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Game No. 160 Preview: Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim


Houston Astros v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Photo by Kent Horner/Getty Images

Houston Astros (83-76) vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (72-87), September 30, 2016, 7:10 PM CT

Radio: KBME 790 AM, La Nueva 94.1 FM
Online: MLB.TV
Angels SBNation Blog: Halos Heaven

Pitching Matchup

RHP Brad Peacock (0-0, 2.67 ERA, 0.96 WHIP) vs. RHP Daniel Wright (0-5, 6.95 ERA, 1.75 WHIP)


The Houston Astros are eliminated from the playoffs. If you’re reading this knowing that fact, bravo crazy baseball fan. But there is still one reason to watch these games, Jose Altuve.

Altuve is going for his second batting title in three seasons. The Astros second baseman leads the American League with a .337 batting average over the Red Sox’s Mookie Betts (.320) and Dustin Pedroia (.319). Altuve has struggled of late, batting .256 (31x121) over his last 30 games but has turned around batting .3217 (9x28) over his last seven games.

If you can about the matchup between Peacock and Wright, we’ll start with Peacock. Brad has been solid for the Astros over the past month. He is 0-0 with a 2.25 ERA four starts. Astros manager A.J.Hinch found the formula for Peacock by not allowing him to go around a third time with the lineup.

Peacock will face the Angels in back-to-back starts, allowed one run one hit over five innings on Sept. 24.

Daniel Wright is 0-3 with 6.53 ERA in four starts in the month of September. He allowed three runs on seven hits against the Astros on Sept. 25.