Houston Astros Starting Lineup 5/6/21 Astros Lineup

15-15, 3rd in AL West

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@ NYY

5:05 pm GMT , 5/6

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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. M. Brantley , (L), LF
3. A. Bregman , (R), 3B
4. Y. Alvarez , (L), DH
5. C. Correa , (R), SS
6. Y. Gurriel , (R), 1B
7. A. Diaz , (R), RF
8. M. Straw , (R), CF
9. J. Castro , (L), C
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
P Lance McCullers Jr. L. McCullers Jr. (R)
65
5 2-1 8.2 110 14 10 10 1 14 30 .580% .127% 1.05 .213
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)
91
1 20 90 20 15 4 0 1 9 13 1 1 .247 .289 .333 .622
LF Michael Brantley M. Brantley (L)
96
2 26 107 33 19 10 1 3 7 19 0 0 .324 .355 .529 .885
3B Alex Bregman A. Bregman (R)
89
3 24 100 27 20 2 0 5 16 16 0 0 .293 .350 .478 .828
DH Yordan Alvarez Y. Alvarez (L)
91
4 18 76 21 11 7 1 2 14 10 0 0 .309 .355 .529 .885
SS Carlos Correa C. Correa (R)
78
5 29 124 30 19 7 0 4 14 16 0 0 .263 .315 .430 .744
1B Yuli Gurriel Y. Gurriel (R)
96
6 29 122 35 22 9 0 4 20 12 0 0 .330 .418 .528 .946
RF Aledmys Diaz A. Diaz (R)
73
7 18 67 17 10 6 0 1 12 7 0 0 .279 .343 .426 .770
CF Myles Straw M. Straw (R)
61
8 29 111 22 18 3 1 0 11 10 5 2 .227 .306 .278 .585
C Jason Castro J. Castro (L)
91
9 14 41 8 3 3 0 2 7 6 0 0 .235 .366 .500 .866

Most Common Astros Lineups

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

2021 Recent Astros Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
5/5 @ NYY L 3-6 Jordan Montgomery J. Montgomery (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Jose Altuve J. Altuve Michael Brantley M. Brantley Alex Bregman A. Bregman Yordan Alvarez Y. Alvarez Carlos Correa C. Correa Yuli Gurriel Y. Gurriel Aledmys Diaz A. Diaz Myles Straw M. Straw Jason Castro J. Castro
5/4 @ NYY L 3-7 Domingo German D. German (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Jose Altuve J. Altuve Michael Brantley M. Brantley Alex Bregman A. Bregman Yordan Alvarez Y. Alvarez Yuli Gurriel Y. Gurriel Carlos Correa C. Correa Kyle Tucker K. Tucker Myles Straw M. Straw Martin Maldonado M. Maldonado
5/2 @ TB L 4-5 Rich Hill R. Hill (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Jose Altuve J. Altuve Michael Brantley M. Brantley Alex Bregman A. Bregman Yordan Alvarez Y. Alvarez Yuli Gurriel Y. Gurriel Carlos Correa C. Correa Kyle Tucker K. Tucker Myles Straw M. Straw Martin Maldonado M. Maldonado
5/1 @ TB W 3-1 Josh Fleming J. Fleming (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Jose Altuve J. Altuve Michael Brantley M. Brantley Alex Bregman A. Bregman Yordan Alvarez Y. Alvarez Carlos Correa C. Correa Yuli Gurriel Y. Gurriel Kyle Tucker K. Tucker Myles Straw M. Straw Martin Maldonado M. Maldonado
4/30 @ TB W 9-2 Ryan Yarbrough R. Yarbrough (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Jose Altuve J. Altuve Michael Brantley M. Brantley Alex Bregman A. Bregman Yordan Alvarez Y. Alvarez Carlos Correa C. Correa Aledmys Diaz A. Diaz Kyle Tucker K. Tucker Myles Straw M. Straw Martin Maldonado M. Maldonado

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.