St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Kyle Lohse throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals Thursday, April 21, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson
(KMOV.com) – The St. Louis Cardinals and Houston Astros will play the second game of their three-game series tonight at 7:05. Here are tonight’s probable starters:
Kyle Lohse has continued to put his past two seasons behind him. This season he already has 22 strikeouts in four starts compared to only 54 strikeouts in 18 starts in 2010. He has a career 3.19 ERA in 87.1 innings pitched against the Astros.
The Houston Astros have lost three of the four games started by J.A. Happ this season. The left-hander has almost as many walks (12) as strikeouts (15) this season. He has a career 5.64 ERA in four starts against the Cardinals.