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Game No. 24 Preview: Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners

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Astros look to keep the good times rolling with McHugh on the mound.

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Houston Astros (16-7) vs. Seattle Mariners (10-13), 6:10 p.m. (CST)

TV: Roots Sports SW, MLB.TV 
Radio: KBME 790 AM, KLAT 1010 AM
Mariners SBNation BlogLookout Landing

Pitching matchup

RHP Collin McHugh (3-0, 2.92 ERA, 1.18 WHIP) vs. RHP Taijuan Walker (1-2, 6.86 ERA, 1.83 WHIP)

Preview

Eight? EIGHT! Eight wins in a row for the Astros. The Astros offense is clicking like Jeff Luhnow drew it up. Jose Altuve is hitting everything thrown at him. The bullpen is holding it down. Dallas Keuchel has been one of the best pitchers in the American League. Now, the Astros have Collin McHugh on the mound to keep the good times rolling.

McHugh is 10-0 with a 2.08 ERA in 14 starts dating back to August 1, 2014. He has won three-straight starts against the Mariners, overall he has a 4-2 record with a 4.06 ERA against the M's in his career.

In 2015, McHugh is 3-0 with a 2.92 ERA in 24.2 innings. He has 23 strikeouts and just four walks.

SEATTLE MARINERS CAREER STATISTICS VS. COLLIN MCHUGH
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Robinson Cano"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Robinson Cano 18 4 0 1 0 4 0 4 0.222 0.222 0.333 0.556
Willie Bloomquist"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Willie Bloomquist 6 3 1 0 0 2 0 1 0.500 0.500 0.667 1.167
Brad Miller"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Brad Miller 12 3 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.250 0.250 0.500 0.750
Mike Zunino"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Mike Zunino 13 3 0 0 1 2 0 6 0.231 0.231 0.462 0.692
Austin Jackson"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Austin Jackson 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.222 0.222 0.222 0.444
James Jones"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">James Jones 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.667 0.667 0.667 1.333
Nelson Cruz"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Nelson Cruz 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.167 0.167 0.167 0.333
Logan Morrison 8 1 0 0 1 1 3 1 0.125 0.364 0.500 0.864
Kyle Seager"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Kyle Seager 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 0.063 0.063 0.125 0.188
Seth Smith"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Seth Smith 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.500 0.667 0.500 1.167
Rickie Weeks"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Rickie Weeks 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.250 0.250 0.500 0.750
Dustin Ackley"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Dustin Ackley 13 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0.000 0.133 0.000 0.133
Stefen Romero"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Stefen Romero 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

Taijuan Walker has struggled this season, but the Astros have always been the team he finds his groove against. In his career, Walker is 3-0 with a 2.57 ERA in five starts against Houston. In his other 10 major league starts, he is 1-5 with a 4.73 ERA.

HOUSTON ASTROS CAREER STATISTICS VS. TAIJUAN WALKER
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jose Altuve 13 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.385 0.429 0.538 0.967
Marwin Gonzalez"]">Marwin Gonzalez 10 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0.200 0.200 0.500 0.700
George Springer"]">George Springer 5 2 0 0 1 3 0 3 0.400 0.333 1.000 1.333
Jason Castro"]">Jason Castro 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0.091 0.091 0.091 0.182
Matt Dominguez"]">Matt Dominguez 9 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.111 0.200 0.111 0.311
Robbie Grossman 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.200 0.333 0.200 0.533
L.J. Hoes"]">L.J. Hoes 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.250 0.250 0.250 0.500
Jed Lowrie"]">Jed Lowrie 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.250 0.250 0.250 0.500
Jake Marisnick"]">Jake Marisnick 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.500 0.750 0.500 1.250
Colby Rasmus"]">Colby Rasmus 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.500 0.500 1.000 1.500
Luis Valbuena"]">Luis Valbuena 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.500 0.667 0.500 1.167
Jonathan Villar"]">Jonathan Villar 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.143 0.143 0.286 0.429
Chris Carter"]">Chris Carter 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0.000 0.375 0.000 0.375
Evan Gattis 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Jon Singleton"]">Jon Singleton 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.000 0.667 0.000 0.667

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