Houston Astros (29-32) at Texas Rangers (36-23), June 9, 2016, 1:05 PM CT
RHP Collin McHugh (5-4, 4.97 ERA, 1.46 WHIP) vs. LHP Martin Perez (4-4, 3.24 ERA, 1.35 WHIP)
A series split looks a lot better than a 1-3 series loss. That is the intersection facing the Houston Astros at the moment. The Astros finally defeated the Texas Rangers for the first time in eight games in 2016 and 12 games at Globe Life Park. Can the Astros make it two in a row?
That is Collin McHugh's job on Thursday in a day game. Is Doctor McHugh back? He pitched his first complete game on May 30 and followed that up by going only 5 1/3 innings on June 4. Today will be his first start against the Rangers in 2016.
McHugh is 4-0 with a 3.99 ERA in five career starts against the Rangers, he is 1-0 with a 5.59 ERA in two starts at Globe Life Park. He is 13-8 with a 4.22 ERA in 28 day games (26 starts).
Current Rangers are batting .418 (28x67) against McHugh with a .491 BABIP, 3.20 FIP, 15.5 K%, and a 4.2 BB%.
|TEXAS RANGERS CAREER STATISTICS VS. COLLIN MCHUGH|
Martin Perez has been stellar in his last seven outing, he is 3-2 with a 2.55 ERA with 27 strikeouts and 17 walks. He has three straight quality starts coming into Thursday's outing. Like Mchugh, Perez is making his first start against the Astros this season.
Perez is 4-2 with a 1.71 ERA in six career starts against the Astros. Current Astros are batting .338 (24x71) against Perez with a .377 BABIP, 3.27 FIP, 12.3 K%, and a 2.7 BB%.
|HOUSTON ASTROS CAREER STATISTICS VS. MARTIN PEREZ|
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