The Houston Astros will look to get back to .500 as they take on the Tampa Bay Rays in a matinee series finale tilt.
Wade Miley will be making his debut as an Astro after signing with them in the offseason. Miley posted a strong 2018 season, winning five games with a 2.57 ERA in 80.2 innings.
After two tough losses in a row to the Rays, the Astros will be looking for a strong performance from Miley to get them back in the win column.
The bottom of the lineup gets quite the shake-up as Michael Brantley, Robinson Chirinos, Tyler White and Tony Kemp are all out after struggling to generate offense in the 3-1 loss to the Rays.
Carlos Correa will make his regular season debut, taking Brantley's spot as the cleanup hitter. Correa had been held out of the lineup due to a neck injury he recently suffered but appears to be back in good health and ready to make an impact for his Astros.
It’s a scheduled off day for Michael Brantley, A.J. Hinch said yesterday.— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) March 31, 2019
Brantley deserves all the rest he can get after posting strong performances thus far in his first season as an Astro