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Astros lineup Tuesday vs. Mets

Jordan Schafer, who has reached base in 23 consecutive games to start the season — two shy of the club record — is out of the starting lineup Tuesday, with Carlos Lee returning for the first time since Friday because of a sprained ankle.

Here’s the lineup:

2B Jose Altuve

SS Jed Lowrie

LF J.D. Martinez

1B Carlos Lee

3B Matt Downs

RF Brian Bogusevic

CF Justin Maxwell

C Chris Snyder

P J.A. Happ

Wandy tries to get Astros on track

The Astros, who have lost four out of five games, will send Wandy Rodriguez to the mound tonight against the Nationals. Rodriguez (0-1, 2.38 ERA) lost to the Braves at home five days earlier after pitching 6 1/3 innings on Opening Day without allowing an earned run. The Astros have made four errors in each of his two starts.

Here are the lineups:

ASTROS

CF Justin Maxwell

SS Jed Lowrie

LF J.D. Martinez

1B Carlos Lee

3B Chris Johnson

RF Travis Buck

C Chris Snyder

2B Jose Altuve

LHP Wandy Rodriguez

NATIONALS

SS Ian Desmond

2B Danny Espinosa

3B Ryan Zimmerman

CF Jayson Werth

1B Adam LaRoche

RF Mark DeRosa

LF Xavier Nady

C Jesus Flores

LHP Gio Gonzalez

Here’s a few notes:

  • The Nationals are 21-7 since last Sept. 11, which is the second-best record in baseball in that span behind the Rangers (22-4).
  • The Nationals enter Tuesday having only allowed two home runs, the fewest in the Majors.
  • After hitting four home runs in the first two games of the season, the Astros have suffered a power outage lately, hitting three homers in their last seven games.
  • The Astros’ .339 on-base percentage entering Tuesday is the third-highest in the NL, but their 77 runners left on base is second-most in all of baseball. Which team has stranded the most runners on base this year? The Nationals with 90.
  • Entering Tuesday, J.D. Martinez was tied for third in the NL in average (.371), tied for fourth in total bases (25), sixth in slugging percentage (.714) and sixth in OPS (1.150).
  • Astros center fielder Jordan Schafer has scored eight runs from the lead-off spot this year, which is tied for the third-most in the Majors. Ian Kinsler has scored 11 and Austin Jackson has scored 10.
  • Whether pitching for Boston or Houston, Kyle Weiland has always pitched much better on the road than at home. He’s 0-3 with a 10.26 ERA in his career at home and 0-1 with a 4.15 ERA on the road. I know, it’s a small sample, but interesting nonetheless.

http://brianmctaggart.mlblogs.com/2012/04/17/wandy-tries-to-get-astros-on-track/

Tuesday’s Astros-Reds lineups

Here are the lineups for Tuesday’s game between Astros and Reds:

ASTROS

CF Michael Bourn

SS Angel Sanchez

RF Hunter Pence

LF Carlos Lee

1B Brett Wallace

2B Bill Hall

3B Chris Johnson

C Humberto Quintero

RHP Brett Myers

REDS

CF Drew Stubbs

SS Edgar Renteria

1B Joey Votto

2B Brandon Phillips

RF Jay Bruce

LF Jonny Gomes

3B Miguel Cairo

C Ryan Hanigan

RHP Homer Bailey

Astros-Reds lineups for Monday

Here are the lineups for today’s Astros-Reds game:

ASTROS

CF Michael Bourn

C J.R. Towles

RF Hunter Pence

LF Carlos Lee

2B Bill Hall

1B Brett Wallace

3B Chris Johnson

SS Clint Barmes

RHP Aneury Rodriguez

REDS

CF Drew Stubbs

SS Edgar Renteria

RF Jay Bruce

2B Brandon Phillips

LF Fred Lewis

1B Ramon Hernandez

3B Chris Valaika

C Ryan Hanigan

LHP Travis Wood

Lineups for Tuesday’s Astros-Cubs game

The Astros will try to snap even their series against the Cubs when they play the middle game of the series at 7:05 p.m. today at Minute Maid Park. Brett Myers will start for the Astros in search of his first victory of the season, but he’s put together a pair of quality starts.

Myers has a 10-3 career record and a 2.21 ERA against the Cubs and has posted quality starts in 12 of his 13 career starts against Chicago. He was 3-0 with a 1.21 ERA in four starts against the Cubs last year and is 8-0 with a 2.01 ERA in his Astros career at Minute Maid Park.

Facing a left-hander, Brett Wallace is out of the lineup.

Here are the lineups:

ASTROS

CF Michael Bourn — Has hit safely in six consecutive games, going 8-for-24 with three walks and two stolen bases.

SS Angel Sanchez — Leads the team in batting average (.342), RBIs (6) and multi-hit games (4).

RF Hunter Pence — Snapped a three-game hit streak Monday. He hit .429 (6-for-14) with three RBIs during the streak and has hit safely in seven of his 10 games this season.

1B Carlos Lee — Making first start of the season at first base.

LF Jason Michaels — Making first start of the season.

2B Bill Hall — Hit his sixth career pinch-hit homer in the seveth inning Monday night and is one of six players with a pinch-hit HR this season.

3B Chris Johnson — Has hit safely in four of his last five games.

C Humberto Quintero — Has started six of the Astros 10 games, including both of the club’s wins, and has hit safely in three of his six games.

RHP Brett Myers

CUBS

SS Starlin Catro

2B Darwin Barney

CF Marlon Byrd

3B Aramis Ramirez

1B Carlos Pena

LF Alfonso Soriano

C Geovany Soto

RF Tyler Colvin

LHP James Russell

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