Astros vs. Giants: Start Time, Streaming Live, TV Channel, How to Watch
In a rubber match on Wednesday, Framber Valdez will start for the Houston Astros (16-14) against Logan Webb and the San Francisco Giants (12-17), with first pitch scheduled for 2:10 PM ET at Minute Maid Park.
If you’re planning on watching this game, keep reading for streaming and TV options for the Houston-San Francisco matchup.
When is Astros vs. Giants and when does it start?
This game between the Astros and Giants is set to start on Wednesday, May 3, 2023. Be ready to see the opening pitch at 2:10 PM ET.
Where to watch Astros vs. Giants
The Astros and Giants will take to the diamond at Minute Maid Park for this matchup on May 3, and if you want to see the game live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!
What channel is the game on?
You can catch this game live on MLB Network.
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Astros vs. Giants Game Preview
Anthony DeSclafani (8.0 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 3 K) registered a win in the Giants’ 2-0 victory over the Astros yesterday. Thairo Estrada led the way offensively, going 2-for-3. Hunter Brown (4.1 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 4 K) was handed the loss for the Astros.
Astros Stats, Odds & Insights
The Astros have been the moneyline favorite 20 total times this season. They’ve gone 9-11 in those games.
Houston is 22nd in MLB action with 27 home runs. They average 0.9 per game.
The Astros rank 24th in MLB with a .370 slugging percentage.
Houston has the second-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (3.18).
The Astros have the sixth-lowest WHIP in baseball (1.204).
Giants Stats, Odds & Insights
This season, the Giants have won seven out of the 18 games, or 38.9%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
San Francisco has hit 48 homers this season, which ranks third in the majors.
The Giants are 10th in MLB with a .428 slugging percentage this season.
San Francisco has pitched to a 4.86 ERA this season, which ranks 22nd in baseball.
Giants pitchers have a 1.345 WHIP this season, 19th in the majors.
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Astros Starter Recent Performance: Framber Valdez
|vs. Phillies||Apr. 28||7.0||8||3||3||3||0|
|at Braves||Apr. 22||7.0||8||3||3||9||0|
|vs. Rangers||Apr. 16||6.0||4||5||1||7||2|
|at Pirates||Apr. 10||7.0||3||2||2||5||5|
|vs. Tigers||Apr. 4||7.0||8||3||2||9||1|
Giants Starter Recent Performance: Logan Webb
|vs. Cardinals||Apr. 27||6.2||7||2||2||7||1|
|vs. Mets||Apr. 22||7.0||5||2||2||8||1|
|at Marlins||Apr. 17||6.2||8||4||4||6||0|
|vs. Dodgers||Apr. 10||6.0||6||4||4||6||1|
|at White Sox||Apr. 5||5.0||9||4||4||4||0|
Astros Key Players to Watch
Valdez (2-3) takes the mound for the Astros in his seventh start of the season. He has a 2.54 ERA in 39 2/3 innings pitched, with 37 strikeouts.
In his most recent time out on Saturday against the Philadelphia Phillies, the left-hander went seven innings, giving up three earned runs while surrendering eight hits.
The 29-year-old has an ERA of 2.54, with 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings, in six games this season. Opponents have a .248 batting average against him.
Kyle Tucker has been key for Houston with 28 hits, an OBP of .386 plus a slugging percentage of .442.
Yordan Alvarez leads Houston in home runs (six) and runs batted in (27) this season while batting .264.
Alex Bregman has collected 24 base hits, an OBP of .338 and a slugging percentage of .325 this season.
Giants Key Players to Watch
The Giants will hand the ball to Webb (1-5) for his seventh start of the season.
The right-hander’s last appearance was on Thursday, when he threw 6 2/3 innings against the St. Louis Cardinals, giving up two earned runs while allowing seven hits.
The 26-year-old has pitched in six games this season with an ERA of 4.82 and 10.4 strikeouts per nine innings, with an opponent batting average of .273.
Estrada paces the Giants with a .342 batting average.
LaMonte Wade Jr has shown his power as he paces his team with six home runs.
J.D. Davis paces the Giants in home runs (six) and runs batted in (17).
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