Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros
Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 12:10 PM (Minute Maid Park)
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The Los Angeles Angels and the Houston Astros will match up on the MLB diamond to finish their series on Sunday.
In the Friday opener of this set, Houston eked out a 5-4 win. On Saturday, the Astros kept it going with a 5-2 victory.
For Sunday’s game, the Angels will bring out Jaime Barria for the start. Across his 4-6 record this year, Barria has a 6.35 ERA with 55 Ks and 17 BBs.
Over on the Astros’ side, they’re going with Framber Valdez in the start. Valdez has a 3-6 record with a 5.58 ERA and 45 Ks on the year.
The Angels are 5-1 in their last six Sunday games and 2-5 in Barria’s last seven road starts. LA is 0-4 in Barria’s last four starts and 0-4 in his last four on grass.
Meanwhile, the Astros are 8-1 in their last nine Sunday games and 0-4 in their last four in game three of a series. The under is 4-1 in Houston’s last five Sunday games as well.
Looking at Barria’s last four games, he hasn’t pitched too badly (especially considering the Angels’ offensive potential when they get going) but doesn’t have much to show for it. Across 18.2 innings total he’s given up 12 earned runs and is 0-3 in that time.
I think Barria will pitch okay here, but on the road it’s a tough sell. I’m going Astros.