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C. Rasmus
P. Tucker
J. Marisnick
J. Marisnick
C. Rasmus
G. Springer
P. Tucker
L. Valbuena
M. Gonzalez
M. Gonzalez
J. Villar
Rotation
1. D. Keuchel
2. C. McHugh
3. S. Feldman
4. R. Hernandez
5. L. McCullers
J. Altuve
M. Gonzalez
C. Carter
E. Gattis
DH
E. Gattis
C. Carter
DL
J. Lowrie
B. Oberholtzer
B. Peacock
S. Deduno
J. Castro
H. Conger
  Bullpen
L. Gregerson (CL)
C. Qualls
P. Neshek
T. Sipp
W. Harris
J. Fields
J. Thatcher
J. Buchanan
Last Updated: 05/19/2015
 
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Last Five Games
5/21 vs. DET
J. Altuve2B
L. Valbuena3B
G. SpringerRF
E. GattisDH
C. Carter1B
C. RasmusLF
J. VillarSS
H. CongerC
J. MarisnickCF
 
5/20 vs. OAK
J. Altuve2B
L. Valbuena3B
G. SpringerRF
E. GattisDH
C. RasmusLF
C. Carter1B
J. CastroC
M. GonzalezSS
J. MarisnickCF
 
5/18 vs. OAK
J. Altuve2B
J. Villar3B
G. SpringerRF
E. GattisDH
P. TuckerLF
C. Carter1B
M. GonzalezSS
J. CastroC
J. MarisnickCF
 
5/14 vs. TOR
J. MarisnickCF
J. Altuve2B
L. Valbuena3B
G. SpringerRF
C. RasmusLF
J. CastroC
C. Carter1B
P. TuckerDH
J. VillarSS
 
5/13 vs. SF
J. MarisnickCF
J. Altuve2B
L. Valbuena3B
G. SpringerRF
C. RasmusLF
E. GattisDH
J. CastroC
C. Carter1B
J. VillarSS

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
J. Altuve2B.310524
L. Valbuena3B.2111016
E. GattisDH.196824
C. RasmusRF.246817
C. Carter1B.167720
J. CastroC.21758
J. MarisnickCF.299316
P. TuckerLF.28603
J. VillarSS.22904
 
Notes
  • 32 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 2 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
2 Game(s)
J. Altuve2B
G. SpringerRF
L. Valbuena3B
E. GattisDH
C. Carter1B
J. CastroC
J. LowrieSS
C. RasmusLF
J. MarisnickCF
1 Game(s)
J. Altuve2B
G. SpringerRF
J. LowrieDH
C. Carter1B
L. Valbuena3B
J. CastroC
C. RasmusLF
M. GonzalezSS
J. MarisnickCF
1 Game(s)
J. Altuve2B
G. SpringerRF
J. LowrieSS
C. Carter1B
E. GattisDH
J. Villar3B
J. CastroC
R. GrossmanLF
J. MarisnickCF
1 Game(s)
J. MarisnickCF
J. Altuve2B
L. Valbuena3B
E. GattisDH
C. RasmusRF
C. Carter1B
H. CongerC
P. TuckerLF
M. GonzalezSS
1 Game(s)
J. Altuve2B
G. SpringerRF
J. LowrieSS
E. GattisDH
C. Carter1B
C. RasmusLF
M. Gonzalez3B
J. CastroC
J. MarisnickCF

 
 

Joe Thatcher, #54
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
018.13.24011
 
Jed Lowrie, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
18.300114101
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 16, DH - 1
Injuries
Thumb - 60-day DL. Out until at least early July (Updated - 5/18/15)
Chris Carter, #23
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
40.161147200
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 40, DH - 1
News
First baseman Chris Carter crushed a two-run homer off the stadium facade Tuesday in the Astros' win over the A's.

"To get the lead on him with [Carter's] home run was huge then keeping it on him."
Jake Marisnick, #6
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
38.289173169
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 38
News
Astros center fielder Jake Marisnick is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the A's.

It's just the second time in 20 games that Marisnick hasn't manned center field, with Colby Rasmus sliding over to cover the position. Marisnick has hit better against righties than lefties despite being a righty swinger, but he'll take a seat against Oakland righty Sonny Gray.

The Astros are home underdogs (+135) on Tuesday, per VegasInsider.com.

Pat Neshek, #37
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3016.02.81115
 
News
In 2014, the Astros had the highest bullpen ERA in baseball with a 4.80 mark. So, in the offseason, the team addressed that issue by bringing in a couple of solid right-handed relievers in Luke Gregerson and Pat Neshek.

A competing general manager called Houston "real smart" for being able to sign both men and making a strength out of a weakness, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. 

So far, the two have been stellar out of the bullpen for manager A.J. Hinch. Though Gregerson's 4.08 ERA is a bit high, he is 10-for-11 in save chances and has a 14:5 K:BB ratio.

Neshek, meanwhile, is in the midst of 11 straight scoreless outings, and has not walked a batter this season. 

Jose Altuve, #27
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
42.3062252414
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 43
Collin McHugh, #31
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
5150.24.091045
 
News
Astros pitcher Collin McHugh surrendered a season-high nine hits over seven innings of work during Friday's 6-2 loss to the Tigers.

"I was pretty bad," he said, per MLB.com. "I was pretty bad with the fastball command. Too many cutters. Too many hard-hit balls. I was behind too many batters. They had nine hits in seven innings. Every mistake I made, they were hitting hard. No, I didn't feel very good about it."

The nine hits led to three runs, which all came on a home run by J.D. Martinez in the third inning. McHugh has pitched at least seven innings in five of his last seven starts. His ERA now stands at 3.43.

"I thought McHugh battled tonight," manager A.J. Hinch said. "He made one or two mistakes. It seemed like every mistake was hit with some authority. They worked him the other way, obviously the big blow from Martinez with the home run in that inning, and they tacked on a few more runs [in the eighth inning]. For McHugh, seven innings, three runs, it was a matter of one swing that took a lot out of his night."

His next expected start is scheduled for Wednesday at Baltimore.

Dallas Keuchel, #60
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
6064.21.672046
 
News
Astros starter Dallas Keuchel bounced back from two sub-par outings with another dominant performance on Thursday. After allowing four runs in each of his last two starts, Keuchel went seven innings allowing just an unearned run on six hits in the 6-1 victory over the A's.

Keuchel walked two and struck out four while throwing 69 of his 106 pitches for strikes. The only run he gave up came on an error in the top of the sixth to tie the game at one. But the Astros came right back to take the lead in the bottom half, as Keuchel improved to 6-0 on the season.

"I think he was as sharp as he was early in the year," manager A.J. Hinch said after the game, per MLB.com. "They made him work a couple of innings that were pretty long, which got him out of there after the seventh. He really dialed it up in a couple of innings when they had the bases loaded. ... The perfectionist he is, he's probably going to be a little harder on himself than I am, but I love the way he found ways not to break."

He now holds a very impressive 1.67 ERA. He's scheduled to make his next start on Monday in Baltimore.

Jonathan Villar, #2
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
23.2357053
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 1, SS - 11, 3B - 4, OF - 4, DH - 2
Samuel Deduno, #45
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0121.06.86117
 
Injuries
Back - 15-day DL. Out until at least late May (Updated - 5/18/15)
News
Astros pitcher Samuel Deduno (back) is expected to throw a bullpen session Saturday, per the Houston Chronicle. Deduno, who is sidelined due to a lower back strain, said he is feeling better.
Luis Valbuena, #18
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
38.2112410161
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 39
News
After going 1 for 4 on Wednesday, Astros third baseman Luis Valbuena has exactly one hit in each of his last seven games, covering 25 at-bats in that span. Valbuena does have three home runs during the streak, however and has been a consistent presence in the Astros' lineup in 2015. 
Jake Buchanan, #58
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
003.20.0003
 
Scott Feldman, #46
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
3454.05.171135
 
News
Astros right-hander Scott Feldman appeared destined to fall to 3-5 in Detroit on Thursday. His offense saved him, but his numbers still looked rather ugly.

Feldman allowed four earned runs on 10 hits in six innings. He walked one and struck out two after fanning a season-high 10 in his last start.

All was well until he gave up a two-run homer to Nick Castellanos in the fourth. He then fell apart, yielding three runs runs in the fifth and sixth before his removal with Houston trailing, 5-0.

Feldman has six quality starts in nine outings, but his ERA still sits at 5.17. He will attempt to lower it next Tuesday in Baltimore.

Brad Peacock, #41
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
015.05.4023
 
Injuries
Intercostal - 15-day DL. Out until at least mid-May (Updated - 4/17/15)
Preston Tucker, #20
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
10.3104140
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 8, DH - 2
News
The Astros could be in the market for starting pitching this summer, as they continue their surprising run in 2015. The Astros do have the third-best ERA in the American League, but they could do well in bringing in another arm to shore up the rotation as they try to make a postseason run. 

CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman notes that rookie outfielder Preston Tucker could be a possible trade chip should the Astros wish to go that route. Tucker has hit well in his first stint as a Major Leaguer, but he may have trouble getting regular playing time with the state of the Astros' current outfield. 

Will Harris, #36
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1021.20.42027
 
Luke Gregerson, #44
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2017.24.081014
 
News
Astros closer Luke Gregerson could not get the job done in the ninth inning Tuesday, allowing two runs on two hits in two-thirds of an inning before being pulled against the A's.

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said afterwards that Gregerson would not be available for Wednesday's series finale, per MLB.com.

"[Gregerson] obviously hasn't gotten ahead of hitters the way he normally does," Hinch said. "He'll likely be down [Wednesday], just given the volume of the last four days, and get him back fresh for the next series."

Tony Sipp, #29
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2117.01.06018
 
News
Astros manager A.J. Hinch confirmed that closer Luke Gregerson will not be available to pitch on Wednesday against the A's. Gregerson nearly cost the team a win on Tuesday when he gave up two runs in the ninth inning. He was pulled in favor of Pat Neshek who closed out the game and got the save.

Gregerson has appeared in three of the last four games for the Astros and has given up two runs in two of those performances. 

Hinch indicated that Neshek, Chad Qualls, Tony Sipp and Josh Fields are all options to close if a save is needed on Wednesday, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Jason Castro, #15
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
31.21713580
 
Position Breakdown
C - 32
News
Astros catcher Jason Castro put the proverbial icing on the cake in Tuesday's win over the A's. Castro launched his fifth home run of the season in the bottom of the eighth inning. The solo shot gave the Astros a 6-2 lead; they would go on to win 6-4. 

Castro went 2 for 4 on the evening, and is hitting .256 with three homers and three RBI in 13 games played this month.

Lance McCullers, #43
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
004.21.9335
 
News
Astros pitcher Lance McCullers will start this weekend against the Tigers in Detroit on Saturday, manager A.J. Hinch said before Tuesday's game.

"I thought he handled himself very well and guys were excited to get him out there and he even gave 'em a little bit of ammunition to get to welcome him in, with the Batman shoes and the bravado," Hinch said to the Houston Chronicle.

McCullers allowed one run on three hits in 4 2/3 innings in his major-league debut on Monday against the Athletics. He struck out five with three walks in the contest.

Evan Gattis, #11
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
39.196148250
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 1, DH - 36
News
Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis belted his eighth home run of the season in Wednesday's 6-1 victory over the A's. His two-run bomb off Jesse Hahn in the bottom of the sixth broke a 1-1 tie. It was his only hit of the afternoon.

"It's good to be hitting the ball again, and it's good that actions speak louder than anything that anybody said that's running me out there," Gattis said of the Astros' faith in him, per MLB.com. "I'm grateful for that."

Home runs aside, Gattis has really struggled at the plate this season. He's now hitting a dismal .196 and carries a poor .213 on-base percentage.

"I think our offense is competent enough to know if we can hang in there long enough, somebody is going to do something, and then once somebody does that one thing, it seems to propel everybody else to have good at-bats and continue some innings," manager A.J. Hinch said.

Josh Fields, #35
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
209.10.96016
 
Injuries
Leg - Questionable for May 23 at Detroit (Updated - 5/23/15)
News
Astros pitcher Josh Fields was forced out of Thursday's contest against the Tigers after taking a line drive off the leg in the bottom of the ninth inning. Fields limped off the field and was escorted by team trainers to the locker room after pitching just one-third of an inning. He was replaced by Will Harris with a runner on first base in the bottom of the ninth.

Fields was diagnosed with a bruised right leg after undergoing an X-ray after the game. His status for the remainder of this weekend's series at Detroit remains uncertain.

Colby Rasmus, #28
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
37.244198171
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 36
News
Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus had a good night in Tuesday's win over the A's. Rasmus went 2 for 4 with a double and a two-run home run. The home run, his eighth of the year, gave the Astros some insurance, as it put his team up 5-2. They went on to win 6-4.

Rasmus has been powering up lately, belting three home runs over his last 10 games. But it's been all-or-nothing for Rasmus during that stretch, as he has just seven hits in 34 at-bats in those 10 games.

Hank Conger, #16
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
14.1673240
 
Position Breakdown
C - 56, DH - 1
Chad Qualls, #50
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1215.12.93418
 
News
Astros manager A.J. Hinch confirmed that closer Luke Gregerson will not be available to pitch on Wednesday against the A's. Gregerson nearly cost the team a win on Tuesday when he gave up two runs in the ninth inning. He was pulled in favor of Pat Neshek who closed out the game and got the save.

Gregerson has appeared in three of the last four games for the Astros and has given up two runs in two of those performances. 

Hinch indicated that Neshek, Chad Qualls, Tony Sipp and Josh Fields are all options to close if a save is needed on Wednesday, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Marwin Gonzalez, #9
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
26.238102100
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 8, SS - 19, 3B - 1, DH - 1
Brett Oberholtzer, #39
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
003.03.0023
 
Injuries
Finger - 15-day DL. Out until at least late May (Updated - 5/13/15)
News
Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer will throw live batting practice at Triple-A Fresno in the next few days, according to a report by the Houston Chronicle.

Oberholtzer is recovering from a blister on his finger that landed him on the disabled list. He'll likely throw BP on either Sunday or Monday. 

Roberto Hernandez, #56
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2349.23.991423
 
News
Astros starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez (2-3) allowed two runs on seven hits in six innings Tuesday to take the win against the Athletics. 

Hernandez surrendered a solo home run to Max Muncy in the sixth inning. 

The win was Hernandez's first in four starts. 

"I'm very happy pitching this way," Hernandez said through a translator. "I hope to continue to stay in the game as long as I can."

The right hander has now gone at least six innings in each of his last seven starts. 

Hernandez returns to the mound for his next start Sunday in Detroit.

George Springer, #4
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
36.2052061510
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 37