May 2011

Astros-Reds postponed on Monday

Monday’s game between the Astros and Reds at Great American Ball Park was postponed because of a large rain storm that was due to move through the area. The game will be made up at 11:35 a.m. CT Thursday, which was originally an off day for both clubs.

The Astros will keep their pitching rotation in line, with left-hander J.A. Happ starting Tuesday’s 6:10 p.m. CT game, rookie Aneury Rodriguez making his first Major League start in Wednesday’s 11:35 a.m. game and Brett Myers working in the series finale Thursday.

The Reds will push back right-hander Mike Leake (3-0, 4.40 ERA) to start Tuesday against Happ, but will shuffle the remainder of their rotation. Left-hander Travis Wood (1-3, 6.82 ERA) will start Wednesday against Rodriguez

Astros face Reds, try for third win a row

The Astros will try to do something tonight they haven’t all season: win three games in a row. That’s if the weather holds up.

Left-hander J.A. Happ (1-4, 6.35 ERA) will start tonight for the Astros against Reds pitcher Mike Leake (3-0, 4.40 ERA).

Carlos Lee, who spent last night in Houston hospital after colliding with teammate Angel Sanchez on Sunday, is out of the lineup, as expected. And Brett Wallace is in the clean-up spot.

Here are the lineups:


CF Michael Bourn

LF Jason Bourgeois

RF Hunter Pence

1B Brett Wallace

3B Chris Johnson

2B Bill Hall

SS Clint Barmes

C Humberto Quintero

LHP J.A. Happ


CF Drew Stubbs

SS Edgar Renteria

1B Joey Votto

2B Brandon Phillips

LF Jonny Gomes

RF Chris Heisey

C Ramon Hernandez

3B Paul Janish

RHP Mike Leake

Astros-Brewers lineups for Sunday

Here are the lineups for Sunday’s series finale between the Astros and Brewers:


CF Jason Bourgeois

SS Angel Sanchez

RF Hunter Pence

LF Carlos Lee

1B Brett Wallace

2B Bill Hall

3B Matt Down

C Humberto Quintero

RHP Bud Norris


2B Rickie Weeks

CF Carlos Gomez

LF Ryan Braun

1B Prince Fielder

3B Casey McGehee

RF Mark Kotsay

SS Yuniesky Betancourt

C Jonthan Lucroy

LHP Chris Narveson