Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers (July 11)
Framber Valdez is all set to throw down for the Houston Astros and Lance Lynn is the scheduled pitcher for the Texas Rangers.
The Texas Rangers are 41-43 and 3rd in AL west facing a Houston side which are 1st in The AL West 57-33.
Offensively, the Astros are lead by Michael Brantley who boasts a batting average of .324, with an impressive 108 hits.
Alex Bergaman is also a significant power threat for the Astros , with 23 home runs and an average of .265.
As a team the Astros are averaging 5.09 runs per game.
The Texas Rangers are also managing to put their fare share of runs on the board, averaging 5.39 runs a game.
The Texas batting attack is lead by Elvis Andrus who is averaging .303 with 99 hits so far this season.
Joey Gallo has also been a formidable power source slugging 20 home runs with Hunter Pence also pounding out 15 long balls for the Rangers.
All in all they have hit an average of .254 with 125 home runs.
On the hill for the Astros sees Framber Valdez with ERA of 4.57.
In 45.1 innings he has given up 43 hits and just 5 long balls but has walked a total of 19 with 41 strike outs.
The Texas Rangers are starting with Lance Lynn on the mound, who has a ERA of 3.91.
He has pitched 115 innings with 123 strike outs and giving up 114 hits and 10 home runs.
The Astros are 7-3 in their last 10 overall with The Rangers looking to improve a 4-6 recored in their last 10.
Im looking for a fairly high scoring game of baseball here.
Both teams are more than capable of putting up some big numbers and coming off the break…
should take advantage of a less that stella Astros starter.
Lyn for the Rangers has been performing reasonably well of late… and should make it an interesting tussle.
I see both teams approaching their averages here…
with Texas likely surpassing it,scoring in bunches against Valdez pushing this game OVER the posted total runs line of 11.