Saturday, March 25, 2023

Astros aim to continue winning streak against Nationals

Pitching Probables: Astros: Christian Xavier (2-0, .83 ERA, .79 whip, 25 strikeouts); National: Eric Fedde (2-2, 3.90 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, 26 strikeouts)

fanduel sportsbook Line: Astros-168, Nationals +145; over/under 9 runs

Bottom line: The Houston Astros will try to keep their 11-game winning streak alive when they visit the Washington Nationals.

Washington leads 4-14 in home games and 11-23 on aggregate. Nations have a 7–14 record in games when they have allowed home runs.

Houston has a 9-4 record at home and a 22-11 record overall. The Astros have an 11-0 record in games when they scored at least five runs.

Saturday’s game is the second time these teams are hitting boundaries this season.

Top Performer: Josh Bell has a .342 batting average to finish second at the national level, and has seven doubles and four home runs. Cesar Hernandez is 12-for-42 with two RBIs in the last 10 games.

Yordan Alvarez leads the Astros with a .280 batting average, and has three doubles, 11 home runs, 17 walks and 21 RBIs. Jose Altuve is 13-for-37 with five home runs and seven RBIs in the last 10 matches.

Last 10 games: National: 3-7, .279 batting average, 4.19 ERA, outscored by two runs

Astros: 10-0, .241 batting average, 1.00 ERA, beat opponents by 40 runs

Injuries: Citizen: Aaron Sanchez: Days (arms), Mason Thompson: 60-days IL (biceps), Sean Doolittle: 60-days IL (elbows), Annibal Sanchez: 60-days IL (neck), Ehire Adrienza: 60-day IL (quadricep), Hunter Harvey: 10-day IL (pronunciation), Will Harris: 60-day IL (pectoral), Seth Romero: 60-day IL (calf), Stephen Strasberg: 10-day IL (shoulder) /neck), Carter Kiboom: 60-day IL (right forearm), Joe Ross: 60-day IL (elbow)

Astros: Jeremy Pea: Days to Day (Knee), Taylor Jones: 60-Day IL (Back), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60-Day IL (Forearm), Jacob Meyers: 10-Day IL (Shoulder)

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