Houston Astros (81-72) vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (67-86), September 23, 2016, 7:10 PM CT
RHP Doug Fister (12-12, 4.45 ERA, 1.41 WHIP) vs. RHP Alex Meyer (1-3, 5.63 ERA, 1.81 WHIP)
It wasn’t a good sports night for the City of Houston on Thursday. All we can do is move on. But that may be tough with Doug Fister on the mound. Fister is 0-4 with a 10.71 ERA in his last five starts.
During that span, opponents are batting .404 against Fister with five home runs. Not a good place to start with an Angels with at least a league-average offense with some star players.
Fister is 3-3 with a 2.72 ERA in 11 career starts against the Halos. Current Angels are batting .202 (23x114) against Fister with a .239 BABIP, 3.40 FIP, 19.9 K%, and 7.9 BB%.
Mike Trout is 5-for-16 in his career against Fister with a double. Albert Pujols is 1-for-13 with a home run.
Alex Meyer makes his fifth major league start on Friday. He is 1-3 with a 4.80 ERA in his previous four starts. Meyer allowed three runs through 2 2/3 innings in one start against Houston as a Twin in 2016.