Baltimore at Houston, 7:10 PM CT
LHP Dallas Keuchel (2-2, 5.10 ERA / 1.59 WHIP) vs. RHP Freddy Garcia (2-2 / 3.57 ERA / 1.02 WHIP)
The streak is no more, but today is another game.
Dallas Keuchel takes the mound for Houston, coming off a win over the Angels in Southern California. Keuchel keep the Halo's bats to a whimper, giving up two runs over seven innings. The left-hander has given up ten earned runs over his last two starts at the Juice Box, and he has a 6.30 ERA at home. The O's rank twelfth in the league in on-base percentage against left-handed pitchers. Keuchel will be a fresh face for the Orioles bats, that can work both ways.
Freddy Garcia, one the many prolific returns from the Astros' ventures in Venezuela, has a long career since being traded for Randy Johnson in 1998. He has once again, worked his way to a major league roster. Garcia's last start was a blast from the past - allowing zero runs on three hits in eight innings against the Nationals. Baring a full return of the Kstros, the Astros will turn Garcia's high fly ball rate (.98 GO/FO) into a homerun or two. Carlos Pena is 1-for-10 of Garcia with a solo homerun.