Dallas Keuchel was masterful in the Wild Card round, but the Astros have use someone else to start the first few games of the American League Division Series. Today in a press conference, Astros manager A.J. Hinch announced that the order for the first three games will be Collin McHugh, Scott Kazmir, and Dallas Keuchel. Game four is up in the air between Lance McCullers and Mike Fiers.
Kazmir starts Friday and Keuchel on Sunday in Houston— Brian McTaggart ⚾️ (@brianmctaggart) October 7, 2015
Hinch said McCullers or Fiers would start Game 4— Brian McTaggart ⚾️ (@brianmctaggart) October 7, 2015
Collin McHugh is 19-7 with 3.89 ERA with 1.28 WHIP in 32 starts this season. He is 4-0 with 4.31 ERA in five starts in September.
Scott Kazmir is a bit of surprise. Kazmir is 7-11 with 3.10 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP in 31 starts. Since the All-Star break, he is 2-6 with 3.86 ERA in 14 starts. In September, he is 0-2 with 6.52 ERA in six starts. Kazmir is 1-1 with a 2.11 ERA in three starts against the Royals this season.
In the first start in Houston, Dallas Keuchel takes the ball. He is 15-0 with a 1.46 ERA in 18 home starts.