Joe D's A's/ASTROS GAME 3 WINNER
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Houston Astros (33-31) vs Oakland Athletics (38-27)
Wednesday, October 07, 2020 at 3:35 pm
Oakland vs. Houston at Dodger Stadium: With probable starters, Luzardo and Yrquidy here, postseason experience is huge. Jesus Luzardo has only two playoff appearances (one start) of a mere, 6.1 IP. The LH had a mediocre 3-2 record with a 4.12 ERA in the 2020 regular season. But, the team lost five of his final seven starts after winning his first three outings. He must now take the hill in a postseason game against the very dangerous Houston lineup, chock full of seasoned veterans.
Jose Urquidy has five postseason appearances (two starts) , donning a 1-0 mark with 15 K's in 14.1 IP. With more playoffs experience and savvy pitching at Doders Stadium will benefit him as it is known as a pitchers park.
The Astros are 9-2 the last 11 Divisional Playoff games and 5-1 the last six vs. teams with a winning record. The A's are 2-6 the last eight Divisional Playoff games and 2-8 the last 10 overall playoff games. ASTROS