• First pitch: Altuve DH as slumping Astros try to wake up bats vs. A’s

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Apr 7, 2013
    With the slumping Astros entering Saturday hitting just .194 and having struck out an MLB-record 56 times in their initial four contests, Porter kept Altuve at the top of the Astros’ lineup but turned him into a temporary DH. … just made more sense to give Altuve a chance to DH,” said Porter, who’s used a different lineup during all five of his initial games as manager. Astros’ lineup: Jose Altuve DH, Ronny Cedeno SS, Chris Carter LF, Carlos Pena 1B, Justin Maxwell CF, Jason Castro C, J.D. Jose Altuve wil...
    Source: chron.com
    • Astros report: Altuve gets his shot as DH

      Manager Bo Porter said during the initial stage of spring training he was considering using second baseman Jose Altuve as a designated hitter this season. The Astros’ first-year skipper did just that Saturday. With the slumping Astros entering Saturday
      Source: chron.com

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