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Game 134 Preview: Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics

Astros look to win the series with the A's with former Oakland farmhand Brad Peacock on the mound.

THE POWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THE POWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bob Levey

Houston Astros (55-77) at Oakland Athletics (77-53), 7:10 p.m. (CST)

TV: CSN Houston, MLB.TV
Radio: KBME 790 AM, KLAT 1010 AM
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Pitching matchup

RHP Brad Peacock (3-8, 5.30 ERA, 1.58 WHIP) vs. LHP Drew Pomeranz (5-4, 2.91 ERA, 1.24 WHIP)


It's time for YouTube Theater, enjoy:

Gets me every time. Now you know the tail of the dragon-man Chris Carter. For Chris Carter is Trogdor (crack of lighting is heard in the distance), and we can thank the fine people of Athletics Nation for that nickname. Though I'm going to guess they don't like the former A's player very much at this moment.

Moving on to another former A's player that was part of the Jed Lowrie, Brad Peacock. Let's face it Peacock has been a dumpster fire since late July. But, he didn't exactly what he needed to do to redeem himself in his last start. Peacock allowed just one run over five inning in Cleveland on August 22. Unfortunately it may be short-lived turn around, Peacock faces his former team Oakland, who he has a 7.90 ERA in 13.2 innings against them this season.

A few A's have been kryptonite to Peacock, specifically Eric Sogard, Josh Donaldson, and Coco Crisp. Sogard is 6-for-13 with three extra-base hits, Donaldson is 4-for-12 with a home run, and Crisp is 4-for-13 with four extra-base hits.

The A's have called up Drew Pomeranz to start today against the Astros. Pomeranz started the season in the A's bullpen and was moved to the bullpen in May - where he posted a 1.88 ERA over his first seven starts. After being knocked around on June 16 against Texas, giving up seven earned runs over 3.2 innings, Pomeranz injured his hand punching a chair. He has made eight starts in Triple-A since the hand healed, posting a 3.69 ERA over 46.1 innings.

Jesus Guzman is by far has the best career track record against Pomeranz for the Astros. He is 1-for-5 with a home run and three walks. Jose Altuve and Matt Dominguez each have a hit in one at-bat.