Dream11 Fantasy Baseball: Astros at Diamondbacks

Dream11 Fantasy Baseball: Astros at Diamondbacks

This article is part of our Dream11 Fantasy Baseball series.

Houston Astros (5-4) at Arizona Diamondbacks (3-7)

Wednesday, August 5th, 9:10 PM EDT

Projected starters

RHP Lance McCullers Jr. (1-0, 5.40 ERA) vs LHP Robbie Ray (0-2, 8.64 ERA)

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The Diamondbacks have won just three games this season, and it's clear the season has not gone as expected for the Arizona-based club. The same can't be said about the Astros as they sit one game above the .500 (5-4) and they have good chances of making a pennant run since the AL West is quite open. The pitching matchup also favors Houston, at least on paper, as Lance McCullers has as 5.40 ERA compared to Robbie Ray's 8.64. ERAs aside, the Astros also have a stronger offense and that should make things complicated for Arizona's lefty. Ray has walked seven batters in 10 innings so far.

Injuries

Arizona Diamondbacks

Seth Beer - Out - Face

7/15 9:08 PM EST - Beer was diagnosed with a contusion after being hit in the face with a one-hopper during Wednesday's intrasquad game, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports. Manager Torey Lovullo said the 23-year-old didn't sustain a concussion, so he appears to have escaped the situation with only a bruise. Beer missed some time early in summer training after testing positive for COVID-19, and he may take it easy for a couple days after Wednesday's incident.

Silvino Bracho - 60-Day IL - Elbow

7/5 6:11 PM EST - Bracho (elbow) has tested positive for COVID-19, Nick Piecoro of The

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