Series Preview: Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, August 21-23, 2015
Let the good times roll. The Astros went 7-3 over the homestand. Houston expands their lead in the American West, and watching the Rangers pass the Angels in the standings.
The Yankees are battling the retooled Blue Jays in the standings, New York sit a half a game behind Toronto. The Bronx bombers are 6-4 in their last ten games -- having dropped three of their last four.
Monday: RHP Scott Feldman (5-5, 4.05 ERA, 1.31 WHIP) vs. RHP Nathan Eovaldi (13-2, 4.24 ERA, 1.46 WHIP)
Tuesday: LHP Dallas Keuchel (14-6, 2.37 ERA, 1.02 WHIP) vs. RHP Ivan Nova (5-5, 3.72 ERA, 1.24 WHIP)
Wednesday: RHP Collin McCugh (13-7, 3.96 ERA, 1.28 WHIP) vs. RHP Michael Pineda (9-7, 3.97 ERA, 1.22 WHIP)
Scott Feldman has been everything the Astros have been looking for out of their starts since returning from his DL stint earlier this season - he is 1-1 with 2.87 ERA in his last six starts with only eight walks allowed. Nat Eovaldi is 5-0 with a 3.46 ERA in 11 home starts.
Dallas Keuchel's magical season continues with east coast media's eyes on me. In August, Keuchel is 2-1 with 2.60 ERA in four starts. Ivan Nova is making his first start against the Astros since 2010, and he is 2-3 with 3.86 ERA at home.
Collin McHugh has a better ERA on the road then at home, 3.71 compared to 4.20. Michael Pineda will make his first start since going on the DL on July 30 with a right flexor forearm muscle strain.
Jose Altuve is battin .433 in the Astros last seven games, four extra base hits and four runs scored.
Four Yankees are batting over .300 in the team's last seven games - Ellsbury, Headley, Bird, and Beltran. Greg Bird, Brian McCann, and Alex Rodriguez have two home runs during that stretch.
Astros win the Keuchel start and sneak away with another game - win the series.