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Astros Cristian Javier is following the Start vs. Angels combo no-hitter no-run

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With a 2 to 1 victory over the Yankees on Thursday, the Houston Astros completed a nine-game stretch against the two Jaguar Note New York teams with a 7 to 2 mark.

Following the road trip to the Big Apple, the single game with the Yankees marked the opening round of an eight-game homestand against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday.

Astros sweeps the Mets at home from June 21st to 22nd, splits the Yankees and the four-game series at the Yankee Stadium, and sweeps another two-game road series against the Mets. I returned from Japan. Each of those series was a mess, giving them a period to ponder their quality performance against the New Yorkers before the Astros turned their attention to the Angels.

The Yankees have the best baseball record, and the tough Mets lead the National League East.

"The pitching was great and the bullpen was very good. There wasn't a fresh bullpen like (Thursday) in the losing match," said Astros manager Dusty Baker.

"We played well during this time. We beat two very good teams and played in a short period of time, but usually we don't."

Right-handed Cristian Javier (5-3, 2.73 ERA) is tasked with starting the Astros on Friday. He made the first seven innings of the Astros no-hitter no-run against the Yankees last Saturday and made one walk, scoring the best 13 strikeouts of his career. Javier has made four rescue appearances this season with an ERA of 5-3, an ERA of 10 and a 1/3 inning of 51 innings, 22 strikeouts and 64 strikeouts. to start.

Javier made two non-scoring relief appearances against the Angels this season, making one walk with seven strikeouts in the 51/3 innings. Made possible. He has scored 2.18 ERA in 6 career appearances (2 starts) against the Angels, 2-0, 20 strikeouts in 20 his 2/3 innings.

Right-handed Michael Lorenzen (6-5, 4.24 ERA) is the planned starter for the opener Angels. He has dropped consecutive decisions and is 1-3 at 6.75 ERA in the last four starts. Lorenzen issued 13 walks in 20 innings over that span.

Lorenzen is 0-1 and has recorded 7.20 ERA in three career appearances (one start) against the Astros. His second career start at the Angels allowed four hits and two walks with three strikeouts in three his 1/3 innings, with an 8-3 road loss to the Astros on April 18. Did.

The Astros should consider it lucky to miss Shohei Ohtani, the Angels ace, during the series. Otani was the only Angels pitcher to score more than 30 after limiting the Chicago White Socks to 5 hits and 1 walk with a 4-1 victory in the Angels on Wednesday and 11 strikeouts in 5 2/3 scoreless innings. Joined Nolan Ryan and John Lackey as 3 strikeouts without allowing an earned run in the start span.

Only three pitchers, Jacob DeGrom, Clayton Kershaw and Chris Sale, have achieved this feat in the last decade.

"Otani, he's amazing," said Angels second baseman Luis Rengoo. "I like to see how he pitches. I'm very happy with him."

– Field-level media