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Game 57 Thread, September 24, 2020, 8:05 CDT. Astros @ Rangers

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The Astros have four games in Arlington to make the magic number of two to make the playoffs.

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The Astros team leader in ERA among starters, Cristian Javier, 4-2, 3.33 ERA, takes on the Rangers’ best, Lance Lynn, in a game that means a lot to the Astros. Any combination of two Astros wins and/or two Angels losses get the Astros into the playoffs. The Astros face the Rangers’ best, Lance Lynn, 6-2, 2.53 ERA.

The way the Astros are hitting two wins, especially on the road, doesn’t seem automatic, even against the Rangers. In the last seven days the Astros are 23rd in the league in wRC+, and 26th in last 14 days. During that time they are dead last in RBI.

If the Stros have a chance in the playoffs, they’d better wake up very soon.

There’s one solace for now. During the same time period the Rangers hitters are even worse

No lineup is available at time of publication.

For Your Viewing and Listening Pleasure

Game 1: Thursday, September 24th @ 7:05 pm CDT

Listen: Astros - KBME 790 AM/94.5 FM HD-2, KTRH 740 AM/99.1 FM HD-2, La Ranchera 101.7 FM/850 AM / Rangers - 105.3 The Fan, KFLC 1270

Watch: Astros - ATT SportsNet-SW / Rangers FSSW