April 11, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros infielder Carlos Lee (45) reacts after taking call strike three to end the game against the Atlanta Braves at Minute Maid Park. The Braves defeated the Astros 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-US PRESSWIRE
After dropping four of its last five, things don't get any easier for Houston as it faces Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals.
The Houston Astros will get a crack at one of MLB's hottest teams and pitchers when they take on the Washington Nationals and Stephen Strasburg on Monday. The Nationals 7-3 record leads the National League East.
The Astros, who have lost four of their last five games, will have their hands full again against Strarsburg. The right-hander has allowed one run all season. To make matters worse, Houston is expected to be without center fielder Jordan Schafer, who left Sunday's game with a head injury after a collision on a stolen base attempt.
Astros right-hander Kyle Weiland will be looking for his first major league win in his seventh career start.
Game date/time: Monday, April 16, 6:05 CT
Location: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
Pitching Matchup: Kyle Weiland (0-1, 7.20 ERA) vs Stephen Strasburg (1-0, 0.69 ERA)
Radio: KTRH 740 and KLAT 1010
Online Streaming: MLB.tv
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