clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Game No. 11 Preview: Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

New, 9 comments

It's a battle of lefties in game two of Astros/Angels.

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros (4-6) vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (5-5), 6:10 p.m. (CST)

TV: Roots Sports SW, MLB.TV
Radio: KBME 790 AM, KLAT 1010 AM
Angels SBNation BlogHalos Heaven

Pitching matchup

LHP Dallas Keuchel (1-0, 1.29 ERA, 1.07 WHIP) vs. LHP C.J. Wilson (1-1, 3.95 ERA, 0.95 WHIP)

Preview

Scene: A snowy mountain, unknown location.

George Springer sprinting up the mountain. He reaches the top of the mountain, extends his arms and yells "TRRRRRROOOOOUTTTTT".

Ignore the fact that Trout isn't Russian, and this all a poor reference to Rocky 4. Mike Trout has a career average of .303 (40-132) against the Astros with 20 XHB, 21 RBI, 20 BB, and 3 SB. Trout owned the Astros pitchers last night, hitting his 100th and 101st career home runs.

Today, the Astros send out their ace to counter Trout and the Angels. Dallas Keuchel has started the 2015 season strong, giving up just two earned runs in his first 14 innings. Keuchel has a career record of 4-1 with a 5.15 ERA in eight appearances. He was 2-1 with a 4.21 ERA against the Angels in 2014.

Now the Angels history against Keuchel:

BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
11 7 1 0 1 6 1 0 0.636
15 6 0 0 1 2 0 5 0.4
21 5 2 0 0 2 0 3 0.238
14 5 2 0 1 2 3 2 0.357
13 5 1 0 1 2 0 2 0.385
Mike Trout 19 5 0 0 0 0 3 8 0.263
13 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 0.231
9 3 2 0 0 2 0 0 0.333
8 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.25
6 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.167
7 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.143
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

C.J. Wilson has been up and down in his two starts. In his first start, he held the Mariners scoreless through eight innings. Then he gave up six runs through 5.2 innings against the Royals in his second start. Wilson has a career 7-5 record with 4.15 ERA against the Astros, and 3-3 record with a 3.66 ERA at Minute Maid Park.

The Astros history against Wilson:

BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
26 8 1 0 2 3 1 5 0.308
25 9 2 0 2 5 4 10 0.36
12 2 0 0 0 3 0 4 0.167
23 4 1 0 0 1 1 5 0.174
3 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 0.333
13 4 1 0 0 3 0 3 0.308
4 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0
15 4 1 0 0 0 3 0 0.267
5 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.6
12 2 1 0 0 2 2 6 0.167
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
7 1 0 0 1 4 2 2 0.143
George Springer 3 1 0 0 1 2 2 1 0.333
2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
6 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0.167

✮✮✮

Editor's Note: SB Nation's partner FanDuel is hosting a $125,000 one-day fantasy baseball league today. It's $2 to join and first place wins $10,000. Enter now! Here's the link.