The Tampa Bay Rays (39-16) visit the Chicago Cubs (22-30) to open a three-game series at Wrigley Field, with first pitch at 2:20 PM ET on Monday. The Rays are on the back of a series victory over the Dodgers, and the Cubs a series loss to the Reds.

The Rays will give the nod to Taj Bradley (3-1) against the Cubs and Marcus Stroman (4-4).

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Rays vs. Cubs Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Monday, May 29, 2023
  • Time: 2:20 PM ET
  • TV: MARQ
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Venue: Wrigley Field
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!
  • Probable Pitchers: Bradley - TB (3-1, 4.44 ERA) vs Stroman - CHC (4-4, 2.95 ERA)

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Rays Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Taj Bradley

  • Bradley (3-1) will take the mound for the Rays, his sixth start of the season.
  • The right-hander's last appearance was on Tuesday, when he threw four innings against the Toronto Blue Jays, giving up four earned runs while allowing nine hits.
  • The 22-year-old has pitched in five games this season with an ERA of 4.44, an 8.5 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.151.
  • None of Bradley's five starts this season have met the criteria for a quality start.
  • Bradley has four starts of five or more innings this season in five chances. He averages 4.8 innings per outing.

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Cubs Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Marcus Stroman

  • The Cubs will send Stroman (4-4) to make his 12th start of the season. He is 4-4 with a 2.95 ERA and 54 strikeouts through 64 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander's most recent appearance came on Wednesday against the New York Mets, when he threw eight innings, surrendering two earned runs while giving up four hits.
  • The 32-year-old has an ERA of 2.95, with 7.6 strikeouts per nine innings in 11 games this season. Opposing batters have a .205 batting average against him.
  • Stroman is trying to prolong a second-game quality start streak in this outing.
  • Stroman is looking for his third straight outing lasting five or more innings. He averages 5.8 innings per start.
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season, the 32-year-old's 2.95 ERA ranks 14th, 1.094 WHIP ranks 18th, and 7.6 K/9 ranks 51st.

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