Astros’ Marwin Gonzalez gets start during initial base, could see some-more time there …
July 26, 2015 - Finding Carter
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As Chris Carter and Jon Singleton continue to onslaught during a image for a Astros, Marwin Gonzalez got his eighth start of a deteriorate during initial bottom Sunday opposite a Royals.
Gonzalez has been among a Astros’ many prolific players during a late, attack .359 in a final 30 games, with dual of a term’s 5 hits in a 2-1 10-inning detriment Saturday night.
Manager A.J. Hinch pronounced Gonzalez offering a best multiple of offense and invulnerability opposite Royals starter Yordano Ventura, and he could see augmenting time during initial until Carter or Singleton turn into form.
“First bottom has been a small bit of tough place for us,” he said. “We’ve had streaks where Carter has been good. Singleton has had improved at-bats of late. Marwin is a best defender over there with (Dallas) Keuchel pitching. Marwin’s at-bats have been really good in new days, so we went with a best combination.”
Carter was hitless in 4 at-bats Saturday though gathering a turn to a warning lane and a line gathering in a 10th that second baseman Omar Infante flagged down and afterwards doubled Preston Tucker off initial base.
“It’s a place where we need to get a small some-more production, a small some-more consistency,” Hinch said. “Until that happens, we competence see somebody opposite each day until one of them catches glow a small bit.
“Every day, we feel we’re tighten to anticipating a answer. Certainly Carter and Singleton both have a good possibility to impact a diversion with a home run. Marwin substantially brings a best change of rival at-bats and defense.”