Houston Astros (47-67) at Philadelphia Phillies (51-63), 6:05 p.m. (CST)
TV: CSN Houston, MLB.TV
Radio: KBME 790 AM, KLAT 1010 AM
Phillies SBNation Blog: The Good Phight
RHP Collin McHugh (4-9, 3.32 ERA, 1.11 WHIP) vs. RHP Sean O'Sullivan (0-1, 6.35 ERA, 1.41 WHIP)
As is the norm for team's rebuilding in August, some players are traded after the trading deadline. Rare is it that a guy traded in August will make a huge impact, but most of the time it's teams hoping a winning environment will spark some old flame. As was the case with the Dodgers picking up tonight's starter for the Phillies, Roberto Hernandez. You maybe asking who is Roberto Hernandez? Does Fausto Carmona ring a bell?
That's enough about a guy with two names. Who is the pitcher behind door number two with five hours notice he was going to start? COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEEEEE ON DOWN Sean O'Sullivan, you are our next contestant on 'Who wants to pitch for the Phillies?.' I admit looked up O'Sullivan minutes ago, and the first place I found him didn't have which hand he pitches with listed on his profile and he was wearing a Padres uniform.
This season with Triple-A Lehigh Valley, O'Sullivan has a record of 5-9 with a 4.57 ERA, and has just under a 2-to-1 strikeout-to-walk rate.
The Astros didn't no trade Doctor McHugh. He will make his seventh start this season for the Astros. McHugh had his best start since returning from the disabled list, holding the Blue Jays to one run over 6.1 innings on August 1. It was the second straight start he had thrown 6.1 innings. It's "Road, sweet road" for McHugh he has 1.96 ERA in 41.1 innings of work on the road this season. McHugh hopes to break is eight-game winless streak in starts tonight dating back to July 8.
A few Phillies have previously faced McHugh, only Jimmy Rollins (1-2) and Chase Utley (1-1) have a hit .