Sunday’s Houston Astros Pitching Preview: Ian Kennedy vs Armando Galarraga

Today at Minute Maid Park, the Houston Astros (38-92) look to avoid the sweep against the Arizona Diamondbacks (61-59) at 2:05 ET.

Armando Galarraga (0-3, 5.75 ERA) takes the the mound for the Astros today.

Galarraga is coming off a start against the Cubs in which he surrendered 5 runs on 7 hits through 5 innings and picked up the loss in a 7-1 game. He started 8 games in 2011 for the Diamondbacks before being released in September. Gallaraga is 1-0 with a 5.23 ERA in his career against the Diamondbacks.

Ian Kennedy (10-10, 4.35 ERA) will start for the Diamondbacks today.

Kennedy has been roughed up in his last 2 starts against the Pirates and Cardinal. He allowed 6 runs, 5 earned, through 4 innings in a loss to the Pirates on August 8th. He was a tough luck pitcher against the Cardinals as he gave up 5 runs, 3 of which were earned, in 6 innings in a loss his last time out. Kennedy is 1-0 with 0.00 ERA in one career start against the Astros.

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