Marisnick is out of the lineup Saturday against the Red Sox because his left leg is "pretty beat up" according to manager A.J. Hinch, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. Marisnick ran into the wall on multiple occasions recently, though it doesn't appear that he's suffered anything worse than scrapes and bruises. Tony Kemp will start in center field to give Marisnick a break.
Marisnick is not in the lineup Saturday against the Red Sox, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. The Astros' outfield should be less crowded with George Springer out with a hamstring injury, but Marisnick still won't get to start every game. Tony Kemp gets the call in center field on this occasion.
Marisnick went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Friday's 4-3 win over the Red Sox. He took Chris Sale deep to lead off the third inning, Marisnick's sixth homer of the year, and also brought home a run in the fourth on a fielder's choice. He's started nine straight games, hitting .258 (8-for-31) over that stretch with two homers and five RBI, but the hamstring injury George Springer suffered Friday could ensure Marisnick remains in the lineup for a while even if he isn't producing big numbers at the plate.
Marisnick will start in center field and bat ninth Sunday against the Red Sox, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. The Astros' willingness to rotate players at designated hitter has cleared the way for Marisnick to see regular duty in the outfield of late. He'll stick in the lineup for the fifth time in six games after going 6-for-15 with three extra-base hits and a stolen base over his prior four starts.
Marisnick (elbow) went 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBI in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Tigers. Marisnick did significant damage from the bottom of the batting order, supplying an RBI single in the second inning before capping the scoring with his triple to score Robinson Chirinos in the eighth inning. He's hitting .313 over 67 at bats this season, with four homers and 15 runs scored. Marisnick is still effectively the fourth outfielder for the Astros, but it's hard to ignore the way he's been hitting in May (9-for-22, two homers and two steals in 12 games).
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