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Game No. 129 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays at Houston Astros

Dallas Keuchel starts for the Astros in game two against the Rays.

Tampa Bay Rays v Houston Astros Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

Tampa Bay Rays (54-73) at Houston Astros (67-61), August 27, 2016 at 6:10 PM CT

TV: Root Sports SW

Online: MLB.TV

Radio: KBME 790 AM, La Nueva 94.1 FM

Rays SB Nation Site: DRays Bay

Pitching Matchup

LHP Dallas Keuchel (8-12, 4.64, 1.28 WHIP) vs. LHP Blake Snell (4-6, 3.17 ERA, 1.59 WHIP)


The Houston Astros hope to build on their walk-off win on Friday night with their on again, off again ace of the staff, Dallas Keuchel.

Keuchel is 2-1 with a 3.27 ERA in three starts in August. He has sandwiched 17 innings of two-run baseball with a sub-par six runs over five innings against St. Louis.

Keuchel has still proven to be better at home with a 3-5 record and 3.70 ERA in 11 starts but his nothing close to historic 2015 season. Keuchel is 0-4 with a 5.11 ERA in six career starts against the Rays.

Current Rays are batting .347 against Kuechel with a .444 BABIP, 2.28 FIP, 23.1 K%, and a 3.8 BB.

Logan Forsythe leads the way for the Ray against Keuchel. He is .375 (6x16) with an RBI. Brad Miller, Evan Longoria, and Bobby Wilson are batting over .300 against Keuchel with at least eight at-bats.

Blake Snell makes his 14th start for the Rays in his rookie season. He is 1-2 with a 3.45 ERA in four August starts. He last just 3 2/3 inning in his last outing in Aug. 22 against the Red Sox -- throwing 94 pitches.