Houston Astros Starting Lineup 7/29/21 Astros Lineup

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In 2020, the Houston Astros continued a string of success that began in 2017 with their thrilling seven-game World Series victory over the Dodgers. Houston made another World Series appearance two years ago, losing a deciding seventh game to the Washington Nationals. Most of the Astros' core is still intact, but there are immediate questions. One will be how much better West Division rival Oakland is. The other will be how Houston fills empty holes. Centerfielder and team MVP George Springer took his cleats north of the U.S./Canada border, signing with Toronto. Houston will need to compensate for Springer's excellent defense and clutch hitting. It will not be easy. There are indications that Houston will already start one rookie Chas McCormick in right field.

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Astros Starting Lineup

1. J. Altuve , (R), 2B
2. A. Diaz , (R), 3B
3. Y. Alvarez , (L), DH
4. Y. Gurriel , (R), 1B
5. C. Correa , (R), SS
6. K. Tucker , (L), RF
7. C. McCormick , (R), LF
8. M. Straw , (R), CF
9. J. Castro , (L), C
Pos Pitcher
P Jake Odorizzi J. Odorizzi (R)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
P Jake Odorizzi J. Odorizzi (R)
61
13 3-5 20 242 46 27 26 7 19 54 .227% .080% 1.08 .245
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2B Jose Altuve J. Altuve (R)
66
1 90 420 101 64 14 0 23 59 75 4 2 .277 .357 .504 .861
3B Aledmys Diaz A. Diaz (R)
73
2 36 134 35 22 10 0 3 20 15 0 1 .285 .343 .439 .782
DH Yordan Alvarez Y. Alvarez (L)
94
3 87 364 93 56 17 1 19 67 60 1 0 .285 .352 .518 .870
1B Yuli Gurriel Y. Gurriel (R)
67
4 96 401 109 75 23 0 11 61 51 1 1 .316 .384 .478 .862
SS Carlos Correa C. Correa (R)
73
5 94 405 95 56 23 0 16 56 67 0 0 .272 .365 .476 .841
RF Kyle Tucker K. Tucker (L)
84
6 91 372 92 49 23 1 19 61 53 9 1 .272 .326 .515 .841
LF Chas McCormick C. McCormick (R)
68
7 63 175 37 20 7 0 10 35 32 2 1 .243 .309 .487 .795
CF Myles Straw M. Straw (R)
61
8 98 367 83 67 13 1 2 34 42 15 5 .258 .336 .323 .659
C Jason Castro J. Castro (L)
63
9 39 114 19 12 5 0 2 9 13 0 0 .207 .348 .326 .674

Most Common Astros Lineups

5 Games Game
1. Jose Altuve
2. Carlos Correa
3. Alex Bregman
4. Yordan Alvarez
5. Yuli Gurriel
6. Kyle Tucker
7. Aledmys Diaz
8. Myles Straw
9. Martin Maldonado
4 Games Game
1. Jose Altuve
2. Michael Brantley
3. Yuli Gurriel
4. Yordan Alvarez
5. Carlos Correa
6. Kyle Tucker
7. Aledmys Diaz
8. Myles Straw
9. Martin Maldonado
3 Games Game
1. Jose Altuve
2. Michael Brantley
3. Alex Bregman
4. Yordan Alvarez
5. Yuli Gurriel
6. Carlos Correa
7. Kyle Tucker
8. Chas McCormick
9. Martin Maldonado
3 Games Game
1. Jose Altuve
2. Michael Brantley
3. Alex Bregman
4. Yordan Alvarez
5. Yuli Gurriel
6. Carlos Correa
7. Kyle Tucker
8. Myles Straw
9. Jason Castro
2 Games Game
1. Jose Altuve
2. Michael Brantley
3. Yuli Gurriel
4. Yordan Alvarez
5. Carlos Correa
6. Kyle Tucker
7. Myles Straw
8. Jason Castro
9. Robel Garcia
2 Games Game
1. Jose Altuve
2. Myles Straw
3. Michael Brantley
4. Yuli Gurriel
5. Yordan Alvarez
6. Kyle Tucker
7. Abraham Toro
8. Jason Castro
9. Robel Garcia

2021 Recent Astros Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
7/28 @ SEA W 8-6 Chris Flexen C. Flexen (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Jose Altuve J. Altuve Michael Brantley M. Brantley Yuli Gurriel Y. Gurriel Yordan Alvarez Y. Alvarez Carlos Correa C. Correa Kyle Tucker K. Tucker Aledmys Diaz A. Diaz Myles Straw M. Straw Martin Maldonado M. Maldonado
7/27 @ SEA L 8-11 Marco Gonzales M. Gonzales (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Jose Altuve J. Altuve Michael Brantley M. Brantley Yuli Gurriel Y. Gurriel Yordan Alvarez Y. Alvarez Carlos Correa C. Correa Kyle Tucker K. Tucker Abraham Toro A. Toro Myles Straw M. Straw Martin Maldonado M. Maldonado
7/25 vs TEX W 3-1 Zack Greinke Z. Greinke (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Jose Altuve J. Altuve Michael Brantley M. Brantley Yordan Alvarez Y. Alvarez Carlos Correa C. Correa Kyle Tucker K. Tucker Chas McCormick C. McCormick Abraham Toro A. Toro Martin Maldonado M. Maldonado Robel Garcia R. Garcia
7/24 vs TEX W 4-1 Framber Valdez F. Valdez (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Jose Altuve J. Altuve Michael Brantley M. Brantley Yuli Gurriel Y. Gurriel Yordan Alvarez Y. Alvarez Carlos Correa C. Correa Kyle Tucker K. Tucker Abraham Toro A. Toro Myles Straw M. Straw Martin Maldonado M. Maldonado
7/24 vs TEX W 7-3 Jake Odorizzi J. Odorizzi (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Jose Altuve J. Altuve Michael Brantley M. Brantley Yuli Gurriel Y. Gurriel Yordan Alvarez Y. Alvarez Carlos Correa C. Correa Kyle Tucker K. Tucker Myles Straw M. Straw Jason Castro J. Castro Robel Garcia R. Garcia

However, pitching for the Astros may be an even more pressing problem. Rookies hurled a third of the innings during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. Staff ace Justin Verlander, with a lot of years already on his arm, is coming off Tommy John surgery. Verlander isn't on the preseason depth chart as part of the five-man rotation. Zack Greinke will assume his number-one role, followed by Framber Valdez. How well the Astros lineup can improve a batting average that fell below the league average will be an important development to watch. However, Houston's pitching will need to be strong to avoid an imbalance that could challenge the Astros' 11th best run-differential from last season. If there is any regression, Houston could experience a downturn in success.