Houston Astros (47-93) at Oakland Athletics (80-60), 9:05 p.m. (CT)

Jason O. Watson

Astros look to build up strong outing from Peacock; Houston sends Keuchel to the mound in Oakland.

Houston at Oakland, 9:05 pm (CT)

TV: CSN Houston, MLB.TV 
Radio: KBME 790 AM, KLAT 1010 AM
Athletics SBNation Blog: Athletics Nation

Pitching Match

LHP Dallas Keuchel (5-8 / 4.77 ERA / 1.48 WHIP) vs. RHP A.J. Griffin (12- 9 / 3.84 ERA / 1.16 WHIP)

Preview

Lets keep this one short and sweet. On the mound today for the Astros is Dallas Keuchel. Keuchel has made four appearance against the A's this season, with a record of 0-1 and an ERA of 4.00. In his most recent outing against the Oakland, he held the A's to one run over six innings on July 22. He is coming his second highest ERA month-to-month in August - 5.28 with a record of 0-3.

Nate Freiman and Seth Smith each have a home run this season off the left-hander. Yoenis Cespedes, Coco Crisp, Seth Smith, and Eric Sogar are batting over .300 against Keuchel this season (with at least four at-bats against Keuchel).

A.J. Griffin has made three starts this season against Houston, with a record of 2-0 and an ERA of 4.50. In his last start against Houston on July 24, he gave up three runs over 6.1 innings. In his most recent start on September 1, Griffin held the Rays to one run over seven innings.

Jose Altuve is lone Astro in the lineup with any success against Griffin, he is 3-for-8 with two extra-base hits. One of Matt Dominguez's hits off Griffin was a solo home run in seven at-bats.


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