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Game No. 50 Preview: Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels

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What will Dallas Keuchel do in his final start in May?

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Houston Astros (20-29) at Los Angeles Angels (22-26), May 28, 2016, 9:05 PM CDT

TV: Root Sports Southwest
Online: MLB.TV
Radio: KBME SportsTalk 790 AM, La Nueva 94.1 FM (En Español) 
Los Angeles Angels SB Nation Blog: Halos Heaven

Pitching Matchup

LHP Dallas Keuchel (2-6, 5.92 ERA, 1.59 WHIP) vs. RHP Jered Weaver (4-3, 5.33 ERA, 1.51 WHIP)

Preview

The Houston Astros will have to wait another turn to try to get their first four-game winning streak of 2016. The team had their first three-game winning streak broken by the Angels on Friday -- more specifically Mike Trout and Albert Pujols. Somehow Mike Fiers wasn't able to pitch around the two.

It's now Dallas Keuchel's turn to get the Astros back into the win column. A place the 2015 AL CY Young award winner hasn't gone often this season.

Kuechel has struggled all season. he is 0-3 with a 7.58 ERA in five May starts. Keuchel is getting an extra day of rest before his Saturday start. He is 15-16 with a 3.68 ERA on five days rest.

Keuchel is 7-2 with a 3.86 ERA in 12 appearances (11 starts) in his career against the Angels. He is 4-1 with a 3.65 ERA in seven career starts at Angels Stadium.

Current Angels are batting .259 (30x116) against Keuchel with a .333 BABIP, 3.38 FIP, 23.3 K%, and a 10.1 BB%.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS CAREER STATISTICS VS. DALLAS KEUCHEL
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Mike Trout 31 10 0 0 1 1 4 11 0.323 0.400 0.419 0.819
Kole Calhoun 19 5 0 0 0 2 1 7 0.263 0.300 0.263 0.563
Albert Pujols 25 5 1 0 1 3 0 6 0.200 0.200 0.360 0.560
Geovany Soto 18 4 1 0 0 1 2 6 0.222 0.300 0.278 0.578
C.J. Cron 16 3 1 0 0 0 1 2 0.188 0.235 0.250 0.485
Craig Gentry 23 3 0 0 0 0 1 5 0.130 0.231 0.130 0.361
Carlos Perez 7 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.429 0.500 0.571 1.071
Yunel Escobar 5 2 1 0 0 2 4 1 0.400 0.667 0.600 1.267
Johnny Giavotella 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.333 0.600 0.333 0.933
Daniel Nava 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Cliff Pennington 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.000 0.500 0.000 0.500
Gregorio Petit 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Brendan Ryan 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

Jered Weaver is the most crafty pitcher in baseball. He has a fastball that struggled to push the upper 80's but he finds ways to be effective. Weaver has pitched seven innings in each of his last two starts, allowing five earned runs total over both.

Weaver is 5-3 with a 2.98 ERA in nine career starts against Houston. Current Astros are batting .270 (37x137) against Weaver with a .302 BABIP, 4.08 FIP, .302 K%, and a 4.1 BB%.

HOUSTON ASTROS CAREER STATISTICS VS. JERED WEAVER
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jose Altuve 29 10 2 0 0 1 0 3 0.345 0.345 0.414 0.759
Luis Valbuena 26 7 1 0 0 0 1 5 0.269 0.321 0.308 0.629
Jason Castro 20 5 1 0 2 4 0 5 0.250 0.250 0.600 0.850
George Springer 12 4 0 0 1 2 0 2 0.333 0.385 0.583 0.968
Carlos Correa 5 3 0 0 1 2 1 0 0.600 0.667 1.200 1.867
Evan Gattis 10 3 1 0 1 2 0 2 0.300 0.300 0.700 1.000
Carlos Gomez 12 3 1 0 1 2 2 3 0.250 0.400 0.583 0.983
Marwin Gonzalez 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.429 0.429 0.429 0.857
Jake Marisnick 11 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.091 0.167 0.091 0.258
Colby Rasmus 17 1 1 0 0 0 3 6 0.059 0.200 0.118 0.318
Jon Singleton 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.167 0.167 0.167 0.333
Preston Tucker 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

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