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GameThread No.80: Toronto Blue Jays at Houston Astros, June 25, 2018 7:10 PM CDT

Join the conversation for a great pitching matchup between Houston and Toronto as Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander faces off against former Astros pitcher J.A. Happ

Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros (52-27) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (36-41), June 25, 2018, 7:10 PM CDT

TV: AT&T SportsNet-SW

Radio: KBME 790, La Ranchera 850 AM

Online: MLB.TV

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Pitching Matchup

RHP Justin Verlander (9-2, 1.60 ERA, 130 SO) vs. LHP J.A. Happ (9-3, 3.56 ERA, 102 SO)

Both of these veteran pitchers have been very effective so far in 2018 as Happ is just a few months older than Verlander and has not been quite as dominant so far this season. Verlander has now struck out 130 opposing hitters in 107.0 innings so far this season. It will be interesting to see how many strikeouts Verlander can rack up tonight as Toronto hitters are exactly average in the K% category at 15th out of 30 teams, not striking out too much overall.

Tonight's Lineups

Toronto Blue Jays Houston Astros
Curtis Granderson - RF George Springer - RF
Teoscar Hernandez - LF Alex Bregman - 3B
Yangervis Solarte - 3B Jose Altuve - 2B
Kendrys Morales - DH Carlos Correa - SS
Justin Smoak - 1B Yuli Gurriel - 1B
Russell Martin - C Evan Gattis - DH
Randal Grichuk - CF Marwin Gonzalez - LF
Aledmys Diaz - SS Max Stassi - C
Devon Travis - 2B Jake Marisnick - CF
J.A. Happ - LHP Justin Verlander - RHP