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Game Preview No. 3: Houston Astros at New York Yankees

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Astros look to rebound after Bronx Bombers bring the thunder in game two.

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Houston Astros (1-1) at New York Yankees (1-1), Apr 7, 2016, 3:05 PM CDT

Radio: KTRH 740, Spanish: La Nueva 94.1 FM 
TV: MLB.TV, Roots Sports Southwest, 
SB Nation Blog: Pinstripe Alley

Pitching Matchup:

2016 Spring Training Stats

RHP Mike Fiers (0-0, 4.91 ERA, 1.36 WHIP) vs. RHP Nathan Eovaldi (1-1, 3.07 ERA, 1.50 WHIP)

Preview:

Mike Fiers misses a return to Milwaukee next series to start in New York. It will be his first start against the Bronx Bombers. Fiers was 2-1 with a 3.32 ERA in 10 starts with the Astros last season. Current Yankees are batting .318 (7x22) against Fiers with .389 BABIP, 17.4 K%, and 4.3 BB%.

NEW YORK YANKEES CAREER STATISTICS VS. MIKE FIERS
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Chase Headley 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Starlin Castro 8 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 0.250 0.333 0.375 0.708
Donovan Solano 5 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.400 0.500 0.400 0.900
Aaron Hicks 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.333 0.333 0.333 0.667
Carlos Beltran 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

Houston native Nathan Eovaldi missed the Astros last season but is 1-0 with a 0.90 ERA in three career starts against the Astros. Houston batters are batting .152 (10x66) with a .200 BABIP, 23.4 K% and 11.7 BB% against Eovaldi.

HOUSTON ASTROS CAREER STATISTICS VS. NATHAN EOVALDI
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Evan Gattis 20 6 0 0 1 2 1 5 0.300 0.333 0.450 0.783
Carlos Correa 7 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.429 0.429 0.429 0.857
Carlos Gomez 9 3 1 0 0 0 2 4 0.333 0.455 0.444 0.899
Jose Altuve 9 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.222 0.300 0.222 0.522
Luis Valbuena 11 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0.091 0.167 0.091 0.258
Marwin Gonzalez 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Erik Kratz 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.000 0.333 0.000 0.333
Colby Rasmus 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0.000 0.286 0.000 0.286
George Springer 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Preston Tucker 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000