Brantley is not in Saturday's lineup against the Rangers, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. Brantley will get a day to rest after being in the lineup for six consecutive days. Aledmys Diaz will bat second and take over in left field as the Astros take on Dane Dunning.
Brantley isn't starting Saturday's game against the Blue Jays, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports. Brantley went 2-for-12 with two runs and a walk in the last three games. Aledmys Diaz will take over in left field and bat second.
Brantley went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 7-3 loss to the Yankees. His shot off Domingo German helped the Astros tie the game at 3-3 in the fourth inning, but the team's offense went cold the rest of the way. Brantley hadn't gone yard since April 12, but he was hardly unproductive during his 17-game homerless drought. On the season, he's hitting .327 with three home runs, seven RBI and 18 runs in 25 contests.
Brantley went 4-for-5 with three runs scored and an RBI in Friday's 9-2 win over the Rays. All four hits were singles, as Brantley paced a 15-hit attack by the Astros. The veteran outfielder wraps up a strong April hitting .345 with two homers, five RBI and 17 runs through 22 games.
Brantley isn't starting Thursday's game against the Mariners, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. Brantley's six-game hitting streak came to an end Wednesday when he went 0-for-5 with a strikeout in a win over Seattle. Aledmys Diaz will take over in left field and bat fifth.
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