Game 22 Preview: Astros at Red Sox

Scott Halleran

The Astros look to build upon their two game winning streak in Boston.

Houston at Boston, 5:35 PM CT

TV: CSN Houston
Radio: KBME 790 AM
Red Sox SBNation Blog: Over the Monster

Pitching Match

RHP Philip Humber (0-4 / 6.63 ERA / 1.58 WHIP) vs. RHP Clay Buchholz (4-0 / 0.90 ERA / 1.00 WHIP)

Preview

Robbie Grossman and Brandon Laird set the Astros fans' world on fire with their offensive performances in the series finale with the Mariners. The assault on the MMP glass by Chris Carter is only comparable to the infamous Pujols homerun. The sound of Carter's homerun was so nice; I just might make my ring tone. The Astros move to bean town for a four game series.

Philip Humber takes the mound for the Astros, Humber has plenty of room for improvement form his previous start - retiring a second batter in the first would be a start. Humber has been on somewhat of a roller coaster this season. Outside of his last start against, Humber has lasted at least five innings and give up three or less in his first three starts. Jarrod Saltalamacchia has Humber's number, bating .375 with 2 homeruns in eight at-bats.

Clay Buchholz comes into this game as the hottest pitcher in baseball, with a mind-boggling 0.78 ERA over his last three starts. Since pitching a no hitter in 2007, Buckholz has been up and down to say the least. Buchholz key is his chance up that masks his very straight fastball. Once again the only batter on the Astros roster is Carlos Pena, with a.182 average in 33 at-bats.


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