Houston Astros (26-14) vs. Oakland Athletics (14-27), May 20, 2015 1:10 PM CDT
TV: Roots Sports SW, MLB.TV
Radio: KBME 790 AM, KLAT 1010 AM
LHP Dallas Keuchel (5-0, 1.87 ERA, 0.95 WHIP) vs. RHP Jesse Hahn (1-3, 4.42 ERA, 1.27 WHIP)
The Astros their best team record through 40 games in team history at 26-14, even better the teams from the late 90's. At some point I'm going to have pinch myself to make sure this is real and the Astros really do have staying power. The Astros added three home runs to their 60 home run season total, a full six home runs ahead of the next team.
The Astros now turn to their five-star beard commander to pick up the series win. Dallas Keuchel has been unworldly this season with a 0.73 ERA in April. He has come back down to earth, he has given up four runs each of his last two start. But both starts were wins. Keuchel pitched a nine innings of scoreless baseball against the A's on April 24, Houston won that game in extra innings. Keuchel is 14-13 with a 3.52 ERA in 44 games at Minute Maid Park.
|OAKLAND ATHLETICS CAREER STATISTICS VS. DALLAS KEUCHEL|
|Coco Crisp"]">Coco Crisp||19||7||3||0||0||1||4||1||0.368||0.478||0.526||1.005|
|Nate Freiman"]">Nate Freiman||14||7||3||0||2||7||0||2||0.500||0.500||1.143||1.643|
|Craig Gentry"]">Craig Gentry||20||3||0||0||0||0||1||5||0.150||0.261||0.150||0.411|
|Sam Fuld"]">Sam Fuld||3||2||0||0||0||1||0||0||0.667||0.667||0.667||1.333|
|Ben Zobrist"]">Ben Zobrist||11||2||2||0||0||0||3||0||0.182||0.357||0.364||0.721|
|Josh Reddick"]">Josh Reddick||11||1||0||0||0||0||1||2||0.091||0.167||0.091||0.258|
|Marcus Semien"]">Marcus Semien||4||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0.250||0.250||0.250||0.500|
|Eric Sogard"]">Eric Sogard||4||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0.250||0.250||0.250||0.500|
|Billy Burns"]">Billy Burns||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.000||0.000||0.000||0.000|
|Billy Butler"]">Billy Butler||8||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||0.000||0.111||0.000||0.111|
|Mark Canha"]">Mark Canha||3||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0.000||0.250||0.000||0.250|
|Brett Lawrie"]">Brett Lawrie||12||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0.000||0.000||0.000||0.000|
|Josh Phegley"]">Josh Phegley||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.000||0.000||0.000||0.000|
Jesse Hahn starts today for the A's. Hahn started the season strong with a 2.86 ERA in four starts in April. In May, he has given up 12 earned runs over 16 2/3 innings. This is Hahn's first start against the Astros.
|HOUSTON ASTROS CAREER STATISTICS VS. JESSE HAHN|
|Evan Gattis"]">Evan Gattis||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0.000||0.000||0.000||0.000|
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