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Game No. 115 Preview: Houston Astros at Minnesota Twins

Due to yesterday's game being rained out after two innings, the Astros get a fresh start as they go for the series win against Minnesota.

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Houston Astros (59-55) at Minnesota Twins (46-68)

TV: Root Sports SW

Online: MLB.TV

Radio: KBME 790 AM, La Nueva 94.1 FM

Twins SB Nation Blog: Twinkie Town

Pitching Matchup

RHP Chris Devenski (0-4, 2.51 ERA, 2.69 FIP) vs. LHP Tommy Milone (3-3, 5.23 ERA, 5.16 FIP)


After falling quickly to a 5-0 deficit after 2 innings last night, mother nature smiled upon the Astros and rained down upon Minneapolis, forcing the game to be rescheduled for 6:10PM tonight.

The Astros just finished winning Game 1 of the double header by a score of 15-7 and will now try to win their first series in over 2 weeks. After sweeping the Angels July 22-24, the Astros have dropped 4 straight series.

Chris Devenski has been a valuable asset out of the bullpen for the Astros this year and gets the starting nod in the rescheduled game for the Astros, still searching for win #1 of his big league career. Devenski made 4 starts earlier in the season and pitched really well in 3 of the 4 games, giving up 2 runs or less in each. His 4th and final start came on 5/15 in Boston where he gave up 6 ER on 5 hits and 2 walks in only 2.0 IP.

Tommy Milone gets the start for the Twins and this will be his first start in the month of August after giving up 4 ER in 5.1 IP against the White Sox on 7/30 and being moved into the bullpen. Milone started a game against the Astros at MMP earlier this year, giving up 3 ER in 3.1 IP.

What to watch for in Game 2

As I mentioned in the preview for Game 1, double headers offer the opportunity for players to have fantastic or horrendous days.

Chances for a day to remember:

Jose Altuve reached base 5 times in Game 1 with 3 singles, a double, and a walk.

Marwin Gonzalez and Jason Castro both reached base 4 times in Game 1 (4 singles for MarGo and 3 singles + a walk for Castro).

Chances for a day to forget:

Jake Marisnick went 0-5 and left 7 men on base in Game 1.

Eddie Rosario was 0-4 with 1 K in Game 1.