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Game No. 70 Preview: Houston Astros vs. Cincinnati Reds

Can former Brewer Mike Fiers pick up the series win against Cincinnati Reds?

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Houston Astros (33-36) vs. Cincinnati Reds (27-42), June 19, 2016 1:10 PM CDT

TV: Root Sports Southwest
Online: MLB.TV
Radio: KBME SportsTalk 790 AM, La Nueva 94.1 FM (En Español) 
Reds SB Nation Blog: Red Reporter

Pitching Matchup

RHP Mike Fiers (4-3, 4.76 ERA, 1.30 WHIP) vs. LHP Brandon Finnegan (3-4, 3.61 ERA, 1.31 WHIP)


The Houston Astros have basically been on par with the Cincinnati Reds after two extra innings games. Which speaks volumes for the 2016 Houston Astros. The Astros can save face by picking up a series win on Sunday with Mike Fiers on the mound.

Mike Fiers looks to build upon his stellar seven innings, two-run outing against the Rays in his last start.Fiers is 1-0 with a 3.44 ERA (7 ER/18 1/3) in three June starts.

Fiers is 2-4 with a 3.13 ERA in six starts (8 appearances) in his career against the Reds. Current Reds are batting .224 (19x85) against Fiers with a .250 BABIP, 3.84 FIP, 18.8 K%, and an 8.3 BB%.

Fiers faces Brandon Finnegan on Sunday. Finnegan is 2-0 with a 1.86 ERA in three starts in June.

Finnegan, a TCU product and Fort Worth native, was traded to the Reds as part of the Johnny Cueto deal last season. Finnegan is 2-3 with a 3.12 ERA in his last seven starts. He allowed just one run over six innings in his last start.

Current Astros are hitless against Finnegan (0-7) against Finnegan with a .000 BABIP, 5.10 FIP, 11.1 K%, and a 22.2 BB%.

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