ALCS GAME 6: Brad Peacock will open for Astros in a bullpen game: “We decided to go with Peacock just because their lineup is really good at the top, and Brad’s really good at matching up against those guys. And he’s got one of the calmest heartbeats in our club. He’s kind of been there, done that. He’s closed games in the World Series. He’s pitched in a variety of roles for us. The moment is not going to be too big. He can execute pitches. I thought the way he threw the ball last night in the eight pitches was encouraging. And who better to kick off the chaos of a bullpen day than a calm Brad Peacock.” –AJ Hinch

41 RHP Brad Peacock O.OO ERA (0ER/1IP), 1G

Last Win: — Save: 2017 WS (3) Loss: — Blown SV: –2019 ALCS: 0-0-0, 0.00 (0ER/1IP), 1G Postseason Career: 0-0-1, 4.73 (7ER/13.1IP), 8G

• made his first postseason appearance in Game 5 of the ALCS…tossed a scoreless 8th inning with 1 strikeout on 8 pitches.

• is on the Astros ALCS roster after not making the ALDS roster…did not make the Astros postseason rosters in 2018, but was a key factor in Houston’s 2017 World Series run…pitched in 7 games (1 start) in the 2017 postseason.

• pitched in 4 games in the 2017 World Series, posting a 2.45 ERA (2ER/7.1IP) with 8 strikeouts…tossed a 3.2-inning save (no hits allowed) in Game 3, the longest save in the World Series since Madison Bumgarner’s 5-inning save in 2014.

• over his career (including postseason) has held righties to a .198 (211×1065) batting average…held right-handed hitters to a .179 (32×179) batting average and a .553 OPS (.251 OBP/.302 SLG) this season.

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