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Game Preview No. 5: Houston Astros at Milwaukee Brewers

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Houston Astros (1-3) at Milwaukee Brewers (2-2), Apr 9, 2016, 6:10 PM CDT

TV: ROOT SPORTS Southwest
Online: MLB.TV
Radio: KBME 790, La Nueva 94.1 FM (En Español) 
Brewers SB Nation Blog: Brew Crew Ball

Pitching Matchup:

Spring Training Stats

RHP Doug Fister (1-1, 8.27 ERA, 1.96 WHIP) vs. RHP Wily Peralta (2-3, 6.30 ERA, 1.85 WHIP)

Preview:

After last night's game ended on the Chase Utley rule, it is good the Houston Astros have to turn the page and play another game on Saturday.

Doug Fister makes his first start of 201. Fister signed this offseason, a $7 million, one-year contract with the Astros following a season with the Washington Nationals where he go pushed to the bullpen. Unlike the majority of the Astros, Fister has seen the National League on a regular basis with his time the Nationals over the last two seasons.

Last season, Fister in one relief appearance against the Brewers, Fister allowed four runs (three earned) over 1 1/3 innings. Current Brewers are batting .235 (8x34) with a .185 BABIP, 13.2 K%, and 7.9 BB%.

Chris Carter is batting .364 (3x11) with a home run against Fister in his career. Aaron Hill has two home runs in 13 at-bats.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS CAREER STATISTICS VS. DOUG FISTER
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Chris Carter 11 4 0 0 1 2 0 2 0.364 0.364 0.636 1.000
Aaron Hill 13 3 0 0 2 3 0 1 0.231 0.231 0.692 0.923
Scooter Gennett 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Ryan Braun 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.000 0.333 0.000 0.333
Jonathan Lucroy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Kirk Nieuwenhuis 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Domingo Santana 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

Opening Day starter Wily Peralta takes the ball in game two for the Brewers. He allowed five runs (four earned) in four innings against the San Franciso Giants -- on six hits and two walks. Two of those six hits were doubles.

The four-year veteran had two months during 2015 where he was effective (May (3.10 ERA), July (3.00)), outside of that, he hasn't had an ERA under 5.00 for a month in 2015.

Current Astros are batting .143 (4x28) with a 0.167 BABIP, 15.6 K%, and 9.4 BB%. Luis Valbuena has had 18 at-bats against Peralta but is batting .167 (3x18).

HOUSTON ASTROS CAREER STATISTICS VS. WILY PERALTA
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Luis Valbuena 18 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.167 0.250 0.167 0.417
Evan Gattis 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.500 0.667 0.500 1.167
Erik Kratz 6 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.167 0.167 0.167 0.333
Colby Rasmus 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.000 0.333 0.000 0.333