Houston Astros (85-53) vs. Seattle Mariners (69-70), Sept. 6, 2017, 9:10 PM CT
RHP Lance McCullers (7-3, 3.92 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, .331 BABIP, 3.05 xFIP) vs. RHP Andrew Moore (1-3, 6.34 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, .258 BABIP, 5.95 xFIP)
Verlander day and McCullers day back to back? Too much. The vapors are getting to me.
Lance McCullers Jr. returns to the Astros rotation after dealing with back discomfort, which put him on the DL two times in 2017. McCullers was 1-1 with a 5.63 ERA in two rehab starts with Double-A Corpus Christi and Triple-A Fresno.
McCullers last pitched on Aug. 30 with Corpus, allowing two earned runs on five hits over five innings.
McCullers is 5-2 with a 2.70 ERA in eight career starts against the Mariners. He is 2-2 with a 3.05 ERA in four career starts at Safeco Field.
Kyle Seager (.368) and Robinson Cano (.350) have each hit McCullers well with no career home runs. No current Mariner has hit a home run off McCullers. Nelson Cruz is batting .143 (2x14) with eight strikeouts.
Andrew Moore slides into the Wednesday start for Mike Leake. Moore was a September call-up, he made five starts during the month of July, he was 0-3 with a 6.07 ERA. He was 3-4 with a 3.48 ERA in 15 games (14 starts) with Triple-A Tacoma in this season.
Moore’s fastball averages around 91.1 MPH, he also uses a change up, slider, and curveball with pretty even usage.
Moore is facing the Astros for the first time in his career.