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Game No. 145 Preview: Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers

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Astros looks to rebound with Brad Peacock on the mound. But they probably won't.

MLB: Texas Rangers at Houston Astros Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros (75-69) vs. Texas Rangers (86-59), September 13, 2016, 7:10 PM CDT

TV: Root Sports SW
Radio: KBME 790 AM, La Nueva 94.1 FM
Online: MLB.TV
Rangers SBNation Blog: Lone Star Ball

Pitching Matchup

RHP Brad Peacock (0-0, 3.38 ERA, 1.22 WHIP) vs. RHP A.J. Griffin (7-4, 4.92 ERA, 1.33 WHIP

Preview

Houston picked up tough luck loss to the Rangers in extra innings. What’s new? Houston is 3-14 against the Rangers in 2016 and 9-27 over the past two seasons. Who remembers when we were all excited about winning the Silver boot for one season? Robbie Grossman. Chris Carter. Dexter Fowler. Good times. Anyways here's Wonderwall.

Brad Peacock makes his second start for the Astros with Dallas Keuchel and Lance McCullers on the shelf.

Peacock pitched 3 2/3 innings against the Indians in his first start, allowing one earned run on five hits. In his five previous appearances, Peacock allowed three runs on four hits over seven innings.

Peacock is 1-3 with a 3.76 ERA in five games (four starts) against the Rangers. Current Rangers are batting .288 (15x52) against Peacock with a .400 BABIP, 4.27 FIP, 33.3 K%, and 7.0 BB%.

A.J. Griffin is 1-0 with a 10.24 ERA in the month of September after two starts. The one win came against the Astros, allowing three runs over 5 2/3 innings on three hits .

Griffin is 2-0 with a 3.86 ERA in two starts against the Rangers in 2016. Current Astros are batting .221 (15x68) against Griffin with a 0.196 BABIP, 7.15 FIP, 22.1 K%, and 10.4 BB%.