Baltimore vs Houston: Astros Ace Aims to Avenge His Lone MLB 2015 Loss
Uh Houston, We haven’t had a problem yet this season
While they were forecast to be better this season, Houston is putting up some amazing numbers. The Astros are 34-20 and they own a six game lead on the Los Angeles Angels in the American League West. A year ago today the ‘Stros were 24-34 and 11.5 games out in the AL West. Some suggest that the Astros can’t keep up this pace with a 27th ranked .237 team batting average while striking out 9.1 times per game. The ‘Stros league leading 74 homeruns and the 7th most runs scored (233) suggests they can. A pitching staff that has the 7th best ERA at 3.53 and has allowed the 8th least runs against (192) also makes this squad legitimate.
Dallas Kuechel is making a strong bid to earn AL starting pitcher All Star Game honors
The ‘Stros never say quit collective heart is also a huge advantage in the Lone Star State – this team is fun to watch for quite a few reasons. One of them is LHP Dallas Keuchel (6-1 ERA 1.76) who gets the call today. The Astros are 9-2 during his eleven starts this season. Though he tailed off slightly in May, one earned run during 24 innings was the good – 12 runs allowed over 20.2 innings was the bad – Keuchel was lights out during a complete game 3-0 shutout of the Chicago White Sox last Saturday. That was preceded by a 4-3 loss to the Orioles in Baltimore as the K-Man gave up four runs on six hits over eight innings and took his lone loss of the 2015 MLB season.
Orioles vs Astros Call: We haven’t discussed Baltimore (23-29) much and for good reason as the Orioles are very inconsistent and largely vanilla. LHP Wei-Yin Chen (1-4 ERA 3.21) gets the call as Baltimore, who have lost five in a row, are trying to dig out of last place in the weak AL East. The O’s are currently five games behind the New York Yankees but they would be ten games behind Houston if they played in the AL West. Give us Houston with a 500 unit wager on the money line price posted on the betting board at the Bet365 online sportsbook.
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