Schule's MLB *TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE* - [email protected]
Houston vs. Texas,
08/03/2015 20:05 EDT,
Score: 9 - 12
Money Line: -123 Houston
This is a 10* play on the Houston Astros.
Houston is hot, winning 11 of 15 since the All Star break. They've leapfrogged the Angels in the AL West, now sitting four games clear of Los Angeles. I see no reason why Houston won't stay hot here in Texas.
Lance McCullers will toe the slab for the visitors, and he's coming off back to back wins. McCullers (5-3, 2.48 ERA) allowed one run on five hits over seven innings in a home win over the Angels his last time out. He's been solid in every situation, and in eight starts under the lights he's 3-2 with a 2.42 ERA.
The Rangers hand the ball to Colby Lewis, who has won his last three starts. Lewis (11-4, 4.42 ERA) allowed a pair of runs on seven hits over six innings in a home win over the Yankees his last time out. He's 4-1 in 10 starts at home this season, but his ERA of 4.76 is a bit of a concern.
Only Oakland owns a worse fielding percentage than Texas, and the Rangers own the major league's worst bullpen with a 4.72 ERA.