The Rangers now lead the all-time series with the Astros 81-49, and are 39-19 since the Astros moved to the American League, including that awful 2013 season series where the Astros went 2-17. Furthermore, the Astros are 6-14 at Arlington since the beginning of 2014.
In 77 career plate appearances, current Astros are hitting .260/.286/.452, with 14K:1BB.
Jose Altuve: 4x8, HR
Evan Gattis: 4x13, 2HR
Carlos Gomez: 4x18
Colby Rasmus: 3x10, HR
Doug Fister will take the ball tonight. His first two starts? Not so good. 10.2IP, 14H/9ER, 8K:2BB. Lefties are killing him. Consider the righties: 27 PA, .240/.296/.320 line. Lefties? 19 PAs, .421/.421/.895. And he's having a hard time closing out innings. To wit:
0 Out: .624 OPS-allowed
1 Out: .971 OPS-allowed
2 Out: 1.125 OPS-allowed.
And opposing hitters are 6x12 with three doubles with runners in scoring position.
But the Astros will totally win.