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José Urquidy takes on pitching-rich Astros vs. Angels

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Four games in a stretch of 19 scheduled games in 20 days, Houston Astros is a veteran right-handed Jake Odritzie every time he returns from the injured list without removing the starter from anything. The sparkling mix may be in a position to absorb into the starting rotation.

One of the starters who seems keen to maintain their current position is right-handed Christian Javier. A series with the Los Angeles Angels on Friday.

Javier defeated the 14 best hitters of his career and retired the last 19 hitters after allowing his only hit. .. Javier has made 27 strikeouts in 14 innings in the last two starts, allowing one run and one walk on one hit.

Odorizzi (tension of the left lower leg tendon) begins two rehabilitations and appears near the return to the active roster. The rotation of 6 people seems likely to hit Javier against the bullpen.

"No one is talking about it," said Dusty Baker, Astros' manager. "When I come here, I'll deal with it.

" There may be room for both, especially for now. "

Right-handed Jose Urquidy (6-3, 4.36) ERA) is tasked with starting Astros on Saturday. He limited the Yankees to one run with one hit, three strikeouts with seven innings and three walks, making him the best outing of the season without considering the 6-3 road loss decision on June 26. It's finished. The second consecutive start where Urquidy allowed only one winning run. He abandoned at least three runs in each of the previous four starts.

Urquidy was 3-0 and achieved 4.03 ERA in 7 career appearances (6 starts) against Angel. He won 4-1 on April 10th, making two strikeouts in five innings and allowing one run on four hits. .. He did not consider the recent start decision on June 25th. He allowed eight hits in five innings, six strikeouts and one winning run in two walks when the Angels lost to the Seattle Mariners 5-3. After winning the start three times in a row in May, Sandval is 0-1 and ERA is 4.01 in the last five starts.

Sandval is 0-3, scoring 7.78 ERA in 6 career appearances (5 starts) against Astros. This includes the second start of the season, with an Angels 7-2 Road win on April 19th, one unwinned run with four hits and two with five strikeouts in four innings. Allowed to walk.

Sandval was named Houston in the 11th round of the 2015 draft and was subsequently acquired by Angel on July 26, 2018 in exchange for catcher Martin Maldonado.

Angel's interim manager Phil Nevin has played 10 games Last week was suspended due to his role in Blauhaha with the Seattle Mariners, and bench coach Raymon Gomery acted as acting manager on Friday. .. Montgomery will be suspended for two games starting Sunday, leaving catch coach Bill Haselman as acting manager for Sunday's series finale, and both Nevin and Montgomery will be suspended.

"He will be a provisional, provisional manager," Montgomery said with a laugh about Haselman. "I think so."

– Field-level media