Astros lineup for Opening Day

You can’t tell it by this photo, but at about 9 a.m. ET time it was snowing at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, about four hours before the Astros begin the regular season against the Phillies:

Tarp on the field in Philly for the snow

Here is the Astros’ starting lineup:

CF Michael Bourn — Fourth consecutive Opening Day start for the Astros.

SS Angel Sanchez – First career appearance on an Opening Day roster.

RF Hunter Pence — In 23 career games vs. the Phils, Hunter Pence has tallied 10 HR and 21 RBI while hitting .330 (30×91) with a .681 slg. pct. (ranks 4th among opp. since 2007)

LF Carlos Lee — Lee has 9 HR and 31 RBI vs. PHI since ‘07 with a .615 slg pct.

2B Bill Hall -- Hall is fourth different Opening Day starter for the Astros at second base in five years — Craig Biggio (2007), Mark Loretta (2008), Kaz Matsui (2009-10)

3B Chris Johnson — Making his first Opening Day start.

1B Brett Wallace — Wallace hit .377 and was among the Grapefruit League leaders with 18 RBI.

C Humberto Quintero — Led team with a .471 batting average in the spring.

P Brett Myers — This is Myers’ fourth career Opening Day start, all of which have come at Citizens Bank Park. He started for the Phillies from 2007-09.

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