Houston Astros (19-28) vs. Baltimore Orioles (26-18), May 26, 2016 7:10 PM CDT
RHP Lance McCullers (0-1, 5.91 ERA, 1.69 ERA) vs. RHP Kevin Gausman (0-1, 2.70 ERA, 1.12 WHIP)
The Houston Astros can sweep a series. That is not a misprint. After a dismal weekend series against the Texas Rangers. The Astros have bounced back to take the first two games of the series against the Orioles. The Orioles have struck out 37 times over 92 plate appearances in the last two games -- 40 percent that generally leads to wins for the other team.
It also helps that the Astros bullpen has pitched 11 scoreless innings through two games.
But Lance McCullers must be saying to the O's: You have seen our final form. Lance McCullers may have the most electric stuff among the Astros current pitching staff.
Lance McCullers bounded back from a rough first start of 2016 with six solid innings against the Rangers -- allowing two runs on five hits.
Current O's are batting .211 (4x19) against McCullers with a .364 BABIP, 0.60 FIP, 40 K%, and a 5.0 BB%.
|BALTIMORE ORIOLES CAREER STATISTICS VS. LANCE MCCULLERS|
O's send out their own young arm in Kevin Gausman. Gausman is coming off 6 2/3 innings of one-run baseball against the Angels. Current Astros are batting .667 (2-for-3) against Gausman with a 1.00 BABIP, 25.0 K%, and a 25.0 BB%.
|HOUSTON ASTROS CAREER STATISTICS VS. KEVIN GAUSMAN|