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When Brett Myers took the mound at Minute Maid Park last season, you could almost count on a victory. This year, Myers can count his wins at home on one finger.
The Astros opening day starter will try to get his first win at home since April 12th Wednesday night as the Astros take on the Rangers in the second game of their three game interleague series.
After going 8-0 with a 2.01 ERA at home in 2010, Myers is 1-4 with a 5.56 ERA in the Astros friendly confines this season. He hasn’t won here since his second start of the season when he held the Cubs to one run over seven innings of an 11-2 Astros win.
Myers (3-6, 4.65 ERA) will be facing a Rangers team that has owned the Astros lately. Texashas won 13 of their last 16 head-to-head meetings, including Tuesday’s 7-3 Rangers win in the series opener.
The Rangers have won three of four against the Astros this year. One more win in Houston will clinch a fifth straight season of the Rangers owning the Silver Boot, which is awarded to the winner of the intrastate series every year.
Texassends Colby Lewis (6-7, 4.44 ERA) to the mound. Lewis held the Astros scoreless through seven innings inArlingtonlast week, but didn’t have anything to show for it as the Rangers bullpen blew his chance to pick up his seventh win.
The Astros will have Brian Bogusevic back with them for Wednesday’s game. Bogusevic was called up from AAA after Tuesday’s game as the Astros placed Jason Bourgeois on the disabled list. Bourgeois has been slowed by a strained quadriceps muscle.
The Astros also sent Humberto Quintero out on a rehab assignment. Quintero is on the disabled list, working his way back from a sprained ankle suffered in a collision at the plate on May 28.