Houston Astros (23-29) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (23-30), May 31, 2016, 2:40 PM CT
RHP Lance McCullers (1-1, 4.60 ERA, 1.60 WHIP) vs. LHP Patrick Corbin (2-4, 4.21 ERA, 1.32 WHIP)
The Houston Astros have won six of their last seven games. On Monday, the Astros appeared to outclass the Diamondbacks with Colin McHugh on the mound. Now the team sends out electric Lance McCullers. McHugh picked up eight strikeouts over nine innings, how far north of that can McCullers go in the strikeout department?
Lance McCullers has struck out 17 over last 17 innings of work. He picked up his first win of 2016, allowing just one run over five innings against Balitmore. But the O's were able to get McCullers' pitch count up to 108 by the end of the fifth.
McCullers has one career start against the D-Backs, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits over five innings while striking out six. Current D-Backs are batting .214 (3x14) against McCullers with a .333 BABIP, 1.01 FIP, 33.3 K%, and a 6.7 BB%.
|ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS CAREER STATISTICS VS. LANCE MCCULLERS|
Patrick Corbin goes for the D-Backs in game two. He has thrown three quality starts in may out his five total outings. His last start was not a quality one, he allowed four earned runs over 5 2/3 against the Pirates.
Current Astros are batting .059 (1x17) against Corbin with a .100 BABIP, 1.63 FIP, 36.8 K%, and a 10.5 BB%.
|HOUSTON ASTROS CAREER STATISTICS VS. PATRICK CORBIN|
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