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Game No. 159 Preview: Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners

Playing for pride at this point.

MLB: Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros (83-75) vs. Seattle Mariners (83-74), September 28, 2016, 7:10 PM CT

Radio: KBME 790 AM, La Nueva 94.1 FM
Online: MLB.TV
Mariners SBNation Blog: Lookout Landing

Pitching Matchup

RHP Doug Fister (12-12, 4.42 ERA, 1.40 WHIP) vs. LHP James Paxton (5-7, 3.72 ERA, 1.30 WHIP)


The Houston Astros are technically in the AL Wild Card race. It was a miracle but to even have a chance they have to win all four games.

It will be a tough task with Doug Fister on the mound. Fister is 4-6 with a 5.70 ERA in 14 starts since the All-Star break. He is 0-3 with a 10.38 ERA in his last five starts. But the key will be for Fister to have a clean game through the first two rounds of the lineup aka the Brad Peacock plan.

James Paxton is 0-2 with a 4.74 ERA in three career starts against the Astros. The Astros won 2-1 in his previous start against Houston.