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Game No. 155 Preview: Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers

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Can the Astros stop free falling?

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Houston Astros (80-74) vs. Texas Rangers (84-69), Sep 26, 2015 12:00 PM CDT

TV:Root Sports SW, MLB.TV
Radio: KBME 790 AM, KLAT 1010 AM
Rangers SB Nation Blog: Lone Star Ball

Pitching Matchup:

RHP Collin McHugh (17-7, 3.93 ERA, 1.28 WHIP) vs. LHP Derek Holland (3-3, 4.75 ERA, 1.29 WHIP)

Preview:

This is the end...

The Astros look to pull themselves off the deck. They still hold the final Wild Card spot. They just need to figure out a way to defeat the Rangers. Something they haven't done in eight tries.

Collin McHugh is 8-2 with a 3.08 ERA in his last 12 starts. McHugh is 2-0 with a 4.02 ERA in three starts against the Rangers this season. McHugh lasted only 3.2 innings with five runs allowed in his last start against the Rangers.

TEXAS RANGERS CAREER STATISTICS VS. COLLIN MCHUGH
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Adrian Beltre"]">Adrian Beltre 12 6 2 0 0 2 0 4 0.500 0.500 0.667 1.167
Prince Fielder"]">Prince Fielder 8 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.750 0.778 0.750 1.528
Elvis Andrus"]">Elvis Andrus 11 5 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.455 0.455 0.455 0.909
Robinson Chirinos"]">Robinson Chirinos 6 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.500 0.571 0.667 1.238
Delino DeShields"]">Delino DeShields 7 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.429 0.429 0.429 0.857
Rougned Odor 10 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.300 0.300 0.400 0.700
Leonys Martin"]">Leonys Martin 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.200 0.200 0.200 0.400
Mitch Moreland 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.286 0.375 0.286 0.661
Shin-Soo Choo 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.333 0.500 0.333 0.833
Josh Hamilton"]">Josh Hamilton 9 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.111 0.200 0.111 0.311
Mike Napoli 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.167 0.167 0.167 0.333
Joey Gallo"]">Joey Gallo 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.000 0.500 0.000 0.500
Chris Gimenez"]">Chris Gimenez 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Ryan Rua 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.000 0.500 0.000 0.500

Derek Holland is 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA in his last three starts, included a start against the Astros in which he allowed 5 runs over 5 2/3 innings.

HOUSTON ASTROS CAREER STATISTICS VS. DEREK HOLLAND
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jose Altuve"]">Jose Altuve 19 6 2 1 0 2 1 2 0.316 0.350 0.526 0.876
Chris Carter"]">Chris Carter 21 5 1 0 1 3 3 6 0.238 0.320 0.429 0.749
Jed Lowrie"]">Jed Lowrie 22 5 1 0 1 4 0 6 0.227 0.227 0.409 0.636
Jason Castro"]">Jason Castro 6 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0.667 0.667 1.167 1.833
Carlos Gomez"]">Carlos Gomez 6 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.667 0.714 1.000 1.714
Robbie Grossman"]">Robbie Grossman 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.333 0.333 0.333 0.667
Colby Rasmus"]">Colby Rasmus 12 3 1 0 1 1 1 1 0.250 0.308 0.583 0.891
Hank Conger"]">Hank Conger 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.667 0.667 1.000 1.667
Jake Marisnick"]">Jake Marisnick 5 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.400 0.400 0.400 0.800
Jonathan Villar"]">Jonathan Villar 10 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.200 0.200 0.300 0.500
Carlos Correa"]">Carlos Correa 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.500 0.667 1.000 1.667
Evan Gattis"]">Evan Gattis 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.333 0.333 0.333 0.667
Marwin Gonzalez"]">Marwin Gonzalez 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.333 0.333 0.667 1.000
L.J. Hoes"]">L.J. Hoes 9 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0.111 0.200 0.111 0.311
George Springer"]">George Springer 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.250 0.400 0.250 0.650
Max Stassi"]">Max Stassi 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.167 0.167 0.333 0.500

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