Orioles and Astros lineups

In an attempt to infuse some energy into a lethargic lineup, Orioles manager Buck Showalter is putting rookie Chance Sisco behind the plate tonight and Rule 5 pick Anthony Santander in right field in the continuation of a three-game series against the Astros.

The offense is in a collective funk to start the season, posting a .134/.231/.260 slash line that easily ranks last in the majors. The Orioles have scored only six runs and none of them have come against starters Jake Odorizzi, Kyle Gibson, Jose Berrios and Charlie Morton.

Trey-Mancini-watches-white-sidebar.jpgChris Davis is 1-for-15, but he’s struck out only once. Tim Beckham is 1-for-15 with a home run, Jonathan Schoop is 2-for-17, Adam Jones is 3-for-16 with his walk-off home run and six strikeouts, Manny Machado is 3-for-13, Trey Mancini is 2-for-13 with a home run and Colby Rasmus is 1-for-9 with five strikeouts.

The Orioles haven’t scored off a starter in the last 46 innings dating back to last season and they’re facing Justin Verlander tonight.

Davis remains in the leadoff spot. Rasmus is the designated hitter.

For the Orioles
Chris Davis 1B
Manny Machado SS
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Adam Jones CF
Trey Mancini LF
Colby Rasmus DH
Tim Beckham 3B
Chance Sisco C
Anthony Santander RF

Mike Wright Jr. RHP

For the Astros
George Springer CF
Alex Bregman 3B
Jose Altuve 2B
Carlos Correa SS
Josh Reddick RF
Marwin Gonzalez 1B
Evan Gattis DH
Brian McCann C
Derek Fisher LF

Justin Verlander RHP

blog comments powered by Disqus