Brantley is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rangers. Brantley started the past 16 games and will receive a day off after posting an .805 OPS during that stretch. Chas McCormick will shift to left field while Jose Siri starts in center.
Brantley went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run Tuesday against the Red Sox. Brantley was one of five Astros hitters to go yard in the second inning, and he launched his third home run of the campaign. The performance extended his hitting streak to seven games, during which he's recorded five RBI and six runs scored while hitting .355. For the campaign, Brantley has maintained a .286/.357/.429 line across 141 plate appearances.
Brantley is out of the lineup for Thursday's regularly scheduled game against the Twins, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. The 34-year-old finished out the suspended game from Wednesday, going 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, an RBI and two runs, but he'll take a seat for Thursday's regularly scheduled contest. Chas McCormick will shift to left field in Brantley's place while Jose Siri starts in center.
Brantley went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI on Wednesday against the Mariners. Brantley singled in his pair of runs in the second inning to put the Astros up 3-0. Two frames later, he hit his fourth double of the season, which was also his first extra-base hit since April 24. Brantley is hitting .282/.330/.400 across his 92 plate appearances this season, though he has only two home runs, eight runs scored and nine RBI.
Brantley went 0-for-4 with a strikeout Sunday against the Blue Jays. Brantley missed the first two games of Houston's series against Toronto after being placed in the health and safety protocols. He came to bat in the sixth inning with a runner on third base and one out, though he failed to drive in the run by grounding out to shortstop. Brantley has gotten off to a slow start relative to his standards through 80 plate appearances this season, but his .379 xwOBA suggests his skills remain intact.
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