If he doesn't improve overnight, it's likely he'll sit for Sunday's game.
"I never want to rule anything out," Berkman said. "I don't want to take myself out of the lineup before I show up and see how it feels. If it feels like it did today, I'm just not going to be able to do it. It's not a question of want to. It's just physically, if you can't turn your head, you can't do it."
The Astros will also be without Ty Wigginton who has a fractured left thumb. Wigginton made a couple of errant throws in the Astros loss to the Cubs on Saturday, and we'll blame the thumb for that(even though it's on his left hand.. shh).
With Lance and Ty out of the lineup(presuming Lance is out as well), look for Erstad to take over for 1st and Blum to start at 3rd. Erstad and Blum are both doing well so far this season with Erstad batting .400 and Blum batting .429.
Game is being broadcast on my20 in Houston. For those of you who use Comcast(like me) that is channel 4. Hopefully all of the video issues from the last time my20 tried to broadcast a game are behind them.
|1.||Bourn, CF||1.||Soriano, LF|
|2.||Pence, RF||2.||Johnson, CF|
|3.||Erstad, 1B||3.||Lee, 1B|
|4.||Lee, LF||4.||Ramirez, 3B|
|5.||Tejada, SS||5.||Fukudome, RF|
|6.||Blum, 3B||6.||DeRosa, 2B|
|7.||Perez, T, 2B||7.||Theriot, SS|
|8.||Towles, C||8.||Blanco, C|
|9.||Backe, P||9.||Zambrano, P|