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Game No. 35 Preview: Houston Astros vs. Cleveland Indians

Doug Fister aims for series with against the Indians.

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros (13-20) vs. Cleveland Indians (15-14), May 11, 2016, 1:10 PM CDT

TV: ROOT SPORTS Southwest
Online: MLB.TV
Radio: KBME 790, La Nueva 94.1 FM (En Español) 
Indians SB Nation Blog: Let's Go Tribe

Pitching Matchup

RHP Doug Fister (3-3, 4.54 ERA, 1.32 WHIP) vs. RHP Danny Salazar (3-2, 1.91 ERA, 0.90 WHIP)

Preview

So yeah, Trevor Bauer owns the Astros. Moving on. The Astro hope of continuing their above .500 play over the last two series on Doug Fister.

Fister has been arguably the most consistent pitcher for the Astros to end the season. Fister has posted as four-straight quality starts. In two starts in May, Fister has allowed just four runs over 13 innings. Fister is 5-3 with a 2.73 ERA in 14 career start against the Indians.

Indians are batting .304 (52x171) against Fister with a .324 BABIP, 5.11 FIP, 15.K%, and a 4.9 BB%.

CLEVELAND INDIANS CAREER STATISTICS VS. DOUG FISTER
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Rajai Davis 30 12 2 0 0 1 0 2 0.400 0.438 0.467 0.904
Michael Brantley 30 11 3 0 2 5 2 4 0.367 0.406 0.667 1.073
Jason Kipnis 22 9 2 0 0 1 1 2 0.409 0.435 0.500 0.935
Marlon Byrd 15 6 2 0 1 3 0 4 0.400 0.400 0.733 1.133
Carlos Santana 30 5 1 0 1 4 2 7 0.167 0.212 0.300 0.512
Mike Napoli 11 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.182 0.308 0.182 0.490
Juan Uribe 6 2 0 0 2 3 0 2 0.333 0.333 1.333 1.667
Joey Butler 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0.333 0.333 1.333 1.667
Lonnie Chisenhall 12 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0.083 0.154 0.333 0.487
Yan Gomes 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0.500 0.667 2.000 2.667
Collin Cowgill 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.000 0.500 0.000 0.500

Danny Salazar has been unworldly on the mound in May. He has allowed just two runs over 14 2/3 innings while striking out 17 and walking three.

Astros are batting .294 (5x17) against Salazar with a .333 BABIP, 4.45 FIP, 10.0 K%, and a 15.0 BB%.

HOUSTON ASTROS CAREER STATISTICS VS. DANNY SALAZAR
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jake Marisnick 5 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.600 0.600 0.600 1.200
Jose Altuve 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.167 0.167 0.167 0.333
Erik Kratz 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.500 0.500 0.500 1.000
Carlos Gomez 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.000 1.000 0.000 1.000
Marwin Gonzalez 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Colby Rasmus 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Jon Singleton 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000