San Francisco Giants (16-16) at Houston Astros (20-12)
|Date & Time||Tuesday May 12, 2015, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Houston Astros / San Francisco Giants --- Over/Under:
CSN-BAY, ROOT-SW, MLB
The San Francisco Giants and Houston Astros begin a short two-game series Tuesday night.
The San Francisco Giants look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Giants have allowed eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Giants have won 11 straight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Angel Pagan leads the Giants with 39 hits and eight RBI while Brandon Crawford and Buster Posey have combined for 27 RBI. The San Francisco Giants have lost six of their last eight games on the road. Chris Heston gets the nod, and he’s 2-3 with a 3.38 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. This will be Heston’s first career game against the Astros.
The Houston Astros need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Astros have allowed 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four of their last eight games. The Astros have won five of their last eight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Jose Altuve leads Houston with 45 hits and 21 RBI while Evan Gattis and Luis Valbuena have combined for 30 RBI. The Houston Astros have split their last six games on their home field. Collin McHugh takes the hill, and he’s 4-0 with a 3.23 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. This will be McHugh’s first career game against the Giants.
The Giants are 4-0 in their last 4 interleague games and 2-6 in their last 8 road games. The Astros are 28-59 in their last 87 interleague games and 14-2 in McHughs last 16 starts. The Giants are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Houston and 20-7 in the last 27 meetings overall.
The Astros need a win to get back on track and have McHugh on the mound, who has won 14 of his last 16 starts. The the Astros at home.