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Game Thread 101. July 20th, 2019, 1:10 CDT. Rangers vs Astros

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Astros go for a sweep behind rookie Rogelio Armenteros, Join the discussion

MLB: Texas Rangers at Houston Astros Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Strong pitching last night out of the four hole of the rotation? When was the last time we could brag about that? Jose Urquidy looked for real last night, allowing only two hits, no walks, and striking out nine in seven innings.

Yuli Gurriel remains the main story on the offensive side, having his fifth straight game at home with a home run last night. He has a nine game hitting streak and has hit safely in 20 of his last 21 games, a stretch in which he has 13 home runs and 28 RBI.

Impressive.

Tonight Rogelio Arementeros stakes his claim on the fifth spot in the rotation. He has been good so far this year in limited action, with a 2.00 ERA and 3.33 FIP in nine innings this year. Another successful rookie performance after Urquidy’s last night would be another big boost to the team.

The Rangers send Lance Lynn to oppose Armenteros, hoping to avoid a sweep.

There is no lineup available at the time of this publication.