Astros get right back to work against Rangers

Astros manager Bo Porter said the great thing about baseball is you can have a short-term memory. Only hours after Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish retired the first 26 batters he faced and had a perfect game broken up with two outs in the ninth on a single by Marwin Gonzalez on Tuesday night, the Astros will meet the Rangers at 1:05 p.m. today in the series finale.

“The beautiful thing that I love about baseball is every 24 hours you get an opportunity to either keep your momentum going or change what happened the day before,” he said. “That’s the great thing about our game, and that’s why you have to stay even-keeled more so than any other sports because it’s every day. You don’t to get too high, you don’t want to get too low. You want to report to the park each and every day with a great attitude that gives you an opportunity to perform at a high level.”

  • In other Astros news, RHP Alex White has come to terms with the fact he could be headed to Tommy John surgery. White, who’s on the 60-day disabled list with a sprained elbow, is awaiting a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews. “We have a pretty good idea what’s going to happen and we’re just waiting for Andrews to take a look and make a decision for us,” he said. “I’ve gotten used to the idea, and it’s going to be a long process getting back to the field. It will be day to day and even if it’s just a sprain, it’s still going to take me a while to get back.”

Here’s the lineups for Wednesday’s series finale:


2B Jose Altuve

1B Brett Wallace

DH Carlos Pena

LF Chris Carter

C Jason Castro

CF Justin Maxwell

RF Rick Ankiel

3B Matt Dominguez

SS Ronny Cedeno

RHP Philip Humber


2B Ian Kinsler

SS Elvis Andrus

DH Lance Berkman

3B Adrian Beltre

LF David Murphy

RF Nelson Cruz

C A.J. Pierzynski

1B Mitch Moreland

CF Leonys Martin

RHP Alexi Ogando


I like this line-up. Hoping for the series win this afternoon!


WHERE is Brandon Barnes??????? Mazwell had two triples on Snday, but he strikes out 85% of the time. Barnes is a better hitter, and better in CF. I don’t get “it”.


Brian, this line up looks good, now to see what Philip can do !!!                        Ralph


I rest my case……..Maxwell, and EVERYONE not named Altuve………………..
S T R U CK O U T S W I N G I N G!!!!!!!!!

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