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Game No. 32 Preview: Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners

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Win one for mom.

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Houston Astros (11-20) vs. Seattle Mariners (18-12), May 8, 2016, 1:10 PM CDT

TV: ROOT SPORTS Southwest
Online: MLB.TV
Radio: KBME 790, La Nueva 94.1 FM (En Español) 
M's SB Nation Blog: Lookout Landing

Pitching Matchup

RHP Collin McHugh (3-3, 6.59 ERA, 1.83 WHIP) vs. RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (1-3, 4.03 ERA, 1.32 WHIP)

Preview

The Houston Astros shoot for a series split after two tough losses against the Mariners in a four-game series. The Astros will be in action on Mother's Day wearing pink accent uniforms and pink hats.

Collin McHugh will take the mound for the Astros on Sunday. McHugh hasn't figured it out in 2016 minus his home-opener starting. He has given up 32 hits over his last four starts. In his one start against Seattle this season, he allowed two run over five innings on five hits.

Current Mariners are batting .221 (25x113) against McHugh with a .241 BABIP, 3.96 FIP, 19.7 K%, and a 4.9 BB%.

SEATTLE MARINERS CAREER STATISTICS VS. COLLIN MCHUGH
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Robinson Cano 25 8 1 1 1 6 1 4 0.320 0.346 0.560 0.906
Nelson Cruz 13 4 0 0 2 3 0 5 0.308 0.308 0.769 1.077
Mike Zunino 17 4 0 0 2 3 1 6 0.235 0.278 0.588 0.866
Seth Smith 11 3 2 0 0 0 1 2 0.273 0.385 0.455 0.839
Norichika Aoki 8 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.250 0.333 0.250 0.583
Steve Clevenger 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.400 0.400 0.400 0.800
Leonys Martin 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.167 0.167 0.167 0.333
Kyle Seager 21 2 2 0 0 1 1 7 0.095 0.130 0.190 0.321
Chris Iannetta 10 1 0 0 1 1 2 4 0.100 0.250 0.400 0.650
Ketel Marte 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.333 0.333 0.333 0.667
Dae-Ho Lee 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Adam Lind 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Stefen Romero 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

Hisashi Iwakuma struggled against Houston this season, he allowed five runs in five innings on seven hits. In his last start, Iwakuma was stellar. He allowed one run on four hits over seven innings in Oakland.

Current Astros are batting .311 (38x122) against Iwakuma with a .344 BABIP, 3.99 FIP, 19.8 K%, and a 2.3 BB%.

HOUSTON ASTROS CAREER STATISTICS VS. HISASHI IWAKUMA
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jose Altuve 30 13 5 0 1 7 0 2 0.433 0.394 0.700 1.094
Marwin Gonzalez 16 8 1 0 1 1 0 3 0.500 0.500 0.750 1.250
Jason Castro 25 5 1 0 0 1 2 7 0.200 0.259 0.240 0.499
Colby Rasmus 19 3 0 0 1 2 0 5 0.158 0.158 0.316 0.474
George Springer 12 3 1 0 1 2 0 4 0.250 0.250 0.583 0.833
Jake Marisnick 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.500 0.500 0.750 1.250
Carlos Correa 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0.500 0.667 0.500 1.167
Evan Gattis 7 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.143 0.125 0.143 0.268
Carlos Gomez 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.250 0.400 0.250 0.650
Max Stassi 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.500 0.500 0.500 1.000
Luis Valbuena 8 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0.125 0.111 0.500 0.611
Jon Singleton 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.000 0.200 0.000 0.200
Preston Tucker 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000