Astros try to snap 6-game streak against Mariners

The Astros will send former Mariners pitcher Erik Bedard to the mound tonight at 9:10 p.m. CT to try to break their six-game losing streak. Seattle starts right-hander Brandon Maurer. Here’s manager Bo Porter’s lineup, which includes the return of J.D. Martinez. He started in left field Monday but was pulled in the seventh inning by Porter for what Martinez called a “mental error.”

Seattle Mariners (4-4)

 

Houston Astros (1-6)

No.

Player Pos.  

No.

Player Pos.

21

Franklin Gutierrez CF  

27

Jose Altuve 2B

55

Michael Saunders (L) RF  

44

Justin Maxwell CF

8

Kendrys Morales (S) DH  

15

Jason Castro (L) C

38

Michael Morse LF  

23

Chris Carter LF

17

Justin Smoak (S) 1B  

12

Carlos Peña (L) DH

63

Jesus Montero C  

14

J.D. Martinez RF

13

Dustin Ackley (L) 2B  

29

Brett Wallace (L) 1B

3

Robert Andino 3B  

30

Matt Dominguez 3B

26

Brendan Ryan SS  

9

Marwin Gonzalez (S) SS

Starting Pitcher

Starting Pitcher

37

Brandon Maurer RHP  

45

Erik Bedard LHP

 

News and notes:

  • Astros starters have performed well this season and have limited the competition to three earned runs or fewer in six of the club’s seven games. RHP Philip Humber leads the staff in inning pitched (11 2/3) and ERA (3.09), RHP Bud Norris leads the club in strikeouts (nine), while RHP Brad Peacock has allowed just a .188 opponent’s batting average this season.
  • Astros starting pitchers have received a win or a loss in all seven games this season. The last time Astros starters received a decision in at least the club’s first seven games of a season was in 1989, when Mike Scott, Bob Knepper, Jim Deshaies, Rick Rhoden and Jim Clancy each received a decision in the first eight games of that season.

6 Comments

Brandon Barnes should be playing because he is better than JD Martinez, he proved it yesterday

Happy to see Castro finally in the 3 hole.

Franklin- I AGREE 100%!!!!!!!!

This lineup had a great night, minus Brett, finally!!! Glad to see the bats at work!

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Brian, looks like a good lineup, now to see what Erik Bedard can do !!!       Ralph       

Every time I hear about Cruz coming in to pitch, I began to worry and the results speak for themselves.

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