Cubs vs. Rays Probable Starting Pitchers Today - May 31
The Chicago Cubs (24-30) will try to sweep a three-game series versus the Tampa Bay Rays (39-18), at 2:20 PM ET on Wednesday.
The Rays will give the ball to Zach Eflin (7-1, 3.17 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 8 on the season, and the Cubs will turn to Justin Steele (6-2, 2.77 ERA).
Cubs vs. Rays Pitcher Matchup Info
- Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2023
- Time: 2:20 PM ET
- TV: MARQ
- Location: Chicago, Illinois
- Venue: Wrigley Field
- Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!
- Probable Pitchers: Eflin - TB (7-1, 3.17 ERA) vs Steele - CHC (6-2, 2.77 ERA)
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Cubs Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Justin Steele
- Steele (6-2 with a 2.77 ERA and 57 strikeouts in 65 2/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Cubs, his 12th of the season.
- In his last outing on Friday against the Cincinnati Reds, the lefty went 3 2/3 innings, allowing five earned runs while surrendering 10 hits.
- During 11 games this season, the 27-year-old has a 2.77 ERA and 7.9 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .236 to his opponents.
- Steele is trying to collect his ninth quality start of the year.
- Steele is trying to secure his 11th start of five or more innings this year in this outing.
Rays Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Zach Eflin
- The Rays will hand the ball to Eflin (7-1) for his 10th start of the season.
- The right-hander's last start was on Thursday, when he tossed seven innings while giving up one earned run on six hits in a matchup with the Toronto Blue Jays.
- The 29-year-old has pitched in nine games this season with an ERA of 3.17, a 7.43 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.019.
- He's going for his third straight quality start.
- Eflin has nine starts in a row of five innings or more.
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