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Game 114 Preview: Houston Astros at Philadelphia Phillies

The peacock has been freed from his cage in Oklahoma City, now he hopes to derail the Phillies.

Tom Pennington

Houston Astros (47-66) at Philadelphia Phillies (50-63), 6:05 p.m. (CST)

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

RHP Brad Peacock (3-7, 4.93 ERA, 1.59 WHIP) vs. RHP David Buchanan (5-5, 4.40 ERA, 1.28 WHIP)

Preview

Am I the only one that was disappoint the Astros didn't hold on to Jake Buchanan for tonight and have a all Buchanan pitching matchup? Anyone? Only me? Moving on.

Brad Peacock returns to the Astros after a late season demotion in the face of improved performance from Brett Oberholtzer and poor performance from Peacock. Peacock had a 8.40 ERA in the month of July, he allowed seven runs over 3.2 innings against Oakland in his final start on July 23. He made one start with Triple-A Oklahoma City, against Round Rock, he allowed three runs over 5.2 innings.

In his limited experience with the Phillies, Peacock has faced Jimmy Rollins, Carlos Ruiz, and Chase Utley. Only Ruiz has a career hit off the Astros righty.

David Buchanan returns to the Phillies rotation for the first time since July 10. In that start against the Brewers, he pitched seven innings and allowed one run on four hits - struck out five and walking one. Buchanan gave up eight runs over 16.1 innings of work with Triple-A Lehigh Valley between his stents with the Phillies.

Former Marlin, Jake Marisnick is the only Astro with a previous at-bat against Buchanan - he is 0-for-2 with a walk.