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

The probable starters are Javier Assad (3-3) for the Cubs and Bailey Falter (2-8) for the Pirates.

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Cubs vs. Pirates 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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Cubs Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Javier Assad

  • Assad (3-3) will take the mound for the Cubs, his 10th start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Wednesday, when he gave up four earned runs and allowed five hits in 3 1/3 innings against the Colorado Rockies.
  • 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 a quality start in four of them.
  • 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).
  • This season, the right-hander has pitched against the Pirates in one game, and they have gone 3-for-24 with a double and an RBI over seven innings.

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Pirates Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Bailey Falter

  • The Pirates will send Falter (2-8) to the mound to make his 13th start of the season. He is 2-8 with a 4.40 ERA and 58 strikeouts through 77 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his last time out on Tuesday against the Washington Nationals, the lefty went six innings, allowing one earned run while surrendering four hits.
  • Over 16 games this season, the 26-year-old has amassed a 4.40 ERA and 6.7 strikeouts per nine innings, while allowing a batting average of .274 to opposing batters.
  • Falter has recorded three quality starts this year.
  • Falter has put up seven starts this campaign where he pitched five or more innings.
  • In two of his appearances this season he did not surrender an earned run.

Bailey Falter vs. Cubs

  • He will match up with a Cubs offense 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 play).
  • Head-to-head against the Cubs this season, Falter has thrown 4 2/3 innings, giving up six earned runs on seven hits while striking out three.

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