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Game No. 66 Preview: Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers

Brad Peacock is pitching on three days rest, what's the worst that could happen?

MLB: Texas Rangers at Houston Astros Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros (44-21) vs. Texas Rangers (31-32), June 13, 2017, 7:10 p.m. CT

Radio: KBME 790 AM, La Nueva 94.1 FM
Online: MLB.TV
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Pitching Matchup

RHP Brad Peacock (3-1, 3.15 ERA, 1.19 WHIP) vs. RHP Nick Martinez (1-3, 4.88 ERA, 1.29 WHIP)


The Houston Astros are playing their 66th game. The Astros must feel like they’ve had an Order 66 put on them in their starting pitching. All of five of the projected starting pitchers for the Astros this season are either on the disabled list or have already spent time on the DL.

Brad Peacock will start on Tuesday on three days rest and to allow Francis Martes to get near full rest for his major league debut on Wednesday.

Peacock, 29, is 3-1 with a 3.15 ERA in 16 games (four starts) for the Astros. Peacock is coming off his roughest start this season — allowing four runs on seven hits over three innings against the Angels. Peacock threw 76 pitches in that start, he has averaged 77.5 pitches through his four starts this season.

Peacock is 0-1 with a 3.60 ERA in one career start on three days rest. He allowed two earned runs over five innings in 2014.

Nick Martinez faces the Astros for the third time this season. He allowed six earned runs (7 total runs) over 5 1/3 innings on May 3 and pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings in relief on June 4.