Jeter's Wednesday MLB Postseason Pick # 2
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Houston Astros (33-31) vs Oakland Athletics (38-27)
Wednesday, October 07, 2020 at 3:35 pm
The Oakland Athletics will try to avoid elimination Wednesday afternoon against the Houston Astros in the NLDS at Dodger Stadium. Jesus Luzardo (3-3 ERA: 4.04) gets the start for Oakland while Jose Urquidy (1-1 ERA: 2.65) will take the mound for the Astros. Oakland won the 2 games Luzardo pitched against the Astros in the regular season but gave up 9 total hits and 3 home runs to the Astros. Luzardo has not had more than 7 strikeouts in any game in 2020, and a season WHIP of 1.27. On the other side, the Astros bats are alive and well and at the right time in the post season. Houston has outscored Oakland 15-7 in the 2 NLDS games. Jose Urquidy faced the Athletics on 9/10, going 6 innings giving up 2 earned runs in a low scoring loss. Urquidy has a WHIP of 1.011, not all that bad. The Astros with the hot bats should give Urquidy the run support needed to put the series away, take the Astros on the money line.