Houston Astros (13-7) at San Diego Padres (11-11), 2:40 p.m. (CST)
TV: Roots Sports SW, MLB.TV
Radio: KBME 790 AM, KLAT 1010 AM
Padres SBNation Blog:
LHP Dallas Keuchel (2-0, 0.62 ERA, 0.83 WHIP) vs. RHP Andrew Cashner (1-3, 2.63 ERA, 1.38 WHIP)
The Astros offense didn't skip a beat last night even without shortstop Jed Lowrie heading to surgery. Houston dropped 14 on the Padres on Tuesday night. The Astros have scored 23 runs in total against San Diego. Sure they have struck out 26 times in those two games, but they have hit six home runs as well. The Astros offense appears be reaching it's potential for game-changing power.
The Astros may only need one run tonight with Dallas Keuchel on the mound. The beard is coming off a nine-inning shutout of the Athletics, allowing only two hits in the game. Keuchel hasn't allowed a run in three of last four starts.
|SAN DIEGO PADRES CAREER STATISTICS VS. DALLAS KEUCHEL|
|Derek Norris"]">Derek Norris||21||6||2||0||0||1||2||4||0.286||0.348||0.381||0.729|
|Clint Barmes"]">Clint Barmes||7||2||0||0||1||3||0||1||0.286||0.286||0.714||1.000|
|Abraham Almonte"]">Abraham Almonte||6||1||1||0||0||2||0||2||0.167||0.167||0.333||0.500|
|Yonder Alonso"]">Yonder Alonso||2||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0.500||0.667||0.500||1.167|
|Wil Myers"]">Wil Myers||3||1||0||0||0||0||2||2||0.333||0.600||0.333||0.933|
|Wil Nieves"]">Wil Nieves||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0.500||0.500||0.500||1.000|
|Will Middlebrooks"]">Will Middlebrooks||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.000||0.000||0.000||0.000|
|Justin Upton"]">Justin Upton||3||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0.000||0.400||0.000||0.400|
Padres starter Andrew Cashner has been on par with Keuchel this season but he has lacked the same positive results. Minus his first start of the season, Casner has given up only two earned runs over his last 19 innings. His record after those three games is 1-2. The two games that teams have touched up Cashner, they have done with the long ball. The Conroe native has given up four home runs in four games this season.
|HOUSTON ASTROS CAREER STATISTICS VS. ANDREW CASHNER|
|Colby Rasmus"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Colby Rasmus||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.500||0.500||0.500||1.000|
|Jason Castro"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Jason Castro||3||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0.000||0.400||0.000||0.400|
|Luis Valbuena"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Luis Valbuena||2||0||0||0||0||1||1||0||0.000||0.333||0.000||0.333|
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