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Look away, I’m hideous: Astros’ post-trades lineup is ugly

Jul 31, 2011, 2:44 PM EDT

Brad Mills AP

Houston had MLB’s worst record and ranked 12th among NL teams in scoring with Hunter Pence, Michael Bourn, and Jeff Keppinger, so as you can imagine the Astros’ lineup looks downright sad after trading three of the team’s four best hitters.

Here’s the lineup manager Brad Mills is trotting out there against the Brewers this afternoon:

1. Jose Altuve, 2B

2. Clint Barmes, SS

3. Jason Bourgeois, CF

4. Carlos Lee, 1B

5. Jason Michaels, RF

6. J.D. Martinez, LF

7. Chris Johnson, 3B

8. Carlos Corporan, C

9. Brett Myers, P

I honestly think that group would have a tough time leading Triple-A in scoring. Lee has the highest slugging percentage at .438 and the fifth-place hitter, Michaels, has a .561 OPS. At least Altuve is fun to watch.

Here’s some more analysis on the Astros’ lineup from Cosmo Kramer:

  1. spudchukar - Jul 31, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    Correctomundo Aaron. Watching the game hoping the Astros might salvage one vs. the Brew Crew, but after checking out the line-up decided I would have better time mowing the lawn.

    • spudchukar - Jul 31, 2011 at 2:57 PM

      It is raining so no mowing, and Jason Bourgeois just slammed a 3 run jack, so what do I know?

  2. JBerardi - Jul 31, 2011 at 2:53 PM

    Altuve is in the lineup, therefor it is a good lineup.

  3. derekjetersmansion - Jul 31, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    Why is Carlos Lee still in Houston?

    • theolgoaler - Jul 31, 2011 at 4:57 PM

      Would YOU take him off the Astros’ hands???

      • derekjetersmansion - Jul 31, 2011 at 5:20 PM

        I just don’t understand why he wouldn’t want to waive his no-trade clause.

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