get started at 2:15 p.m. ET in a game that can be seen on ESPN+. Wade Miley will throw for the Reds, and he is coming in with a 5-4 record and 3.26 ERA through nine starts. This is despite one blowup performance in which he gave up eight runs in three innings in a game this season. On the other side, John Gant appears to be one of the best pitchers in the sport. He is 4-3 with a 1.60 ERA and has not allowed a run in each of his last two starts, spanning 11 innings. Gant is not a big strikeout pitcher, but he gets the job done.
Sleeper matchup: Caleb Smith vs. Corbin Burnes
Milwaukee Brewers starter Corbin Burnes has been a star this season and is among the favorites to win the National League Cy Young award. Through nine starts, he has a 2.24 ERA and just a 2-4 record, so he’s probably like a little more run support from his offense. The Arizona Diamondbacks are the worst team in baseball right now at 20-40, but Caleb Smith is putting up decent numbers. After coming out of the bullpen, he earned his first start of the season on June 1st, allowing two runs in five innings. In 20 appearances, he has a 2-1 record and 3.32 ERA this season.
Here’s a look at the pitching matchups for Sunday’s 15-game MLB slate on June 6th.
Indians vs. Orioles: Cal Quantrill vs. Jorge Lopez
Marlins vs. Pirates: Sandy Alcantara vs. Chad Kuhl
Nationals vs. Phillies: TBD vs. Vince Velasquez
Astros vs. Blue Jays: Luis Garcia vs. Steven Matz
Dodgers vs. Braves: Trevor Bauer vs. Max Fried
Diamondbacks vs. Brewers: Caleb Smith vs. Corbin Burnes
Tigers vs. White Sox: Jose Urena vs. Dylan Cease
Twins vs. Royals: Bailey Ober vs. Brady Singer
Reds vs. Cardinals: Wade Miley vs. John Gant
Rays vs. Rangers: Tyler Glasnow vs. Dane Dunning
Athletics vs. Rockies: James Kaprielian vs. German Marquez
Cubs vs. Giants: Kyle Hendricks vs. Johnny Cueto
Mariners vs. Angels: Logan Gilbert vs. Patrick Sandoval
Mets vs. Padres: Marcus Stroman vs. Chris Paddack
Red Sox vs. Yankees: Garrett Richards vs. Domingo German