The Houston Astros host the Atlanta Braves for three interleague games at Minute Maid Park this week. This will be the only time this season the Braves appear on the Astros schedule. The season average for Astros tickets on the secondary market is $83.51, but each of the three games will have an average price below that number. The series as a whole will be 29% below the season average.
6/24 – Aaron Harang vs Scott Feldman | Avg. Price: $54.34 | Get-in Price: $13
The series begins Tuesday night when Scott Feldman gets the nod for the Astros and the Braves send Aaron Harang to the mound. The average price for Tuesday Astros vs Braves tickets is $54.34, the cheapest of the series at 35% below season average, with a get-in price of $13, also the lowest of the series. Both pitchers have seen moderate success but have sub-.500 records as Feldman is 3-4 with a 3.95 ERA and Harang enters Tuesday’s game at 5-6 with a 3.83 ERA.
6/25 – Alex Wood vs Collin McHugh | Avg. Price: $60.38 | Get-in Price: $15
The second game of the series will be held on Wednesday and will feature Astros pitcher Collin McHugh against Braves lefty Alex Wood. The average price for Wednesday Astros vs Braves tickets is $60.38, 27.7% below season average, with a get-in price of $15. Despite a 4-5 record, McHugh has pitched well and has posted an ERA of just 2.76 over 65.1 innings in 11 starts. He will face the southpaw Wood, who will make his return from the Minor Leagues on Wednesday. Wood is 4-5 with a 3.43 ERA in 18 appearances this season.
6/26 – Mike Minor vs Jarred Cosart | Avg. Price: $64.22 | Get-in Price: $14
The finale of the series will be played Thursday and will see the Astros’ Jarred Cosart face Braves lefty Mike Minor. Average price for this game is $64.22, the highest of the series but still 23.1% below season average, with a get-in price of $14. Cosart is 3-0 with a 2.57 ERA over his last three starts and will look to continue his effective streak on Thursday. Minor is coming off a season-high 11 strikeout performance against the Nationals on Friday. The lefty is 2-4 with a 4.20 ERA this season.
Following their series in Houston, the Braves schedule will have the team travel to Philadelphia to play the Phillies for four games at Citizens Bank Park, ending an 11-game road trip over three series.