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Game No. 161 Preview: Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Two more to go.

MLB: Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros (83-77) vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (73-87), October 1, 2016, 8:05 PM CT

TV: ROOTSW
Radio: KBME 790 AM, La Nueva 94.1 FM
Online: MLB.TV
Angels SBNation Blog: Halos Heaven

Pitching Matchup

RHP Collin McHugh (12-10, 4.53 ERA, 1.45 WHIP) vs. LHP Tyler Skaggs (3-3, 4.13 ERA, 1.44 WHIP)

Preview

Game 161. A game that means absolutely zero for the Houston Astros after stumbling towards the end of the season. There are no spots to win in the 2016 playoffs. There are no spots to win on the 2017 MLB roster. We know who these players are and the only movement in Spring Training will change their standings.

But if you do care about the game, Collin McHugh will make his career-high 33rd start of the 2016 season. McHugh is facing the Angels for the fourth time this season. he is 1-0 with a 2.84 ERA in his three previous starts.

Tyler Skaggs returned to the rotation in 2016 after Tommy John surgery. He makes his first start after three weeks with a strained left forearm.

Skaggs is 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA in his two starts in the month of September.