Series Preview: Houston Astros

Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Here come them Astros...

The Angels have a better record than only two teams in the American League. One of them is Chicago White Sox. The other? You guessed it. The Houston Astros. While this is the "easiest" series left on the schedule, it can't be taken that way because the Angels have had enormous trouble against the Space City's team. Mike Trout continues to make a push in another MVP-candidate season; however, if that makes you happy, don't read this.

So here we are, a special edition of the Series Preview. Since it's my birthday, I'm just going to pair up a starting pitcher with someone that they share their birthday (baseball or other). Why not have a little fun on this Friday!

August 16 7:05pm - FOX Sports West, Comcast Sportsnet Houston


Brad Peacock (1-4, 6.43 ERA / Last: ND, 1 ER, 6.0 IP)

#43 / Pitcher / Houston Astros

6-1

175

R

R

Feb 02, 1988 -- JASON VARGAS, Scott Erickson. Other: Farrah Fawcett



Jerome Williams (5-8, 4.85 ERA / Last: ND, 4 ER, 5.2 IP)

#57 / Pitcher / Los Angeles Angels

6-3

240

R

R

Dec 04, 1981 -- Carlos Gomez, Harvey Kuenn. Other: Tyra Banks, Jay-Z, Jeff Bridges


August 17 6:05pm - FOX Sports West, Comcast Sportsnet Houston, MLB.TV FREE GAME OF THE DAY


Dallas Keuchel (5-7, 4.97 ERA / Last: L, 5 ER, 8.2 IP)

#60 / Pitcher / Houston Astros

6-3

210

L

L

Jan 01, 1988 -- Hank Greenberg, LaMarr Hoyt. Other: J.D. Salinger



Garrett Richards (3-5, 4.04 ERA / Last: L, 2 ER, 8.0 IP)

#43 / Pitcher / Los Angeles Angels

6-3

215

R

R

May 27, 1988 -- Frank Thomas, Jeff Bagwell. Other: Adam Carolla



August 18 6:05pm - FOX Sports West, Comcast Sportsnet Houston


Brett Oberholtzer (2-1, 2.57 ERA / Last: L, 2 ER, 6.2 IP)

#65 / Pitcher / Houston Astros

6-1

235

L

L

Jul 01, 1989 -- Nelson Cruz, Chris Perez. Other: Forrest Griffin



Jason Vargas (6-5, 3.86 ERA / Last: L, 4 ER, 4.1 IP)

#60 / Pitcher / Los Angeles Angels

6-0

215

L

L

Feb 02, 1983 -- BRAD PEACOCK. Other: Dog "The Bounty Hunter" Chapman



Personally, I share my birthday with Yu Darvish, James Cameron, and Frank & Kathy Lee Gifford... Happy birthday (19) to myself and everyone have an excellent weekend.

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