The Chicago Cubs (78-72) are looking for Nico Hoerner to extend a 12-game hitting streak versus the Pittsburgh Pirates (70-80) on Tuesday at 7:40 PM ET, at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs will give the nod to Javier Assad (3-3, 3.10 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 4 on the season, and the Pirates will turn to Bailey Falter (2-8, 4.40 ERA).

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Pirates vs. Cubs Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2023
  • Time: 7:40 PM ET
  • TV: MARQ
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Venue: Wrigley Field
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!
  • Probable Pitchers: Assad - CHC (3-3, 3.10 ERA) vs Falter - PIT (2-8, 4.40 ERA)

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Pirates Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Bailey Falter

  • Falter gets the start for the Pirates, his 13th of the season. He is 2-8 with a 4.40 ERA and 58 strikeouts in 77 2/3 innings pitched.
  • His most recent time out was on Tuesday against the Washington Nationals, when the lefty threw six innings, surrendering one earned run while allowing four hits.
  • Over 16 games this season, the 26-year-old has a 4.40 ERA and 6.7 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .274 to opposing hitters.
  • Falter enters this matchup with three quality starts under his belt this year.
  • Falter heads into the matchup with seven outings of five or more innings pitched this campaign.
  • He has had two appearances this season that he kept his opponents to zero earned runs.

Bailey Falter vs. Cubs

  • He will match up with a Cubs squad that is hitting .254 as a unit (11th in the MLB). They are also slugging a collective .416 (12th in the league) with 178 total home runs (14th in MLB action).
  • Falter has thrown 4 2/3 innings, giving up six earned runs on seven hits while striking out three against the Cubs this season.

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Cubs Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Javier Assad

  • The Cubs will hand the ball to Assad (3-3) for his 10th start of the season.
  • The right-hander's last appearance was on Wednesday, when he threw 3 1/3 innings against the Colorado Rockies, giving up four earned runs while allowing five hits.
  • The 26-year-old has an ERA of 3.10 and 6.7 strikeouts per nine innings, with a batting average against of .234 in 27 games this season.
  • In nine starts this season, he's earned four quality starts.
  • Assad has made eight starts of five or more innings in nine chances this season, and averages 3.5 frames when he pitches.
  • He has 11 appearances with no earned runs allowed in 27 chances this season.

Javier Assad vs. Pirates

  • The Pirates have scored 628 runs this season, which ranks 25th in MLB. They have 1177 hits, 28th in baseball, with 146 home runs (27th in the league).
  • The right-hander has allowed the Pirates to go 3-for-24 with a double and an RBI in seven innings this season.

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