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Game Thread 8. April 9, 2021. 7:10 CDT. A’s @ Astros.

It’s McCullers against Sean Manaea. Can the Astros make it six in a row against the A’s?

MLB: Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

The Astros have been flattening baseballs.

They have scored 51 runs in seven games, second in MLB. They’ve scored four or more in every game they’ve played en route to a 6 -1 record.

And although the Astros are second in MLB in OPS, .892, let’s not forget the pitching. They’re third in ERA at 2.61.

Lance McCullers goes tonight on the mound. He was wild in his first start, but still managed to allow only one run in five innings. If he can combine fastball command with his arsenal of breaking stuff, he would be truly elite.

It could happen. Maybe tonight.

Here’s the lineup for both sides.

Media Access

Game 2: Friday, April 9th @ 7:10 pm CDT

Listen: Athletics - Bloomberg 960 AM, A’s Cast / Astros - KBME 790 AM/94.5 FM HD-2, KTRH 740 AM/99.1 FM HD-2

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