Houston Astros (11-19) vs. Seattle Mariners (17-12), May 7, 2016, 6:10 PM CDT
LHP Dallas Keuchel (2-4, 5.11 ERA, 1.57 WHIP) vs. RHP Nathan Karns (3-1, 3.81 ERA, 1.34 WHIP)
Dallas Keuchel is on the mound on Saturday for Dallas Keuchel bobblehead day. So the Astros have to do something good today, right? Right?
The Astros appears to be something close to their old selves, winning four of their last six games. The team has averaged 5.83 runs per game and have hit 11 home runs during that stretch.
The offense appears to have figured a few things out, now it's time for Keuchel to get right. At the moment, Keuchel looks more like his 2013 self then the reigning AL Cy-Young winner. Kecheul has allowed 16 runs over his last 16 1/3 innings. Walks have been up for Keuchel, in three starts this season he has allowed four or more walks.
In his one start against Mariners in April, Keuchel allowed five runs over six innings on six hits -- striking out five and walking none. In the following start and his most recent start, Kecuhel allowed five runs over 4 1/3 innings against the Twins -- breaking his home winning streak of 16 games since the start of the 2015 season.
Current M's are batting .266 (41x154) against Keuchel with a .299 BABIP, 4.22 FIP, 20.8 K%, and a 6.0 BB%.
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Nathan Karns makes his second start of the season against the Astros. In his first start, he didn't allow a run over seven innings and struck out six. He built upon that start in his most recent outing -- his second straight quality start. He allowed three runs over six innings on six hits against the Athletics.
Current Astros are batting .143 (6x42) against Karns with a .172 BABIP, 3.03 FIP, 26.7 K%, and a 6.7 BB%.
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