Reddick is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Angels, Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports. Reddick started the month on a tear -- hitting .591 over his first seven September games -- but he's collected just one hit in his last three starts (10 at-bats), so he'll get the day off as Jake Marisnick draws a start in the outfield.
Reddick is not in the lineup for Game 1 against the A's on Saturday, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports. Reddick will occupy a seat on the bench for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader, while Derek Fisher draws a start in the outfield. Since the beginning of the month, Reddick is slashing .591/.630/.909 with 12 RBI in seven games.
Reddick reached base five times Friday, going 3-for-3 with two walks, a home run, four RBI and two runs scored in a 9-8 loss to the Athletics. Reddick has been streaking of late, going 13-for-22 (.591) with 12 RBI over the last seven games. A platoon player in recent seasons, Reddick has hit lefties well this season, posting a .318 average over 85 at-bats against southpaws. That means manager A.J. Hinch has the option to keep a hot bat in the lineup regardless of opposing pitcher.
Reddick is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mariners. Reddick has been swinging a hot bat during the first days of September (8-for-16 with eight RBI), but he'll get the night off against Ariel Miranda and the Mariners. George Springer draws the start in right field while Cameron Maybin fills in in center field.
Reddick went 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run scored in Sunday's 8-6 win over the Mets. Reddick was a contributor in both ends of Saturday's doubleheader and Sunday's series finale, going a combined 7-for-12 with six RBI and two runs scored. The Astros are down two outfielders -- Carlos Beltran (back/neck) and Jake Marisnick (groin) are dealing with injuries -- which should grant regular at-bats for Reddick in the coming days. Now is good time to deploy the 30-year-old outfielder, who's hitting .465 (20-for-43) with 13 RBI over the last 11 games.
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