Astros Name Starting Designated Hitter, Center Fielder for Game 3

Astros Name Starting Designated Hitter, Center Fielder for Game 3
Houston Astros Name Starting Designated Hitter, Center Fielder for Game 3

Trey Mancini will start as the designated hitter, and Chas McCormick will start in center field for the Houston Astros.

Trey Mancini will start as the designated hitter, and Chas McCormick will start in center field for the Houston Astros.

Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker told the media Friday in Seattle that Chas McCormick and Trey Mancini will start in Game 3 of American League Division Series.

The two were left out of the starting lineup for Game 2 in Houston with Jake Meyers starting in center field and Aledmys Diaz starting as the designated hitter.

Meyers projected to be the best option against Luis Castillo, according to Baker, although striking out in his two plate appearances.

Diaz replaced a struggling Mancini in the lineup after going 0-for4 with one strikeout and three stranded runners in Game 1.

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Mancini’s struggles have carried into the postseason. The righty was acquired from Baltimore Orioles at the deadline. 622 OPS in 51 games played.

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