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GameThread No.100: Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels, July 20, 2018 9:07 PM CDT

Join the conversation as the Houston Astros get the second half underway with a three-game series against the Angels

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Los Angeles Angels (49-48) vs. Houston Astros (64-35), July 20, 2018, 9:07 PM CDT

TV: AT&T SportsNet-SW

Radio: KBME 790, La Ranchera 850 AM

Online: MLB.TV

Angels SBNation Blog: Halos Heaven

Pitching Matchup

LHP Tyler Skaggs (7-5, 2.57 ERA, 105 SO) vs. LHP Dallas Keuchel (7-8, 3.75 ERA, 93 SO)

Tonight should be a nice battle of two southpaws as Dallas Keuchel seems to be progressing nicely after a rocky start to the 2018 season. In his last three starts, Keuchel has allowed only three earned runs in 20.0 innings pitched while striking out 13 and walking only five.

On the other side, Tyler Skaggs has been a pleasant surprise for the Angels this year. Before this season, the highest WAR that Skaggs had ever posted in a full season was 1.5 back in 2014. So far in 2018, Skaggs already owns a 2.5 WAR along with a 26.1 K% and only a 7.0% BB%.

Tonight's Lineups

Houston Astros Los Angeles Angels
George Springer - CF David Fletcher - 3B
Alex Bregman - 3B Andrelton Simmons - SS
Jose Altuve - 2B Mike Trout - CF
Yuli Gurriel - 1B Justin Upton - LF
Evan Gattis - DH Shohei Ohtani - DH
Josh Reddick - RF Ian Kinsler - 2B
Marwin Gonzalez - SS Jefry Marte - 1B
Max Stassi - C Martin Maldonado - C
Kyle Tucker - LF Jabari Blash - RF
Dallas Keuchel - LHP Tyler Skaggs - LHP