The Houston Astros face a tough task Saturday night, as they take on the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers in game two of Houston's three-game set against Los Angeles.
Houston dropped the first game on Friday night, losing 3-1. Matt Kemp his eighth home run of the season in the first inning, and the Dodgers never gave up the lead.
On Saturday night, the Astros will send Kyle Weiland to the mound. Weiland is still looking for his first win of the season, and is also looking to avoid receiving his third loss of the year as well. Weiland is 0-2 with an ugly 8.44 ERA and 2.25 WHIP through his first two starts.
Kershaw gets the nod for Los Angeles. Though he has yet to receive a decision, Kershaw has pitched well through his first 15.1 innings of the season. Kershaw sports a 2.35 ERA and 1.17 WHIP. Kershaw has struck out 13 on the year while walking four.
First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. CT. Televised coverage of the game can be found on Fox Sports Houston. Radio coverage can be found on KTRH 740.
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