Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch has backed himself into a corner. He has rode out the slumps of Josh Reddick, Marwin Gonzalez, George Springer, and Brian McCann. The entire lineup could have been mentioned. But the point is Hinch can’t change the lineup now.
It’s like a slot machine, Hinch will have to keep pulling the handle and hope his persistence pays off. The other option is insert Derek Fisher or Cameron Maybin in the most important game of the season with constant at-bats since the end of the major league season.
With that being said the Astros lineup for game six is out and the only change is the addition of Evan Gattis at designated hitter. Josh Reddick is still batting at No.2 and everyone is in the same spot. Hinch will live and dice by Reddick at the top of the lineup.
The New York Yankees haven’t made changes to their lineup either. Chase Headley remains in the lineup after five hits over the last three games.
|NEW YORK YANKEES||HOUSTON ASTROS|
|Brett Gardner - LF||George Springer - CF|
|Aaron Judge - RF||Josh Reddick - RF|
|Didi Gregorius - SS||Jose Altuve - 2B|
|Gary Sanchez - C||Carlos Correa - SS|
|Greg Bird - 1B||Yulieski Gurriel - 1B|
|Starlin Castro - 2B||Alex Bregman - 3B|
|Aaron Hicks - CF||Marwin Gonzalez - LF|
|Todd Frazier - 3B||Evan Gattis - DH|
|Chase Headley - DH||Brian McCann - C|
|Luis Severino - RHP||Justin Verlander - RHP|