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Houston Astros vs. Kansas City Royals, at Minute Maid Park, July 1, 2015 Matchups, Tickets, Preview

Date:
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Start Time:
7:10ct (local), 8:10et
Venue:
Minute Maid Park
Series:
Game #3 of a 3-game series
Average Temp:
73° (based on last ten years)
Royals
Manager:
Game #:
78
On This Date:
14-27
Astros
Manager:
Game #:
81
On This Date:
24-25
Season Series
Mon, Jun 29, 2015 HOU  6  KCR  1     
Tue, Jun 30, 2015 HOU  4  KCR  0     

Wed, Jul 01, 2015 KCR    @HOU  8:10pm
Fri, Jul 24, 2015 HOU    @KCR  8:10pm
Sat, Jul 25, 2015 HOU    @KCR  7:10pm
Sun, Jul 26, 2015 HOU    @KCR  2:10pm

                         All times ET
44-30, 1st, 4½ up / Schedule
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   22-13   Road:   22-17   ExtrInn: 3-1 
 vsRHP:  32-16   vsLHP:  12-14   1-Run:   8-6 
 vsEast:  3-6    vsCntrl:19-12   vsWest: 13-8  IL: 9-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 74 Tue, Jun 30  @HOU  L   0-4       44-30  1st  4.5 up
 73 Mon, Jun 29  @HOU  L   1-6       44-29  1st  5.5 up
 72 Sun, Jun 28  @OAK  W   5-3       44-28  1st  5.5 up
 71 Sat, Jun 27  @OAK  W   3-2       43-28  1st  4.5 up
 70 Fri, Jun 26  @OAK  W   5-2       42-28  1st  4.5 up
 69 Wed, Jun 24  @SEA  W   8-2       41-28  1st  3.5 up
 68 Tue, Jun 23  @SEA  L   0-7       40-28  1st  3.5 up
 67 Mon, Jun 22  @SEA  W   4-1       40-27  1st  3.5 up
 66 Sun, Jun 21   BOS  L   2-13      39-27  1st  3.5 up
 65 Sat, Jun 20   BOS  W   7-4       39-26  1st  3.5 up
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:16-14
46-34, 1st, 4 up / Schedule
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   27-16   Road:   19-18   ExtrInn: 3-3 
 vsRHP:  29-17   vsLHP:  17-17   1-Run:  11-11
 vsEast: 10-8    vsCntrl: 6-9    vsWest: 22-16 IL: 8-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 80 Tue, Jun 30   KCR  W   4-0       46-34  1st  4.0 up
 79 Mon, Jun 29   KCR  W   6-1       45-34  1st  4.0 up
 78 Sun, Jun 28   NYY  W   3-1       44-34  1st  4.0 up
 77 Sat, Jun 27   NYY  L   6-9       43-34  1st  4.0 up
 76 Fri, Jun 26   NYY  L   2-3       43-33  1st  5.0 up
 75 Thu, Jun 25   NYY  W   4-0       43-32  1st  5.0 up
 74 Wed, Jun 24  @LAA  L   1-2 (13)  42-32  1st  4.0 up
 73 Tue, Jun 23  @LAA  W  13-3       42-31  1st  4.0 up
 72 Mon, Jun 22  @LAA  L   3-4       41-31  1st  3.0 up
 71 Sun, Jun 21  @SEA  W   6-2       41-30  1st  3.5 up
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Jun 30, 2015 HOU  4  KCR  0        W:Dallas Keuchel (10-3), L: Danny Duffy (2-4), S: none
Mon, Jun 29, 2015 HOU  6  KCR  1        W:Lance McCullers (4-2), L: Joe Blanton (2-1), S: none

Wed, May 28, 2014 HOU  9 @KCR  3        W:Jarred Cosart (4-4), L: Danny Duffy (2-5), S: none
Tue, May 27, 2014 HOU  3 @KCR  0        W:Collin McHugh (3-3), L: Jeremy Guthrie (2-4), S: none
Mon, May 26, 2014 HOU  9 @KCR  2        W:Scott Feldman (3-2), L: Yordano Ventura (2-5), S: none
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 KCR  5 @HOU  1        W:James Shields (1-2), L: Scott Feldman (2-1), S: none
Wed, Apr 16, 2014 KCR  6 @HOU  4 (11)   W:Danny Duffy (1-0), L: Jerome Williams (0-1), S: Greg Holland (5)
Tue, Apr 15, 2014 KCR  4 @HOU  2        W:Yordano Ventura (1-0), L: Lucas Harrell (0-3), S: Greg Holland (4)
Sun, Jun 09, 2013 KCR  2  HOU  0        W:Aaron Crow (2-1), L: Hector Ambriz (1-3), S: Greg Holland (12)
Sat, Jun 08, 2013 KCR  7  HOU  2        W:Ervin Santana (4-5), L: Erik Bedard (1-3), S: none
Season Series: 2015 - HOU over 2-0; 2014 - Tied 3-3; 2013 - KCR won 4-2; All-Time - HOU leads 24-20

SP: Edinson Volquez (31, RHP, 8-4, 3.18)

2015 Gamelogs / 2015 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2015 (8-4) 90.2 74 36 32 32 65 5 3.18
2014 (13-7) 192.2 166 75 65 71 140 17 3.04
2013 (9-12) 170.1 193 114 108 77 142 19 5.71
Last 7 GS 5-1 41.1 39 17 17 15 27 3 3.70 52
2015-06-26 @OAK W 7.0 3 1 1 1 3 0 107 69
2015-06-20 BOS W 5.1 8 4 4 2 0 1 88 34
2015-06-15 @MIL W 5.0 6 2 2 2 2 0 78 47
2015-06-10 @MIN W 7.0 6 1 1 3 6 0 115 64
2015-06-05 TEX L 5.1 6 4 4 3 6 1 100 43
2015-05-29 @CHC ND 5.2 6 3 3 1 9 1 109 53
2015-05-23 STL W 6.0 4 2 2 3 1 0 84 54
Last 5 v.HOU 3-0 32.0 17 9 9 15 30 0 2.53 63
2012-07-19 HOU W 9.0 1 0 0 3 5 0 117 87
2011-05-11 @HOU ND 4.0 3 3 3 5 3 0 88 42
2011-04-06 HOU W 5.0 5 4 4 5 8 0 99 44
2010-09-28 HOU ND 6.0 7 2 2 1 8 0 104 57
2009-04-29 HOU W 8.0 1 0 0 1 6 0 106 85

SP: Vincent Velasquez (23, RHP, 0-0, 3.72)

2015 Gamelogs / 2015 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2015 (0-0) 19.1 17 8 8 11 19 1 3.72
Last 7 GS 0-0 19.1 17 8 8 11 19 1 3.72 52
2015-06-26 NYY ND 6.1 5 2 2 1 2 0 89 56
2015-06-21 @SEA ND 3.1 2 1 1 4 5 0 93 53
2015-06-16 COL ND 4.2 7 5 5 2 7 1 102 35
2015-06-10 @CHW ND 5.0 3 0 0 4 5 0 89 62
Has never faced KCR as starter.
Royals Batters (4.28 RS/G) vs. Astros Pitchers (3.73 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 67.Velasquez
G/S/vB
56.Hernandez
G/S/vB
68.Feliz
G/S/vB
35.Fields
G/S/vB
44.Gregerson
G/S/vB
36.Harris
G/S/vB
37.Neshek
G/S/vB
29.Sipp*
G/S/vB
54.Thatcher*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
9.Butera G/S/vP ··· 12/.364 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 46/36 .182/.182/.205/.386 .444/.371 .520 8/.500 0/1 0/1
6.Cain G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 284/184 .296/.352/.447/.800 .943/.724 .804 86/.893 15/3 6/4
24.Colon G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 86/53 .244/.306/.295/.601 .761/.500 .540 16/.258 2/1 0/4
1.Dyson* G/S/vP ··· 6/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 5/.000 1/no AB 96/75 .273/.312/.398/.710 .812/.682 .760 26/1.128 8/1 0/0
2.Escobar G/S/vP ··· 12/.637 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/2.500 3/.666 ··· 289/202 .281/.316/.367/.683 .582/.726 .688 103/.684 5/2 2/8
4.Gordon* G/S/vP ··· 39/1.265 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 5/.000 17/.698 ··· 281/181 .267/.384/.435/.820 .789/.837 .925 93/.820 1/4 9/0
35.Hosmer* G/S/vP ··· 9/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 11/.273 ··· 303/185 .290/.354/.445/.799 .730/.843 .680 88/.600 4/2 8/1
14.Infante G/S/vP ··· 11/.546 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 5/.400 3/.000 ··· 254/186 .234/.240/.315/.555 .623/.529 .559 86/.570 1/1 0/4
25.Morales# G/S/vP ··· 8/1.125 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 5/.200 ··· 299/180 .287/.348/.460/.807 .740/.854 .785 87/.710 0/0 9/0
8.Moustakas* G/S/vP ··· 9/.889 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 5/.000 1/.000 301/188 .313/.365/.456/.820 .686/.901 .860 99/.759 1/2 7/5
13.Perez G/S/vP ··· 6/.334 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/1.334 ··· ··· 268/187 .270/.280/.464/.744 .642/.788 .699 90/.772 1/0 13/1
15.Rios G/S/vP ··· 35/.411 ··· 4/.000 3/.000 1/2.000 6/1.133 6/2.100 ··· 129/89 .213/.240/.262/.503 .456/.524 .382 89/.428 3/0 1/1
IP 19.1 79.0 1.0 24.1 30.1 36.1 29.1 28.1 17.1 TOTAL .271/.320/.405/.726 .703/.737 .713 .694 43/17 56/39
ERA-K/9 3.72/8.9 4.44/4.6 0.00/9.0 1.85/13.3 3.56/9.2 0.99/9.2 2.76/8.6 2.86/9.5 2.08/10.4 3.50/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Butera (8-3-0)
 Perez (29-15-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 82/.239 332/.276 4/.250 94/.159 119/.212 135/.116 110/.190 113/.214 71/.230 .235  Gordon
 Cain
 Dyson
 Rios
 Hosmer
70/0/0/3
0/65/0/3
4/12/15/1
0/0/33/1
0/0/1/0
OPS .722 .786 .750 .479 .615 .425 .563 .650 .562 .669
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 56/.701 159/.748 4/.750 42/.556 65/.638 64/.380 40/.500 54/.597 44/.529 .647
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 26/.763 173/.818 / 52/.416 54/.588 71/.464 70/.597 59/.695 27/.617 .685
Home 46/.791 161/.743 4/.750 43/.325 69/.636 66/.474 58/.497 54/.573 38/.597
Last 28d days 82/.722 78/.737 / 46/.542 27/.481 46/.773 38/.698 39/.739 29/.486
HR/SB/CS 1/1/2 9/10/3 0/0/0 1/2/2 4/3/0 4/2/0 4/0/0 4/1/2 0/2/0 70/45/19
Usage ····X··· ···XX··o ········ ···X··X· ··o···o· ·X··o·X· X··X··X· ···oo·X· ·o··o·o·
Astros Batters (4.45 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (3.62 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 36.Volquez
G/S/vB
17.Davis
G/S/vB
27.Finnegan*
G/S/vB
54.Frasor
G/S/vB
40.Herrera
G/S/vB
44.Hochevar
G/S/vB
56.Holland
G/S/vB
46.Madson
G/S/vB
47.Morales*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
27.Altuve G/S/vP 4/.000 5/.000 2/.500 9/.236 4/.250 5/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 313/204 .292/.334/.417/.751 .841/.703 .789 77/.746 21/7 7/2
23.Carter G/S/vP ··· 5/.200 1/5.000 2/.000 2/.000 5/.200 3/.666 ··· ··· 308/191 .197/.315/.402/.716 .733/.706 .762 102/.733 1/0 14/6
15.Castro* G/S/vP 2/1.000 5/.650 2/.000 3/.333 2/2.500 3/.666 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 209/145 .212/.273/.370/.643 .593/.666 .713 59/.554 0/0 7/1
16.Conger# G/S/vP ··· 4/.000 ··· 2/1.500 ··· 3/.666 5/.600 ··· ··· 101/41 .230/.330/.425/.755 .575/1.027 .823 41/.906 0/0 4/2
1.Correa G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 97/51 .287/.309/.543/.852 .882/.824 .776 97/.852 4/0 5/1
11.Gattis G/S/vP 5/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/5.000 297/185 .238/.269/.448/.718 .672/.745 .798 98/.644 0/0 13/0
9.Gonzalez# G/S/vP 4/.250 2/2.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 175/110 .240/.266/.383/.649 .746/.594 .578 60/.735 3/2 4/6
28.Rasmus* G/S/vP 15/1.143 12/.349 ··· 2/5.000 4/1.750 9/.619 4/1.750 1/.000 3/.333 218/154 .247/.321/.485/.806 .838/.792 .821 62/.833 1/1 10/1
13.Santana G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 38/18 .257/.316/.486/.802 .618/1.014 .764 38/.802 1/1 2/0
21.Singleton* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 8/6 .167/.375/.333/.708 .000/1.000 .708 8/.708 0/0 0/
4.Springer G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.500 3/3.334 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 321/205 .263/.363/.456/.819 .947/.748 .789 112/.889 13/3 13/3
20.Tucker* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 150/98 .243/.313/.419/.732 .535/.842 .807 70/.601 0/0 4/0
18.Valbuena* G/S/vP 9/1.556 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 9/.222 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 292/197 .199/.277/.444/.722 .595/.783 .811 89/.797 1/0 19/4
IP 90.2 33.0 17.2 22.1 30.0 14.0 20.0 31.0 30.1 TOTAL .240/.308/.426/.734 .725/.739 .743 .752 61/20 113/40
ERA-K/9 3.18/6.4 0.27/10.4 2.04/7.1 1.61/6.9 2.10/9.3 5.14/9.6 2.70/9.4 1.74/8.4 2.97/5.0 3.52/6.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Castro (30-18-3)
 Conger (15-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 377/.220 124/.134 68/.145 100/.277 118/.189 61/.304 80/.134 119/.168 118/.202 .238  Springer
 Rasmus
 Conger
 Tucker
 Santana
 Gattis
0/9/66/4
38/25/8/1
1/0/0/0
38/0/1/0
2/0/9/0
2/0/0/0
OPS .614 .396 .538 .769 .509 .844 .475 .516 .587 .675
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 203/.583 74/.412 31/.573 49/.888 66/.380 26/.911 42/.552 56/.559 60/.660 .700
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 174/.651 50/.374 37/.508 51/.636 52/.675 35/.797 38/.389 63/.474 58/.511 .651
Road 177/.611 62/.305 33/.630 49/.633 59/.560 35/.876 53/.699 73/.499 63/.565
Last 28d days 128/.711 37/.398 31/.587 32/.675 37/.466 32/.781 32/.464 25/.410 39/.632
HR/SB/CS 5/7/2 0/3/1 2/2/0 1/1/0 2/3/1 2/1/0 1/0/0 3/0/1 1/0/0 59/31/15
Usage ····X··· ··XX···· ·X····o· ·X······ ··X·o·o· oX·····X ···oo··· o··o··X· ··o·o·o·

Key for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids on the next pageKey for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids Below

Batter vs. Pitcher totals are career totals. All others are year-to-date.

PA - Plate Appearances (AB+BB+HBP+SH+SF+CI)
BF - Batters Faced
BA - Batting Average
OBP - On-Base Percentage
SLG - Slugging Percentage
Last 28d - PA and OPS in the last 28 days.
SB/CS - Stolen Bases and Caught Stealing
HR/E - Home Runs and Errors Made
ERA-K/9 - Earned Run Average and SO per 9 IP
Total - Team totals for those categories.
Usage - See the note below the grid.
OPS - On-Base Percentage + Slugging Percentage (a good single number for measuring a player's hitting, avg. is .750 or so)
RA/G & RS/G - Runs scored and allowed per game.
PA/vRH - Plate Appearances overall/PA's vs. Right-handed Pitchers
Catcher Def. - Catcher Defense with each catcher's Stolen Bases, Caught Stealings, and Passed Balls allowed.
G/S/vB or G/S/vP - Links to the player's 2015 gamelogs, splits, or career batter vs. pitcher results
vLH/vRH - OPS vs. left-handed pitchers and vs. right-handed pitchers
Hm or Rd, Home or Road - OPS or OPS allowed in home or road games.
OF G: LF / CF / RF - A - Outfielders with the games played by position and their total number of assists
vs LHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against left-handed batters
vs RHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against right-handed batters
HR/SB/CS - Pitcher's Home Runs, Stolen Bases and Caught Stealings allowed
MLB Best, Middle, Worst

Usage -- each character represents the number of pitches thrown by the pitcher for yesterday, two days ago, three days ago, ...., up to eight days ago:
· - did not pitch; o - less than 16 pitches; X - at least 16 pitches (the median relief outing)
An Example ( ·X···o·X ): Yesterday off, 16 or more pitches, three days off, less than 16 pitches, day off, 16 or more pitches (8 days ago). Yesterday is in bold for improved scanning.