Today is a big day for MLBbros. There will be four of our brothers starting on the mound.
This is something we love to see.
The four pitchers who will be making their starts today are Taijuan Walker, Chris Archer, Triston McKenzie, and Jack Flaherty. All of these pitchers have had a taste of success throughout their respective careers. Let’s take a look at how each pitcher has performed this season.
Taijuan Walker, New York Mets
Walker will look to pick up his 11th win of the season against the Pittsburgh Pirates. This would tie his career win total too—the last time he won 11 games was back in 2015 when he was a member of the Seattle Mariners.
In his last three starts, he picked up a no decision, so expect Walker to go out there and have a dominating performance against the Pirates.
He has put together an impressive season and has been a workhorse for the Mets. Walker has a 3.45 ERA with 93 strikeouts and 38 walks.
The Mets have a talented starting rotation and with the team in a good position to make the playoffs, Walker will play a significant role heading into postseason play.
Chris Archer, Minnesota Twins
Archer will take the mound in a crucial game for the Twins as they take on division foe, Chicago White Sox.
The Twins will need to win the AL Central division if they want a chance to make the playoffs. This could be a big performance for Archer if he can help put the Twins in a position to win. He has made 23 starts on the season in his first year with the Twins and has compiled a 2-7 record with a 4.52 ERA.
Archer knows a thing or two about pitching in some big games, and this one will certainly be a big one.
Triston McKenzie, Cleveland Guardians
Like the Twins, the Guardians are looking to win the AL Central and make their way to the postseason.
McKenzie will have the rock against the Kansas City Royals. This brother has certainly made a name for himself this season.
The 25-year-old has shown flashes of greatness this year and has shown why he belongs in the big leagues. Through 24 starts, he has a 9-11 record with a 3.18 ERA and 149 strikeouts. In his last start against the Royals back in July, he picked up the win going six innings, giving up three hits and striking out four.
So he’ll look to have more success today and help his team create some separation in the division.
Jack Flaherty, St. Louis Cardinals
Flaherty will have the opportunity to take the mound for the first time since June. The Cardinals will activate him off of the 60-day injured list and he will make the start against the Washington Nationals today.
This is great news for the Cardinals as Flaherty has dealt with his fair share of injuries. This season he’s only made three starts, all coming in June and he’s only thrown a total of eight innings.
Flaherty probably will throw four innings or less, maybe five, but nonetheless, it’s going to be good to see him back out there on that mound.