The Houston Astros will try to avoid a four-game sweep of the Washington Nationals Thursday, as they play the finale of a four-game series in the nation's capital. Bud Norris will start the contest for the 'Stros, who have lost seven of their last eight games, and opposes the Nats' Edwin Jackson.
Norris (0-0, 3.64 ERA) will try and help his team (4-8) avoid a second straight series sweep at the hands of a National League East Division foe. On Monday, Houston was swept in a three-game set to at the Miami Marlins.
On Wednesday, the Astros was clipped by the Nationals (10-3) by a score of 3-2. In the loss, outfield Travis Buck pulled up lame with a hamstring injury that pulled him out in the fourth inning and now forces him to be listed as day-to-day.
Buck is not expected to play in Thursday's game.
"It's pretty cold tonight, and I felt loose during the whole game," he said. "It just happened right when I swung, before I even got out of the box. I just felt it tighten and put an awkward swing, and just tried to run it out. Fortunately enough, we scored a run out of it."
If you'd like to catch the contest, here's the basic broadcast information:
Location: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
Game Time: 6 p.m. CT
TV Schedule: Fox Sports HOU
Radio: KTRH 740
Pitching Match-Up: Bud Norris (HOU) vs. Edwin Jackson (WAS)