The Chicago Cubs (22-27) and Cincinnati Reds (21-29) clash in the first of a three-game series on Friday at Wrigley Field, at 2:20 PM ET. The Cubs are coming off a series victory over the Mets, and the Reds a series split with the Cardinals.

The Cubs will give the nod to Justin Steele (6-1, 2.20 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 7 on the season, and the Reds will turn to Hunter Greene (0-4, 4.68 ERA).

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Cubs vs. Reds Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Friday, May 26, 2023
  • Time: 2:20 PM ET
  • TV: MLB Network
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Venue: Wrigley Field
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!
  • Probable Pitchers: Steele - CHC (6-1, 2.20 ERA) vs Greene - CIN (0-4, 4.68 ERA)

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Cubs Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Justin Steele

  • Steele (6-1) will take to the mound for the Cubs and make his 11th start of the season.
  • The left-hander's last appearance was on Sunday, when he threw six scoreless innings against the Philadelphia Phillies while allowing four hits.
  • The 27-year-old has an ERA of 2.20 and 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings, with a batting average against of .212 in 10 games this season.
  • He has earned a quality start eight times in 10 starts this season.
  • Steele will look to finish five or more innings for the 11th start in a row.

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Reds Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Hunter Greene

  • Greene gets the start for the Reds, his 11th of the season. He is 0-4 with a 4.68 ERA and 69 strikeouts in 50 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The righty's last appearance came on Sunday against the New York Yankees, when he tossed seven innings, surrendering four earned runs while giving up four hits.
  • The 23-year-old has amassed an ERA of 4.68, with 12.4 strikeouts per nine innings in 10 games this season. Opponents are batting .274 against him.
  • Greene is trying to pick up his third quality start of the year in this game.
  • Greene enters the game with six outings of five or more innings pitched this season.
  • Among pitchers who qualify in MLB action this season, the 23-year-old ranks 60th in ERA (4.68), 68th in WHIP (1.500), and second in K/9 (12.4).

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