clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Astros' Dallas Keuchel reaches 20th win on the mound

Next stop: Cy Young?

Ralph Freso/Getty Images

Friday's game was in little doubt, the Astros scored a franchise-record 21 runs against the Diamondbacks. Arizona had no chance with Dallas Keuchel on the other end. Keuchel coasted for his 20th win in the 2015 season.

Keuchel allowed just two earned runs over six innings against the Diamondbacks on Friday. Keuchel becomes the eighth pitcher in franchise history to reach 20 wins. The last one to reach that mark was Roy Oswalt in 2005 (20-12).

Keuchel is keeping the Astros in a playoff race while being a frontrunner for the 2015 American League Cy-Young Award. The left-hander is 20-8 with a 2.48 ERA, three complete games, 232 innings pitched, 216 strikeouts, 51 walks, .217 batting average against, and a 1.02 WHIP.

At Keuchel was unbeatable, he was 15-0 (first time in MLB history) in 18 games, with a 1.46 ERA and 139 strikeouts.