Reddick went 3-for-4 with a solo homer, two runs scored and a walk in Sunday's 11-10 loss to Texas. Reddick has enjoyed a strong start to his 2019 campaign, slashing .339/.381/.458 in 63 plate appearances. However, he has just three extra-base hits and three RBI so far.
Reddick is not starting Friday against lefty Drew Smyly and the Rangers, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. Reddick has started against just two of the seven lefties the Astros have faced this season. As usual, George Springer will slide over to right field, with Jake Marisnick starting in center.
Reddick went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer in a 9-1 victory against the Athletics on Tuesday. This was rare power from Reddick, who only had one extra-base hit coming into Tuesday, but he is batting .319 (15-for-47) in 13 games. Last season, Reddick was a .242 hitter with 17 bombs. Two years ago, he hit .314 with only 13 homers.
Reddick is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. Reddick will retreat to the bench with southpaw Marco Gonzales on the hill for Seattle, affording Tony Kemp a turn in the outfield. The 32-year-old owns a .233/.292/.383 slash line across 1,054 career plate appearances against left-handed pitching.
Reddick is on the bench Wednesday against southpaw James Paxton and the Yankees, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. Reddick isn't quite in a strict platoon, but he's sat against three of the four lefties the Astros have faced so far this season. George Springer slides over to right field, with Jake Marisnick entering the lineup in center.
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