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Game No. 107 Preview: Houston Astros vs. Toronto Blue Jays

Can Collin McHugh save the day?

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Houston Astros Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros (56-50) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (60-47), August 3, 2016, 7:10 PM CT

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 (7-7, 4.75 ERA, 1.50 WHIP) vs. RHP Marco Estrada (6-4, 3.02 ERA, 1.01 WHIP)


The Astros offense has struggled, to say the least for the past few games. Against the Blue Jays, Houston is 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position and the team has left 14 runners on base.

Not just the offense is hoping to rebound in Wednesday's game. Collin McHugh is hoping to rebound after his second start this season in which he failed to reach the third inning as a starter -- he allowed eight earned run on 10 hits over 1 2/3 innings in Detriot in his last start. He is 2-2 with a 5.33 ERA in his last five starts.

McHugh is 1-0 with a 2.79 ERA in three career starts against the Blue Jays. McHugh has given up a full run less at home (4.20 ERA, 11 GS) compared to road starts (5.44, 10 GS).

Current Blue Jays are batting .305 (18x59) against McHugh with a .311 BABIP, 6.08 FIP, 19.4 K%, and a 6.0 BB%.

Marco Estrada makes his fourth start of July, he has allowed eight earned runs over 17 innings during that time. Estrada is 1-0 with a 3.13 ERA in 10 career games (four starts) against the Astros. He has a 5.27 ERA in five games (two starts) at Minute Maid Park.

Current Astros are batting .235 (8x34) against Estrada with a .250 BABIP, 4.66 FIP, 26.3 K%, and a 5.3 BB%.


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