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Game No. 146 Preview: Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels


Houston Astros v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Houston Astros (84-58) vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (74-71), Sept. 14, 2017, 9:07 PM CT

TV: AT&T SportsNet-SW
Radio: KBME 790 AM, La Nueva 94.1 FM
Online: MLB.TV
Angels SBNation Blog: Halos Heaven

Pitching Matchup

RHP Brad Peacock (10-2, 3.05 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, .316 BABIP, 3.56 xFIP) vs. RHP Ricky Nolasco (6-13, 5.19 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, .312 BABIP, 4.68 xFIP)


Things can only go up from Wednesday night, right?

Brad Peacock hopes to wash the taste of Mike Fiers’ start out of Astros fans’ mouths. Peacock hasn't earned a decision in two starts during the month of September. But he has a 2.45 ERA and 1.00 WHIP (3 ER/IP) over that stretch. Peacock aims to continue his success on the road, he is 6-0 with a 2.95 ERA in 15 games (10 starts).

Peacock is 3-2 with a 4.64 ERA in 10 career games (7 starts), he is 0-1 with a 4.09 ERA in three games (two starts) in 2017.

Kole Calhoun (.158) and Mike Trout (.176) have struggled against Peacock in 17-plus bats. Yunel Escobar is 2-for-4 with two doubles of the Astros righty.

Ricky Nolsaco goes for the Angels in game three. He is 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA in 9 1/3 innings during the month of September. He is 7-2 with 3.82 ERA in 12 career games (11 starts). He is 1-1 with a 3.79 ERA in three starts during 2017.

Carlos Beltran is batting .351 with a home run in 50-plus career at-bats against Nolasco. Brian McCann is batting .342 with nine home runs off Nolasco in 70-plus at-bats.