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HOUSTON ASTROS

Jose Altuve - 2B

Jonathan Villar - SS

Dexter Fowler - CF

Jesus Guzman - 1B

Chris Carter - DH

George Springer - RF

Matt Dominguez - 3B

Carlos Corporan - C

L.J. Hoes - LF

Scott Feldman - RHP (2-1, 1.69 ERA)

BALTIMORE ORIOLES

Nick Markakis - RF

Manny Machado - 3B

Nelson Cruz - LF

Adam Jones - CF

Matt Wieters - DH

J.J. Hardy - SS

Steve Clevenger - C

Steve Pearce - 1B

Jonathan Schoop - 2B

Wei-Yin Chen - LHP (3-2, 4.24 ERA)

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Does anybody remember what happen the last time we played Houston? It was last year and we were still in the hunt for the playoffs. I think we got swept and went into a tail spin after that.

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Does anybody remember what happen the last time we played Houston? It was last year and we were still in the hunt for the playoffs. I think we got swept and went into a tail spin after that.

We took two out of three both series we played against the astros last season. People just seemed to think we were going to go 6-0 vs them for some reason.

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We took two out of three both series we played against the astros last season. People just seemed to think we were going to go 6-0 vs them for some reason.

Speaks to Roy's thread to not take Houston lightly. I think there's a little risk of that here on the OH. BUT I think Buck has this team just INGRAINED to take it one day at a time. One AB at a time. One play at a time. ;)

Hunter: WELCOME to the land of pleasant living!

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Feldman isn't good. Lowest k/9 rate among starters (3.04), k/bb ratio of 1, FIP and xFIP near 4 and 5. He's been helped by a .195 BABIP and the fact that he isn't giving up homers which he usually does a lot IIRC. Last start he got the results that you'd expect with the way he's actually been pitching. Lets continue that tonight.

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