Atlanta Braves @Houston Astros
Tuesday, 6/24 8:10 PM
Aaron Harang, RHP (5-6, 3.83 ERA/3.02 FIP/3.93 xFIP) vs Scott Feldman, RHP (3-4, 3.95 ERA/4.44 FIP/4.51 xFIP)
Harang gave up nine runs (eight earned) on a season-high 13 hits in his most recent turn, on Wednesday, vs. the Phillies. Harang has a 5.46 ERA in 10 starts since he gave up just three earned runs in his first five outings.
Wednesday, 6/25 8:10 PMFeldman has won just once since beginning the season with dominant wins in two consecutive starts. Since allowing one run in 20 2/3 innings to start the season, he has gone 1-4 with a 5.56 ERA in his past nine starts.
Alex Wood, LHP (2-5, 3.00 ERA/3.24 FIP/2.97 xFIP) vs Collin McHugh, RHP (4-5, 2.76 ERA/2.97 FIP/3.45 xFIP)
To monitor his workload, Wood was moved to the bullpen after he allowed two earned runs or fewer in six of his first seven starts this season. The southpaw stretched his arm out while making two Minor League starts this month.
McHugh has lost his past two starts, but he did not allow an earned run in six innings in his previous start, Thursday vs. the Rays. He has allowed only 46 hits in 65 1/3 innings and has lowered his ERA to 2.76..
Thursday, 6/26 2:10 PM
Mike Minor, LHP (2-4, 4.20 ERA/4.21 FIP/3.35 xFIP) vs Jarred Cosart, RHP (7-5, 3.78 ERA/3.91 FIP/4.03 xFIP)
Minor surrendered a career-high 11 hits in consecutive starts and then rebounded to notch a season-high 11 strikeouts against the Nationals on Friday. He's relied more on his breaking balls and shied away from his changeup.
Cosart is 3-0 with a 2.57 ERA over his past three starts. Since allowing seven runs in one-third of an inning in Oakland on April 18, Cosart has gone 6-3 with a 2.84 ERA over 11 starts. The Astros are 6-5 in those games.