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Michael A. Taylor and the Minnesota Twins will face starter Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on Saturday at 4:45 PM ET.
Game Info and Michael A. Taylor Props
- Day: Saturday, October 7, 2023
- Time: 4:45 PM ET
- TV Channel: FS1
- Hits Prop: Over/under 1 hit (Over odds: +100)
- Home Runs Prop: Over/under 1 home run (Over odds: +700)
- Total Bases Prop: Over/under 1 total base (Over odds: +100)
Michael A. Taylor Stats
- Taylor has 77 hits and an OBP of .275 to go with a slugging percentage of .439 this season.
- He has gotten at least one hit in 51.2% of his games this year (62 of 121), picking up at least two hits 15 times (12.4%).
- Looking at the 121 games he has played this year, he’s homered in 19 of them (15.7%), and in 5.4% of his plate appearances.
- Taylor has knocked in at least one run in 27.3% of his games this year, with more than one RBI in 12.4% of his games. He has also driven in three or more runs in three contests.
Astros Pitching Stats and Rankings
- The Astros staff ranks seventh in baseball with 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings.
- At 3.93, the Astros have the eighth-ranked team ERA in the majors.
- The Astros rank 22nd in baseball in home runs allowed with 201 (1.2 per game).
- The Astros will send Verlander (13-8) to the mound for his 28th start this season.
- Among qualified pitchers this year, the 40-year-old’s 3.22 ERA ranks eighth, 1.133 WHIP ranks 14th, and 8 K/9 ranks 34th.
Taylor’s recent games
- vs. Blue Jays on October 4: 0-for-3, 2 K
- vs. Blue Jays on October 3: 1-for-3, 2 K
- at Rockies on September 30: 0-for-3, 2 R, 1 K, 2 BB
- at Rockies on September 29: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K
- vs. Athletics on September 28: 0-for-3, 2 K, 1 BB
- vs. Athletics on September 26: 0-for-4, 1 K
- vs. Angels on September 24: 0-for-4, 1 K
- vs. Angels on September 23: 0-for-3, 1 K, 1 BB
- vs. Angels on September 22: 1-for-3, 2 RBI, 2 K, 1 BB
- at Reds on September 20: 0-for-1, 1 K
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