The Chicago Cubs (78-69) and Arizona Diamondbacks (76-72) both enter Friday's outing on losing streaks. The Cubs have dropped two straight games, the Diamondbacks three in a row.

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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Cubs vs. Diamondbacks 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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Cubs Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Justin Steele

  • Steele (16-3) will take to the mound for the Cubs and make his 28th start of the season.
  • The left-hander's last start was on Saturday, when he tossed seven innings while giving up one earned run on six hits in a matchup with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
  • The 28-year-old has an ERA of 2.83 and 9 strikeouts per nine innings, with a batting average against of .245 in 27 games this season.
  • He's going for his sixth straight quality start.
  • Steele will look to finish five or more innings for the 16th start in a row.
  • He has seven appearances with no earned runs allowed in 27 chances this season.

Justin Steele vs. Diamondbacks

  • The Diamondbacks have scored 679 runs this season, which ranks 14th in MLB. They are batting .251 for the campaign with 157 home runs, 21st in the league.
  • This season, the left-hander has pitched against the Diamondbacks in one game, and they have gone 6-for-26 with a double and an RBI over seven innings.

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Diamondbacks Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Brandon Pfaadt

  • Pfaadt gets the start for the Diamondbacks, his 16th of the season. He is 1-8 with a 6.25 ERA and 72 strikeouts through 80 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The righty last appeared in relief on Sunday, when he threw six innings against the Chicago Cubs, allowing 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 batting .286 against him.
  • Pfaadt is trying to pick up his fourth quality start of the season.
  • Pfaadt has pitched five or more innings in a game 10 times this season entering this outing.
  • He has held his opponents without an earned run in one of his 16 appearances this season.

Brandon Pfaadt vs. Cubs

  • He will face off against a Cubs offense that ranks 12th in the league with 1266 total hits (on a .254 batting average). The team also slugs a collective .418 (12th in the league) with 175 total home runs (14th in MLB play).
  • Head-to-head against the Cubs this season, Pfaadt has pitched six innings, giving up four earned runs on seven hits while striking out four.

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