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Game No. 41 Preview: Houston Astros at Chicago White Sox

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One win down, now the Astros send out Doug Fister.

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Houston Astros (16-24) vs. Chicago White Sox (24-15), May 18, 2016, 7:10 PM CDT

TV: ROOT SPORTS Southwest
Online: MLB.TV
Radio: KBME 790, La Nueva 94.1 FM (En Español) 
White Sox SB Nation Blog: South Side Sox

Pitching Matchup

RHP Doug Fister (3-3, 4.22 ERA, 1.24 WHIP) vs. RHP Mat Latos (5-0, 3.40 ERA, 1.34 WHIP)

Preview

Lady luck has been on the Astros side in extra-inning games of late. Houston hopes to not need extra innings with Doug Fister. Doug Fister has posted five straight quality starts for the Astros coming into Wednesday's game. Fister had his best outing of the season in his last start, holding the Indians to two runs over seven innings.

Fister is 2-4 with a 3.72 career ERA against the White Sox with a 1.365 WHIP. Fister is 1-2 with a 4.32 ERA at U.S. Cellular Field in his career. Current White Sox are batting .250 (17x68) against Fister with a .291 BABIP, 3.55 FIP, 18.2 K%, and a 9.1 BB%.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX CAREER STATISTICS VS. DOUG FISTER
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Melky Cabrera 14 5 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.357 0.357 0.429 0.786
Alex Avila 7 3 0 2 0 2 4 2 0.429 0.636 1.000 1.636
Todd Frazier 8 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 0.375 0.444 0.375 0.819
Jimmy Rollins 12 3 1 0 1 1 1 4 0.250 0.308 0.583 0.891
Austin Jackson 14 2 1 0 0 3 0 4 0.143 0.143 0.214 0.357
Leury Garcia 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Avisail Garcia 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Brett Lawrie 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.000 0.250 0.000 0.250
J.B. Shuck 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

Mat Latos was the biggest roll of the dice this season in free agency. Latos has paid off for the White Sox thus far. In April, Latos was 4-0 with a 1.84 ERA. He has come back down to earth a bit in May, he is 1-0 with 7.84 ERA over 10 1/3 innings.

Mat Latos is 4-1 with a 3.86 ERA with a 1.143 WHIP in his career against the Astros. Current Astros are batting .355 (22x62) against Latos with a .389 BABIP, 4.12 FIP, 11.8 K%, and a 7.4 BB%.

HOUSTON ASTROS CAREER STATISTICS VS. MAT LATOS
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Carlos Gomez 24 10 2 1 2 8 0 3 0.417 0.417 0.833 1.250
Colby Rasmus 11 6 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.545 0.545 0.636 1.182
Jose Altuve 8 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.500 0.500 0.625 1.125
Luis Valbuena 14 4 0 0 1 2 4 0 0.286 0.444 0.500 0.944
Jason Castro 8 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.250 0.250 0.375 0.625
Marwin Gonzalez 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.333 0.333 0.667 1.000