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Game No. 128 Preview: Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees

Astros send out Collin McHugh for the series victory.

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Houston Astros (70-57) vs. New York Yankees (69-56) August 26, 2015 12:05 PM CDT

TV: Root Sports SW, MLB.TV
Radio: KBME 790 AM, KLAT 1010 AM
Yankees SB Nation Blog: Pinstripe Alley

Pitching Matchup:

RHP Collin McCugh (13-7, 3.96 ERA, 1.28 WHIP) vs. RHP Michael Pineda (9-7, 3.97 ERA, 1.22 WHIP)


The Astros broke out of their offensive slump with a bang. Much to the chagrin of the Yankees, who didn't take kindly to Carlos Gomez bat flips. To which I say, bring'em on:

Everyone gets a bat flip.

Back to today's game. Collin McHugh takes the mound for the Astros. McHugh has been a different pitcher in August - he is 1-2 with a 1.67 ERA in four starts in August. He has rebound from a rough start to the season, his pre-All-Star ERA was 4.50 and his post-All-Star break ERA is 2.60.

McHugh is making his first start in Yankee stadium, this will be his second start against the Yankees - he gave up one run over eight innings, striking out eight.

Michael Pineda will make his first start since going on the DL on July 30 with a right flexor forearm muscle strain. Pineda is 0-1 with a 2.57 ERA in two career starts against Houston.


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