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:
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.