HOUSTON - MAY 22: J.A. Happ #30 of the Houston Astros throws against the Chicago Cubs at Minute Maid Park on May 22, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
The Astros' losing streak is at six games after a tough road trip, and now the first-place Reds show up at Minute Maid for a NL Central battle.
Houston will return home and try and recover from a brutal week in Colorado, which extended their losing streak to six games. Things don't get easier, as the first-place Cincinnati Reds come to town, winners of nine of their last 12 games. J.A. Happ will get the start for Houston, and is coming off of a 10-strikeout performance in a loss to the Dodgers. Happ took the loss despite only giving up two runs on nine hits in 6 1/3 innings.
The Astros will wear throwback jerseys during Friday night's game against the Reds, as part of "Flashback Fridays," and also induct pitcher J.R. Richard into the Astros Walk Of Fame.
Date / Time: Friday, June 1, 7:05 p.m. CT
Location: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
TV: Fox Sports Houston
Radio: KTRH 740, KLAT 1010
Probable Starters: J.A. Happ (4.37 ERA) vs. Mike Leake (1-5)