Oakland Athletics at Houston Astros, Apr 25, 2014 7:10 PM CDT
RHP Jesse Chavez (1-0, 1.38 ERA, 0.92 WHIP) vs. RHP Brad Peacock (0-2, 6.14 ERA, 1.91 WHIP)
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Brad Peacock, the former A's farm hand, make his second start of the season for the Astros. He pitched five innings on April 20th against the A's - allowing two runs, walking three and striking out four. Josh Donaldson two-run home run the extent of the A's offense against Peacock that game. Coco Crisp (4-for-10) and Eric Sogard (4-for-9) have had their way with Peacock in their careers.
Jesse Chavez held the Astros to one run his last outing this season - 6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 SO in a winning effort. The lone Astro run coming from a Marwin Gonzalez home run. Chavez is a side-arm pitcher deploying a devastating low-90s cutter.
Jose Altuve went 3-for-5 with a double yesterday, and he is 2-for-7 in his career against tonight's starter for Oakland Jesse Chavez. Marwin Gonzalez is 2-for-3 with a home run against Chavez but he is not in the lineup tonight for Houston. Dexter Fowler has a five-game hitting streak, he is 0-for-3 three against Chavez with two walks. Matt Dominguez and Alex Presley also have five-game hitting streaks coming into tonight's game, Matty D is 1-for-3 against Oakland's righty.
Jesse Chavez has pitched six innings and allowed only one run in his four outings this season. He should get support from Josh Donaldson, who is 3-for-10 with a home run against Peacock. Donaldson who is coming off a 3-for-4 game with two home runs yesterday.
What do you expect from tonight's game TCBers?