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    Houston Astros @ New York Yankees (August 24-26, 2015)

    Monday (7pm ET): RHP Nathan Eovaldi vs. RHP Scott Feldman

    A knee injury has limited the 32-year-old Feldman to 16 starts and 97.2 innings this year, during which heís pitched to a 4.05 ERA (4.31 FIP). He doesnít walk anyone (5.4%) and his ground ball rate is very good (49.5%), but Feldman is homer prone (1.11 HR/9) and gosh, he misses no bats (13.0%). Righties (.355 wOBA) have hit Feldman harder than lefties (.287 wOBA) this year, though he historically has a very small platoon split. Feldman is a three-pitch pitcher, using upper-80s cutters, low-90s sinkers, and mid-70s curveballs as his main weapons. He will occasionally spin a low-90s four-seamer when he needs to throw a strike, and every so often heíll break out a mid-80s change. The cutter, sinker, and curve are his go-to pitches through. They throws them 90% of the time combined. The Yankees did not face Feldman during the series in Houston earlier this season. Iím pretty sure he was still on the DL at the time.

    Tuesday (7pm ET): RHP Ivan Nova vs. LHP Dallas Keuchel

    Keuchel, 27, started the All-Star Game this year and has established himself as one of the top starters in all of baseball. Heís an ace. Keuchel has a 2.37 ERA (2.73 FIP) in 25 starts and 178.2 innings this year, and he does it by being the most extreme ground ball starter in the game (63.1%). He had a 63.5% grounder rate last year, which was the highest by a qualified starter in four years. Keuchel has added more strikeouts this year (22.3%) and he doesnít walk anyone (5.9%), and he predictably keeps the ball in the yard (0.45 HR/9) thanks to all those grounders. He crushes left-handed batters (.158 wOBA) and is merely excellent against righties (.271 wOBA). Keuchel has three dominant ground ball pitches in his upper-80s sinker, upper-70s slider, and upper-70s changeup. All three have grounder rates far above the league average for those individual pitches. Keuchel will also throw a few upper-80s four-seamers and mid-80s cutters to keep hitters honest. The Yankees saw Keuchel a few weeks ago and he manhandled them: 12 strikeouts in a complete game shutout.
    Keuchel is a great pitcher with a terrible beard.

    Wednesday (1pm ET): RHP Michael Pineda vs. RHP Collin McHugh

    This has been a tale of two seasons for McHugh, who had a 5.04 ERA (4.44 FIP) in his first 14 starts and 85.2 innings, and has a 2.84 ERA (2.93 FIP) in his last 12 starts and 79.1 innings. That works out to a 3.96 ERA (3.66 FIP) in 25 starts and 159 innings overall. McHugh has average strikeout (19.0%) and grounder (45.8%) rates but better than average walk (6.1%) and homer (0.85 HR/9) numbers. He has a reverse split (.349 vs. .270 wOBA in favor of righties) that is the opposite of what he did last year. McHugh has a four-seam fastball right around 90 mph and he uses it only 35% of the time or so. He leans heavily on his mid-80s slider and low-70s curveball, throwing them almost 60% of the time combined. Crazy. Heíll also throw a handful of low-80s changeups per start. The Yankees scored one run in eight innings against McHugh a few weeks ago. That was the second start of this 12-start stretch of dominance.

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    OVERALL: .250/.324/.358, 5 HR, 21 RBI

    APRIL: HE STUNK

    MAY: .298/.355/.440, 3 HR 9 RBI

    JUNE: .273/.337/.420, 2 HR 10 RBI

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    Jacoby Ellsbury CF
    Brett Gardner LF
    Alex Rodriguez DH
    Brian McCann C
    Carlos Beltran RF
    Greg Bird 1B
    Chase Headley 3B
    Didi Gregorius SS
    Stephen Drew 2B

    RHP Nathan Eovaldi

    CC to the DL. The almighty Capuano gets his spot.


    .220/.260/.382
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    Need to get the bats going... Come on! Take 2 of 3! At least!

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    The Astro's just no hit the Dodgers then beat Grienke and Kershaw. Talk about red hot. Gonna be a tough series.

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    Omw to the game. We better score 21 runs tonight!

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    Glad Rod is back in there. (Giggity)

    Hope Tex can come back this week. Seems like he thinks Friday is the target date. I really hope so.
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    Ivan's last four match ups.

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    Keuchel


    Ouch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeoYankee View Post
    Ivan's last four match ups.

    Price
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    Ouch.
    He beat Price once?

    Though, he lost to Cleveland against Tomlin. Tanaka lost to Carrasco.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Decimotox View Post
    He beat Price once?
    I'm not sure actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeoYankee View Post
    Ivan's last four match ups.

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    Keuchel


    Ouch.
    Nova doesn't care.

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    Astros have 5 regulars who bat below .240

    Hi.

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    Nate. 101. 3K's. Filthy.


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    It would be nice if Headley hit for a little bit of power...

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    Sauron is in 420c if anyone really cares.


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