Astros manager A.J. Hinch has already announced one change to his lineup for Sunday's game three of the 2017 American League DIvision Series with the Boston Red Sox.
Carlos Beltran will start for Houston at designated hitter, reports the Houston Chronicle's, Jake Kaplan.
Carlos Beltran will DH for the Astros tomorrow against Doug Fister.— Jake Kaplan (@jakemkaplan) October 7, 2017
Beltran, 40, is batting .231 with 14 home runs and 51 RBIs in 129 games. Beltran had batted .327 (64x196) with 16 home runs and 41 RBIs in his playoff career.
Beltran's bat has slowed of late, he was batting .196 (10x51) with no home runs during the month of September.
Beltran is 5-for-13 with a double, a home run, and three RBIs in his career against Boston's game three starter Doug Fister.
But it is hard to imagine that Hinch will make any other changes in the lineup outside of Beltran. The team has put up 16 runs in their first two games.Left field is just as short in Boston to make Marwin Gonzalez's job easier.