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Game No. 97 Preview: Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

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Astros look to win three in a row with Collin McHuhg on the mound.

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Houston Astros (52-44) vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (43-53, Jul 23, 2016, 6:10 PM CDT

TV: Root Sports SW
Online: MLB.TV
Radio: KBME SportsTalk 790 AM, La Nueva 94.1 FM (En Español) 
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Pitching Matchup

RHP Collin McHugh (6-6, 4.25 ERA, 1.45 WHIP) vs. RHP Jered Weaver (8-7, 5.02 ERA, 1.41 WHIP)

Preview

The Astros enjoyed a stellar performance from Lance McCullers in game one against the Angels. The Astros will need another stellar performance in hopes of upending crafty Angels starting pitcher Jered Weaver.

McCugh comes in on a high. He is 1-1 with a 2.41 ERA in his last six starts. McHugh is coming off a scoreless six innings against the Mariners on July 17, he struck out 10 in the start.

The right-hander is making his third start against the Halos, he made back-to-back starts against the Halos on June 21 and 27 -- he allowed four runs over 13 innings in those two starts. McHugh is 4-2 with a 2.84 ERA in nine career starts against the Angels.

Current Angels are batting .270 (31x115) against McHugh with a .322 BABIP, 3.66 FIP, 19.8 K%, and a 6.3 BB%.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS CAREER STATISTICS VS. COLLIN MCHUGH
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Kole Calhoun 26 8 1 0 0 0 0 5 0.308 0.333 0.346 0.679
Albert Pujols 19 7 0 0 1 4 4 3 0.368 0.478 0.526 1.005
Mike Trout 17 6 2 1 2 4 0 5 0.353 0.389 0.941 1.330
C.J. Cron 10 2 0 0 1 2 1 3 0.200 0.273 0.500 0.773
Yunel Escobar 9 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.222 0.222 0.222 0.444
Johnny Giavotella 14 2 1 0 0 0 2 3 0.143 0.250 0.214 0.464
Jefry Marte 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.200 0.333 0.200 0.533
Daniel Nava 8 1 1 0 0 1 0 5 0.125 0.125 0.250 0.375
Cliff Pennington 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.500 0.667 1.000 1.667
Carlos Perez 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.167 0.167 0.167 0.333
Andrelton Simmons 8 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.125 0.125 0.375 0.500
Jett Bandy 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.000 0.500 0.000 0.500

Jered Weave is 2-0 with a 1.38 ERA in two starts in July. Weaver is 5-5 with a 3.77 ERA in 11 career starts against the Astros. He is 1-3 with a 4.91 ERA in five starts at Minute Maid Park. Weaver is making his third start against Houston this season. He is 0-2 and allowed 10 earned runs over 11 1/3 innings.

Current Astros are batting .277 (53x191) against Weaver with a .300 BABIP, 4.81 FIP, 17.0 K%, and a 6.6 BB%.

HOUSTON ASTROS CAREER STATISTICS VS. JERED WEAVER
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jose Altuve 33 13 3 1 0 3 1 3 0.394 0.400 0.545 0.945
George Springer 18 8 1 0 2 3 1 3 0.444 0.500 0.833 1.333
Luis Valbuena 29 8 1 0 0 1 3 6 0.276 0.353 0.31 0.663
Jason Castro 23 6 1 0 3 6 0 5 0.261 0.261 0.696 0.957
Carlos Correa 10 4 0 0 1 5 2 0 0.400 0.500 0.700 1.200
Evan Gattis 15 4 1 0 1 2 0 4 0.267 0.313 0.533 0.846
Marwin Gonzalez 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.400 0.400 0.400 0.800
Carlos Gomez 14 3 1 0 1 2 3 3 0.214 0.389 0.500 0.889
Jake Marisnick 17 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.118 0.167 0.118 0.284
Colby Rasmus 17 1 1 0 0 0 3 6 0.059 0.200 0.118 0.318
Jon Singleton 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.167 0.167 0.167 0.333
Tony Kemp 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.000 0.500 0.000 0.500
Colin Moran 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
A.J. Reed 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Preston Tucker 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000


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