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Astros’ Peacock to start on 3 days rest; Martes to make 1st major league start

Astros manager A.J. Hinch shuffles the starting rotation with McCullers going on the DL.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Astros starting rotation is in shambles after sending their fifth starting pitcher to the disabled list this season. Lance McCullers was put on the 10-day DL retroactive to June 6, Joe Musgrove comes off the DL to make the start Monday.

But the Astros still needed to answer the question of who will start on Wednesday for the Astros. Manager A.J. Hinch said before Monday’s game that Brad Peacock will start on Tuesday on three days rest and Francis Martes will make his first major league start on Wednesday, reports Christian Boutwell of MLB.com.

Peacock, 29, is 3-1 with a 3.15 ERA in 16 games (four starts) for the Astros. Peacock is coming off his roughest start this season — allowing four runs on seven hits over three innings against the Angels. Peacock threw 76 pitches in that start, he has averaged 77.5 pitches through his four starts this season.

Peacock is 0-1 with a 3.60 ERA in one career start on three days rest. He allowed two earned runs over five innings in 2014.

Martes allowed four earned runs on four hits over 3 2/3 innings in his major league debut on June 9 against the Angels.