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Game No. 150 Preview: Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics

Astros look to win the series with the A's.

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Houston Astros (78-71) vs. Oakland Athletics (64-85), Sep 20, 2015 1:10 PM CDT

TV: Root Sports SW, MLB.TV, ESPN
Radio: KBME 790 AM, KLAT 1010 AM
Athletics SB Nation Blog: Athletics Nation

Pitching Matchup:

RHP Collin McHugh (16-7, 4.05 ERA, 1.31 WHIP) vs. RHP Aaron Brooks (2-3, 7.68 ERA, 1.63 WHIP)

Preview:

The losing streak is over. The Houston Astros offense broke up against the Oakland Athletics. To complete the same pitching matchup as Sept. 7-9, Collin Mchugh faces Aaron Brooks. McHugh gave up five runs over 5 1/3 inning in Oakland.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS CAREER STATISTICS VS. COLLIN MCHUGH
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Marcus Semien"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Marcus Semien 7 4 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.571 0.571 0.714 1.286
Ike Davis"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Ike Davis 6 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.500 0.500 0.667 1.167
Danny Valencia"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Danny Valencia 9 3 2 0 0 2 0 2 0.333 0.333 0.556 0.889
Billy Butler"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Billy Butler 7 2 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.286 0.375 0.714 1.089
Josh Reddick"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Josh Reddick 12 2 1 0 1 2 0 1 0.167 0.167 0.500 0.667
Billy Burns"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Billy Burns 5 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0.200 0.333 0.200 0.533
Sam Fuld"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Sam Fuld 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.200 0.200 0.600 0.800
Brett Lawrie"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Brett Lawrie 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.125 0.125 0.125 0.250
Eric Sogard"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Eric Sogard 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.167 0.286 0.167 0.452
Carson Blair"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Carson Blair 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Mark Canha"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Mark Canha 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.000 0.167 0.000 0.167
Coco Crisp"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Coco Crisp 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0.000 0.125 0.000 0.125
Jake Smolinski"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Jake Smolinski 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Stephen Vogt"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Stephen Vogt 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

Brooks gave up five over four innings. In their most recent outings, Brooks gave up six runs over six innings against Chicago. McHugh allowed four runs in the first innings, lasting only 3 2/3 innings.

HOUSTON ASTROS CAREER STATISTICS VS. AARON BROOKS
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 6 3 2 0 0 1 0 1 0.500 0.500 0.833 1.333
Carlos Gomez"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Carlos Gomez 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.400 0.500 0.600 1.100
Colby Rasmus"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Colby Rasmus 5 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 0.400 0.400 1.200 1.600
Hank Conger"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Hank Conger 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0.500 0.500 0.500 1.000
Carlos Correa"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Carlos Correa 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.250 0.500 0.250 0.750
Evan Gattis"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Evan Gattis 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.200 0.200 0.200 0.400
Marwin Gonzalez"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Marwin Gonzalez 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.500 0.500 0.500 1.000
Luis Valbuena"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Luis Valbuena 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.333 0.333 0.333 0.667
Jason Castro"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Jason Castro 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Jed Lowrie"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Jed Lowrie 4 0 0 0 0 1 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 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

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