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Game 9 Preview: Astros at Mariners

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The Astros and Brad Peacock look to build on yesterday's big win, in the final game against Seattle.

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Houston at Seattle, 9:10 CT

TV: CSN Houston
Radio: KBME 790 AM
Mariners SBNation Blog: Lookout Landing

Pitching Match

RHP Brad Peacock (0-1 / 4.15 ERA / 1.38 WHIP) vs. RHP Blake Beavan (0-0 / 9.00 ERA / 1.20 WHIP)

Preview

Well, wasn't that fun? 16 runs on 22 hits - 9 runs in the first two innings. Before last night, the Astros had only scored 9 runs over the past 6 games. This season will be a little more bearable with more 16-run performances. How many more nights will the Astros allow their fans to go to bed early knowing the game is in the bag? My guess is that we'll be able to count them on one hand.

Brad Peacock takes the mound, hoping to build upon last night's success. Peacock was solid in his first starting only giving up two earned runs on three hits and three walks, striking out five. Peacock only lasted 4.1 innings. That number will have to raise or Peacock maybe the first to go when Jordan Lyles figures things out. The Astros hits were all smiles yesterday, except Brett Wallace. Wallace went hitless in four at-bats, lowering his season average to .048. That's rough to say the least. Christ Carter may have broken out of his shell in 2013 after hitting two homeruns yesterday.

Blake Beavan will be Peacock's counterpart today for Seattle. Beavan is coming off a 11-11 season in his second year of Major League service. Beavan works the zone like a strike out pitcher, but lacks the velocity necessary for the task. I expect the Astros to jump all over him. Beavan has owned Carlos Pena thus far in his career. Pena is batting .111 in 9 at-bats.