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Game No. 100 Preview: Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees

In Fister we trust.

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros (54-45) vs. New York Yankees (51-48), July 26, 2016, 7:10 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 Doug Fister (10-6, 3.42 ERA, 1.23 WHIP) vs. LHP CC Sabathia (5-8, 4.04 ERA, 1.38 WHP)

Preview

The Yankees spoiled the debut of Alex Bregman on Monday. The Astros hope to get their first win with their newest uber prospect in tow on Tuesday with Doug Fister on the mound.

Fister keeps chugging along as one the Astros' best starting pitchers in 2016. He is 2-2 with a 3.65 ERA in four starts in July. Fister pitched seven scoreless innings against the A's on July 20.

Fister didn't start against the Yankees in the opening series of the 2016 season. Fister has an ERA a full run higher at Minute Maid Park this season at 3.93 (eight starts) compared to 3.04 (11 starts) on the road.

Fister is 2-2 with a 5.22 ERA in five career starts against the Yankees. Current Yankees are batting .275 (25x91) against Fister with a .303 BABIP, 4.15 FIP, 13.0 K%, and 7.0 BB%.

NEW YORK YANKEES CAREER STATISTICS VS. DOUG FISTER
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
4 0 0 0 2 1 5 0.364 0.417 0.364 0.780
3 2 0 0 2 3 1 0.375 0.545 0.625 1.170
3 0 1 1 4 0 1 0.250 0.250 0.667 0.917
2 0 0 1 3 0 2 0.200 0.200 0.500 0.700
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.500 0.500 0.500 1.000
1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.333 0.333 0.333 0.667
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.167 0.286 0.167 0.452
1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.200 0.333 0.200 0.533

CC Sabathia goes for the Yankees in game two. Sabathia made the bloopers reels in his last start after falling off the mound mid-pitch. He has fallen off the mound in his game as well, he is 0-3 with a 6.85 ERA in his last four starts.

The 16-year veteran is 1-1 with a 4.80 ERA in two career starts against the Astros -- including zero starts against Houston in 2016. He is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA in one start at Minute Maid Park.

Current Astros are batting .258 (8x31) aginst Sabathia with a .368 BABIP, 2.37 FIP, 34.4 K%, and a 3.1 BB%.

HOUSTON ASTROS CAREER STATISTICS VS. CC SABATHIA
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.667 0.667 0.667 1.333
1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.333 0.333 0.333 0.667
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
3 0 0 1 1 0 4 0.231 0.231 0.462 0.692
0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

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