Astros’ lineup and preview for Thursday
Astros right-hander Brett Myers (3-12, 4.76 ERA) tries to snap his career-long, six-game losing streak tonight in the finale of a four-game series against the D-backs at Chase Field. Myers leads the team and is 13th in the NL with 153 innings pitched, having thrown at least six innings in 53 of his 57 starts with the Astros since the start of last year.
Arizona counters with left-hander Joe Saunders (8-9, 3.67 ERA).
Here is the Astros’ starting lineup:
CF Jason Bourgeois — Returns to the lineup after being out Wednesday. He’s hitting .103 (4-for-39) since July 30.
2B Jose Altuve — Has hit safely in 16 of his 20 Major League games and has started 15 of the Astros’ last 16 games.
LF J.D. Martinez — Has 11 RBI in his last seven games and has hit safely in seven of his 11 games.
1B Carlos Lee — Hitting .148 in August.
3B Jimmy Paredes — Five of his 10 hits have been for extra bases.
RF Jason Michaels — He’s 2-for-11 with two walks in his career against Arizona starter Joe Saunders.
SS Clint Barmes — Hitting .315 in 36 games since Hune 26 with 5 homers and 14 RBIs.
C Humberto Quintero — Hitting .324 durig his current career-long 10-game hitting streak.
RHP Brett Myers — Has quality starts in seven of his last 10 starts.