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Game No. 124 Preview: Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

Mike Fiers' no-hitter was great. Unfortunately, the Astros still have two more games with the Dodgers.

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Houston Astros (67-56) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (67-54) August 22, 2015 6:10 PM CDT

TV: Root Sports SW, MLB.TV
Radio: KBME 790 AM, KLAT 1010 AM
Dodgers SB Nation Blog: True Blue LA

Pitching Matchup:

LHP Scott Kazmir (6-8, 2.43 ERA, 1.12 WHIP) vs. RHP Zack Greinke (13-2, 1.58 ERA, 0.86 WHIP)

Preview:

Mike Fiers' no-hitter was great. The show must go on and there is an excellent matchup on the mound today in Houston. Scott Kazmir and Zack Greinke face one another. Kazmir help solidify the Astros rotation for a playoff run. Zack Greinke is pitching in what is effectively a contract year for the right-hander.

Scott Kazmir make his third start as an Astros at Minute Maid Park. He has struggled his last two starts, allowing eight runs over his last 11 innings. Kazmir is 1-1 with a 6.14 ERA in three starts against the Dodgers in his career. j

LOS ANGELES DODGERS CAREER STATISTICS VS. SCOTT KAZMIR
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Carl Crawford 8 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.625 0.667 0.625 1.292
Chase Utley 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.667 0.667 0.667 1.333
Andre Ethier 8 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0.125 0.222 0.250 0.472
Jimmy Rollins 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.200 0.333 0.200 0.533
Adrian Gonzalez 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Enrique Hernandez 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Howie Kendrick 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0.000 0.333 0.000 0.333
Justin Turner 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

Zack Greinke is going to win the National League Cy-Young award, it's plain in simple. He is 3-0 with 2.84 ERA during three starts in August.Greinke is 4-1 with a .300 in six career starts against the Dodgers.

HOUSTON ASTROS CAREER STATISTICS VS. ZACK GREINKE
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Luis Valbuena 21 9 3 0 0 1 1 7 0.429 0.455 0.571 1.026
Jose Altuve 12 6 1 0 0 3 0 1 0.500 0.500 0.583 1.083
Carlos Gomez 17 3 1 0 1 4 1 7 0.176 0.222 0.412 0.634
Colby Rasmus 7 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.429 0.429 0.571 1.000
Chris Carter 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.500 0.667 0.500 1.167
Jason Castro 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.333 0.333 0.333 0.667
Hank Conger 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.200 0.200 0.200 0.400
Evan Gattis 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.333 0.333 0.667 1.000
Jed Lowrie 5 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 0.200 0.200 0.800 1.000
Jake Marisnick 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

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