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Game No. 60 Preview: Houston Astros at Chicago White Sox

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Correa Day 2.0.

straight flexin'
straight flexin'
Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros (34-25) at Chicago White Sox (26-30), June 9, 2015 7:10 PM CDT

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

LHP Carlos Rodon (1-0, 3.12 ERA, 1.64 WHIP), vs. LHP Dallas Keuchel (7-1, 1.85 ERA, 0.92 WHIP )

Preview

The Astros have lost their last five games since they announced they were removing Tal's Hill. Clearly Tal Smith is some kind of voodoo witch that has place a curse on the Astros for disgracing his baby in Minute Maid Park.

Not even Carlos Correa could break the curse, try as he might. Correa picked up his first major league hit and RBI yesterday against the powerhouse that is Chris Sale. Correa also showed of his play in the field, gunning down the speedy Adam Eaton at first after ranging past second base.

Houston turns to Dallas Keuchel to break the curse. Keuchel has had a fabulous start to the 2015 season, having already been named AL pitcher of the month twice in as many months. He has kept his team in game, pitching at least six inning in all 12 of his starts.

Keuchel last faced the White Sox on May 30, he pitched a complete game, four hit shutout of the White Sox.  Keuchel is 2-1 with a 2.21 ERA in three career starts against the White Sox.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX CAREER STATISTICS VS. DALLAS KEUCHEL
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Geovany Soto"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Geovany Soto 15 3 1 0 0 1 2 4 0.200 0.294 0.267 0.561
Melky Cabrera"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Melky Cabrera 11 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.364 0.364 0.455 0.818
Gordon Beckham"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Gordon Beckham 9 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.222 0.222 0.333 0.556
Alexei Ramirez"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Alexei Ramirez 9 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.222 0.200 0.222 0.422
Adam Eaton"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Adam Eaton 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.375 0.375 0.375 0.750
Adam LaRoche"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Adam LaRoche 8 1 0 0 0 1 1 4 0.125 0.222 0.125 0.347
Avisail Garcia"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Avisail Garcia 6 2 0 0 1 3 0 2 0.333 0.333 0.833 1.167
Emilio Bonifacio"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Emilio Bonifacio 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.000 0
Tyler Flowers"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Tyler Flowers 4 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0.500 0.600 0.750 1.350
Jose Abreu"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Jose Abreu 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.333 0.333 0.333 0.667
Conor Gillaspie"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Conor Gillaspie 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.333 0.333 0.333 0.667
Carlos Sanchez"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Carlos Sanchez 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
J.B. Shuck"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">J.B. Shuck 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

The Astros once again face Carlos Rodon, a pitcher they could have easily had in the 2014. Now they have Alex Bregman instead. Rodon set a career high in strikeouts (10) in his last start. Against Houston, Rodon held the Astros to three runs (one earned) over 6 1/3 innings on May 29.

HOUSTON ASTROS CAREER STATISTICS VS. CARLOS RODON
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jose Altuve"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Jose Altuve 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.667 0.667 0.667 1.333
Chris Carter"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Chris Carter 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1.000 0.667 1.000 1.667
Evan Gattis"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Evan Gattis 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.667 0.667 0.667 1.333
Preston Tucker"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Preston Tucker 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.333 0.333 0.667 1.000
Jonathan Villar"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Jonathan Villar 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.333 0.333 0.667 1.000
Hank Conger"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Hank Conger 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Jake Marisnick"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Jake Marisnick 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
George Springer"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">George Springer 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Luis Valbuena"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Luis Valbuena 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

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