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Game Thread No.9: San Diego Padres at Houston Astros, Apr 7, 2018 6:10 PM CDT

Join the conversation as Gerrit Cole makes his first home start for the Houston Astros

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros (6-2) vs. San Diego Padres (2-6), April 7, 2018, 6:10 PM CDT

TV: AT&T Sportsnet-SW OR MLB Network

Radio: KBME 790, KNTE 101.7

Online: MLB.TV

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Pitching Matchup

RHP Gerrit Cole (1-0, 1.29 ERA, 11 SO) vs. RHP Bryan Mitchell (0-1, 9.00 ERA, 0 SO)

Today's Lineups

San Diego Padres Houston Astros
Jose Pirela - LF George Springer - RF
Freddy Galvis - SS Alex Bregman - 3B
Eric Hosmer - 1B Jose Altuve - 2B
Christian Villanueva - 3B Carlos Correa - SS
Carlos Asuaje - 2B Josh Reddick - LF
Hunter Renfroe - RF Marwin Gonzalez - 1B
Cory Spangenberg - DH Evan Gattis - DH
A.J. Ellis - C Brian McCann - C
Manuel Margot - CF Jake Marisnick - CF
Bryan Mitchell - RHP Gerrit Cole - RHP

Can the Houston Astros rally behind Gerrit Cole in his first start at Minute Maid Park as a member of the Astros? They'll have to start fast against Padres starter Bryan Mitchell who is coming off a rough start to begin his 2018 campaign. This should be an interesting Saturday night game as Astros fans pack The Juicebox to receive their Replica World Series Rings.