The Arizona Diamondbacks (76-72) hope to end their three-game losing run against the Chicago Cubs (78-69), at 9:40 PM ET on Friday.

The Cubs will give the nod to Justin Steele (16-3, 2.83 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 17 on the season, and the Diamondbacks will turn to Brandon Pfaadt (1-8, 6.25 ERA).

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Diamondbacks vs. Cubs Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Friday, September 15, 2023
  • Time: 9:40 PM ET
  • TV: MLB Network
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Venue: Chase Field
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!
  • Probable Pitchers: Steele - CHC (16-3, 2.83 ERA) vs Pfaadt - ARI (1-8, 6.25 ERA)

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Diamondbacks Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Brandon Pfaadt

  • Pfaadt makes the start for the Diamondbacks, his 16th of the season. He is 1-8 with a 6.25 ERA and 72 strikeouts in 80 2/3 innings pitched.
  • His last time out was in relief on Sunday when the righty tossed six innings against the Chicago Cubs, surrendering four earned runs while giving up seven hits.
  • The 24-year-old has amassed an ERA of 6.25, with 8 strikeouts per nine innings in 16 games this season. Opponents are hitting .286 against him.
  • Pfaadt is trying to record his fourth quality start of the season.
  • Pfaadt heads into the game with 10 outings of five or more innings pitched this season.
  • He has had one outing this season that he kept his opponents to zero earned runs.

Brandon Pfaadt vs. Cubs

  • He will match up with a Cubs team that is hitting .254 as a unit (11th in the MLB). They are also slugging a collective .418 (12th in the league) with 175 total home runs (14th in MLB play).
  • Pfaadt has a 6 ERA and a 1.333 WHIP against the Cubs this season in six innings pitched, allowing a .292 batting average over one appearance.

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Cubs Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Justin Steele

  • Steele (16-3) will take the mound for the Cubs, his 28th start of the season.
  • The left-hander gave up one earned run and allowed six hits in seven innings pitched against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday.
  • The 28-year-old has pitched in 27 games this season with a 2.83 ERA and 9 strikeouts per nine innings with a batting average against of .245.
  • If he completes six or more innings with three or fewer earned runs allowed, he'll earn his sixth consecutive quality start.
  • Steele has pitched five or more innings in 15 straight games and will look to extend that streak.
  • He has finished seven appearances without allowing an earned run in 27 chances this season.
  • The 28-year-old's 2.83 ERA ranks third, 1.138 WHIP ranks 15th, and 9 K/9 ranks 24th among qualified pitchers in the majors this year.

Justin Steele vs. Diamondbacks

  • The Diamondbacks rank 14th in MLB with a .251 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 15th in the league (.413) and 157 home runs.
  • The Diamondbacks have gone 6-for-26 with a double and an RBI in seven innings this season against the left-hander.

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