Houston Astros (38-36) vs. Kansas City Royals (38-34), June 25, 2016, 6:15 PM CDT
RHP Mike Fiers (5-3, 4.42 ERA, 1.27 WHIP) vs. RHP Chris Young (2-6, 5.61 ERA, 1.42 WHIP)
The big story line coming into Saturday's game as you might have guessed the fact the Houston Astros are calling up to prospect A.J. Reed to start in Saturday's game.
In June, he is .282 (24x85) with 12 runs scored, eight doubles, a triple , five home runs and 12 RBIs in 22 games. Red is batting .283 (46x159) vs. right-handed pitcher this season compared to lefties which he is batting .222 (14x63).
By that is why Reed is coming up to face one of all pitchers Chris Young in his major league debut. Young has given up 19 home runs over 10 starts this season. Young seems to be a soft starting point for Reed's career. Young is coming off his best start of the season, allowing one run on three hits over six innings against the Tigers.
Young is 4-2 with a 5.49 ERA in seven career starts against Houston. Current Astros are batting .239 (17x71) against Young with a .271 BABIP, 4.46 FIP, 25.0 K%, and a 5.3 BB%.
|HOUSTON ASTROS CAREER STATISTICS VS. CHRIS YOUNG|
Mike Fiers counters Young on the mound for the Astros on Saturday. In the month of June, Mike Fiers has posted three quality starts for the Astros, by the strict definition he has only posted two quality starts. I would like to give him one more as he didn't allow a run over 5 2/3 innings in his last start -- June 19 against the Reds.
Fiers is 0-2 with a 7.36 ERA in two career starts against the Royals. Current Royals are batting .278 (10x36) against Fiers with a .281 BABIP, 4.66 FIP, 12.2 K%, and 7.3 BB%.
|KANSAS CITY ROYALS CAREER STATISTICS VS. MIKE FIERS|
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