Astros’ lineup Saturday vs. Brewers
The Astros will try to snap a two-game losing streak when they face the Brewers at 6:10 p.m. today at Miller Park, where things have warmed up considerably from Friday’s chilly conditions and the roof is open.
The Astros will send Brett Myers (1-0, 2.39 ERA) to the mound against Brewers right-hander Shaun Marcum (2-1, 1.90). The Astros are 2-2 in games started by Myers, with both losses coming on blown saves by the bullpen. He’s won seven of his last eight decisions and has pitched at least six innings in 36 of his 37 starts in an Astros uniform.
The only Astros players to have ever faced Marcum are Bill Hall (5-for-7, three homers, five RBIs) and Joe Inglett (0-for-2, walk, strikeout).
Here are the lineups:
CF Michael Bourn — His three hits on Friday gave him a seven-game hitting streak, during which he’s hitting .444 (12-for-27)
SS Angel Sanchez — Has started the club’s first 20 games at shortstop, hitting safely in 13 of those.
RF Hunter Pence — Had two outfield assists on Friday and leads the Major Leagues with 44 outfield assists since 2008.
LF Carlos Lee — Hitting .188 (3-for-16) on current road trip.
1B Brett Wallace — Has three multi-hit games in his last six games.
2B Bill Hall — Hitting .203 (13-or-64) during road trip.
3B Chris Johnson — Hitting .261 (6-for-23) with thre RBIs in last six games.
C Humberto Quintero — Tied his career high in hits fir ht sixth time Friday by going 3-for-3 to snap an 0-for-10 skid.
RHP Brett Myers — Is 5-3 with a 3.13 ERA in 12 career games against the Brewers, including eight starts. He was 1-2 with a 5.04 ERA against Milwaukee last year.
2B Craig Counsell
CF Carlos Gomez
LF Ryan Braun
1B Prince Fielder
3B Casey McGehee
RF Mark Kotsay
SS Yuniesky Betancourt
C Jonathan Lucroy
RHP Shaun Marcum