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Game No. 30 Preview: Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

The Astros look to build on late comeback victory in game one agains the Angels.

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Houston Astros (19-10) at Los Angeles Angels (13-16), May 8, 2015 9:05 PM CDT

TV: Roots Sports SW, MLB.TV 
Radio: KBME 790 AM, KLAT 1010 AM
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Pitching matchup

RHP Roberto Hernandez (1-2, 4.25 ERA, 1.25 WHIP) vs. RHP Jered Weaver (0-4, 6.29 ERA, 1.46 WHIP)


I admit after falling behind two runs in the eighth, I didn't expect the Astros to make any headway against Huston Street. Four singles and a walk later, the 2015 Astros continue to change hearts and minds. Houston ended their three-game losing streak with a ninth inning rally capped off by preston Tucker tying the game with a single in his first major league game.

Robert Hernandez has three quality starts out of his five starts this season. In his most recent outing he gave up four earned runs over six innings on eight Mariners hits. Hernandez is 0-2 with a 1.97 ERA in six appearances at Angels stadium in his career.

Mike Trout is 4-for-11 with three home runs off Hernandez in his career. Kole Calhoun is 2-for-3 with a triple. Outside of that 34 year-old right-hander has kept the Halos in check in his career.

Jered Weaver's magic may have finally worn off. His sub 90-mph fastball simple isn't cutting anymore, as he has five runs or more in half of his starts this season. That said, he controlled the Astros for six innings on April 17 - allowing only two runs on six hits.

Evan Gattis is 2-for-3 with a double in his career against Weaver. Jason Castro has three extra-base hits in 15 at-bats against the Angels' right-hander in his career.