The Houston Astros head after a rocky weekend against the White Sox at Chicago to the Shore.

They even won the opener, but faltered in the two games. They lost a 4-1 decision and then got to a high-scoring shootout in a 13-9 closing. The next match was an uncharacteristic loss for the Astros, because their pitching obtained afternoon runs .
Wade Miley got out of forms early and lasted just 3.1 innings before the bullpen took over and required an even worse beating. Ryan Pressly took the biggest loss, as he was exploited for 4 earned runs. Despite that tough series, the Astros have been in great shape with a 9.5-game cause the AL West.
The Astros can manage to take a hit in August and cruise to the postseason with the AL West crown ahead. However, they and the Yankees are still competing for seeding. The Yankees are a few games up on the Astros, so theres work left to do for Houston in that regard. Theres also when they were to meet at the World Series, the Dodgers whod have homefield edge on these.
The objective is under wraps for the Astros, though. They will not need to play at the Wild Card Game, although the Athletics dont know if they will be playing in any postseason game. Every game becomes more important than the past from now on out.
Mike Fiers, that has been the pitcher in the majors this year, will likely be tasked with leading Athletics into a triumph over the Astros. Aaron Sanchez will be making his third start as a member of the Astros tonight. Head below to our complimentary Astros vs. Athletics pick.
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A life preserver has been thrown if the Astros called the Blue Jays and obtained about the accessibility of him. Sanchez acquired a trade to a team who has been famous for getting the maximum from the pitchers and a team. Even Justin Verlander has looked in Houston after pitching a Cy Young plus no-hitters in Detroit and this is. JV said he learned things he never knew before and it has seemed to provide help.
At Sanchezs brief time in Houston so far, hes been great using a 0.82 ERA in two trips. Could it be the Astros effect or he is finally finding his groove? It may be a bit of both. Sanchez did set up a good outing for the Blue Jays against the Indians two starts. Overall on the season, Sanchez goes with a 5.60 ERA and 1.60 WHIP. I also dont think hes as good as we have seen in Houston the previous two games, although I really dont believe he was as poor as he looked to the majority of the year in Toronto.
Sanchez has been wobbly pitching on the road in 2019, as he holds an ERA of 6.41 and also 1.79 WHIP in 60.1 innings. The Athletics are hitting .269 together with 6 runs performed on Sanchez in 52 at-bats. The key for Oakland in this game, though, is going to be the play of Mike Fiers. He has been producing in their turning, although everyone has been sleeping this year.
Fiers was especially sharp at home, where he has boasted an ERA of 2.54 and also 1.03 WHIP in 78 innings. Note that in ten of the eleven excursions that are prior, Fiers has enabled 2 or less runs. He hasnt given up more than 3 runs at first since way back on April 20th against the Blue Jays. TheStros are hitting just .230 from Fiers in 122 at-bats. The oddsmakers are sleeping on Fiers this season also. Looking, Fiers is as a house underdog.

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