The Astros pulled closer to the Rangers in the ALCS on Wednesday night, winning 8-5, but can Texas get back on track with a quick turnaround to go up 3-1?
Texas will turn to starting pitcher Andrew Heaney in Game 4 on Thursday night in hopes of grabbing a win. Meanwhile, the Astros offense came alive at Globe Life Field in Game 3, but will need to provide plenty of run support for the struggling Jose Urquidy, who gets the start tonight. Can the Rangers bounce back off the loss?
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It's tough to trust either pitcher heading into Game 4, but I'll make the case for Heaney, who has limited damage via the long ball this season in the hitter-friendly ballpark of Globe Life Field. Heaney has upped his ground ball rate across the second half of the season and only allowed four home runs between August and September.
The same can't be said for Urquidy, who posted a 5.29 ERA in the regular season in only 63 innings as he battled injuries. He has allowed hard contact all season, more than nine hits per nine innings and nearly two home runs per nine.
In the regular season, Texas was third in slugging percentage (.452) and that number jumped to second when you filter out only home games (.495). The team rakes at home and I expect no less on Thursday while Heaney should be able to navigate the Astros lineup.
I'll take Texas at a cheap price to take a 3-1 series lead.
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