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Astros lineup Saturday vs. Angels

Astros lineup:

2B Jose Altuve

CF Justin Maxwell

C Jason Castro

LF Chris Carter

DH Carlos Pena

RF J.D. Martinez

1B Brett Wallace

3B Matt Dominguez

SS Marwin Gonzalez

RHP Lucas Harrell

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:

ASTROS

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

RANGERS

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

Astros lineup vs. Yankees

Astros lineup for Thursday’s game against the Yankees:

2B Jose Altuve

CF Justin Maxwell

1B Carlos Pena

LF Chris Carter

C Jason Castro

RF J.D. Martinez

DH Rick Ankiel

3B Marwin Gonzalez

SS Jonathan Villar

RHP Lucas Harrell

Here’s manager Bo Porter talking about Wednesday’s game:

Injury update and lineup

Here’s what’s going on in Kissimmee on this Tuesday morning:

  • Max Stassi

    Max Stassi

    Catcher Max Stassi is scheduled to fly to Philadelphia today to be examined by Dr. William Meyers on Wednesday and undergo an MRI. Stassi has been bothered by an oblique injury for quite a while, and the Astros fear he has a sports hernia. “I’ll hopefully get some good news,” he said. “Worst-case, a sports hernia puts me out four to six weeks. That will set me back a little bit, but I can move forward from there. I’m in good spirits. I just want to clear up what’s been nagging me.”

  • Right-hander Hector Ambriz, who sprained his left ankle two weeks ago, was set to play catch today and throw live batting practice in the next few days. That will be his final hurdle before getting into a game. “I can’t wait, especially now that the games have started and watching everybody out there compete,” he said. “It’s baseball season and I want to get out there and pitch.”
  • With the Astros having split squads today, a few Minor League players have been summoned from the minicamp to be in uniform in case they’re needed. Among the Minor League players in uniform for the Astros for today’s game against the Tigers are pitcher Mike Foltynewicz, infielder Nolan Fontana and outfielder Michael Burgess, who was take in the Triple-A phase of the Rule 5 Draft.

Jordan Lyles pitches for the Astros in Port Charlotte against the Rays today, and if you missed it, here’s in interview I did with him:

Astros lineup Tuesday at home against Tigers (split-squad is also playing Tampa in Port Charlotte):

SS Tyler Greene

2B Jose Altuve

1B Carlos Pena

DH J.D. Martinez

3B Brett Wallace

RF Rick Ankiel

C Jason Castro

LF Fernando Martinez

CF Trevor Crowe

LHP Erik Bedard

Astros lineup for Opening Day

You can’t tell it by this photo, but at about 9 a.m. ET time it was snowing at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, about four hours before the Astros begin the regular season against the Phillies:

Tarp on the field in Philly for the snow

Here is the Astros’ starting lineup:

CF Michael Bourn — Fourth consecutive Opening Day start for the Astros.

SS Angel Sanchez – First career appearance on an Opening Day roster.

RF Hunter Pence — In 23 career games vs. the Phils, Hunter Pence has tallied 10 HR and 21 RBI while hitting .330 (30×91) with a .681 slg. pct. (ranks 4th among opp. since 2007)

LF Carlos Lee — Lee has 9 HR and 31 RBI vs. PHI since ‘07 with a .615 slg pct.

2B Bill Hall -- Hall is fourth different Opening Day starter for the Astros at second base in five years — Craig Biggio (2007), Mark Loretta (2008), Kaz Matsui (2009-10)

3B Chris Johnson — Making his first Opening Day start.

1B Brett Wallace — Wallace hit .377 and was among the Grapefruit League leaders with 18 RBI.

C Humberto Quintero — Led team with a .471 batting average in the spring.

P Brett Myers — This is Myers’ fourth career Opening Day start, all of which have come at Citizens Bank Park. He started for the Phillies from 2007-09.

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