Roadtrips haven't been kind to the Houston Astros this year. The Astros bring a 9-26 road record into Saturday's contest against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, as Houston looks to improve upon that awful road record.
Houston dropped the first of a three-game set against the Cubs on Friday, losing 4-0 in Bud Norris' return from the disabled list.
J.A. Happ starts Saturday for Houston, as he looks to improve upon his 6-7 record. Entering Saturday's contest, Happ is the owner of a 4.83 ERA and 1.48 WHIP -- neither of which are impressive figures. Happ, to his credit, has struck out 84 in 85 and 2/3 innings of work on the season, though.
Houston's bats will face off against trade bait Matt Garza. Garza brings a 3-6 record into Saturday's contest, but don't be fooled by the meaningless record -- Garza is a very, very good pitcher. Garza brings a 1.09 WHIP into the contest, to go along with a .221 average against and 4.06 ERA.
First pitch is scheduled for 3:05 p.m. CT. Televised coverage can be found on FOX Sports Houston.
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