Boston vs Houston Astros by Sors
The right-hander pitched well in each of his previous six starts this year, especially in the last of them at Yankee Stadium on May 8, when he yielded 1 run on 3 hits and struck out seven batters over nine innings in a 5-1 win against the Yankees.
Wright went 1-0 with a 3.09 ERA in two starts and a relief appearance against the Astros, but threw 6 2/3 solid innings in his last starts versus Houston on April 22, allowing 4 hits and one unearned run, despite walking five in a 6-2 win at Minute Maid Park.
He’s posted a 2.59 ERA in his last four home starts.
Carlos Correa is 2-for-2 with a walk off Wright, but Jose Altuve (1-for-6) and Colby Rasmus (0-for-4) have struggled against him.
The Houston Astros will send Lance McCullers (0-0 with a 0.00 ERA) to the mound for his season debut.The 22-year-old right-hander posted a 2.70 ERA in two career starts versus Boston, but went 2-6 with a 4.60 ERA in his previous twelve road contests and what is also important to be noted: he will face an opponent with a red-hot offense, as the Red Sox have totaled 56 runs during their five-game winning streak, including 11 runs on 14 hits in Thursday’s 11-1 victory.
Ryan Hanigan is hitting .750 (3-for-4) with an RBI off McCullers, Mookie Betts is 2-for-4, with two doubles and 2 walks, while Brock Holt has 2 hits in 6 at-bats in their matchups.
McCullers will take his first look at Travis Shaw (8-for-16, with a homer and 7 RBI over his last four games), Dustin Pedroia (5-for-17, with 2 HR and 6 RBI over his past five games) and Jackie Bradley Jr. (.328 BA, 6 HR, 29 RBI, .371 OBP).
The Astros have .221 BA, with 29 runs and 6 HR from their last seven games (4-3) and were limited to two or fewer runs in seven of their previous eleven road games (2-9).
I think that the Boston Red Sox will manage to win the second game of this series.
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