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News: Tucker (back) was activated from the disabled list with Double-A Corpus Christi on Tuesday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Impact: The top prospect wound up missing just over a month of action due to this injury. Now that he's healthy again, Tucker will resume his normal role as a regular for the Hooks as he looks to build off his strong .301/.360/.548 slash line in 36 games at the level this season.
News: Alvarez, 20, is batting .289/.370/.461 with one home run, 13 RBI and one steal in 21 games since being promoted to High-A Buies Creek.
Impact: Alvarez has shown plate discipline well beyond his years despite the bump in levels. The lefty has almost as many walks (13) as strikeouts (16). The Astros are hopeful that his raw power will turn into home runs down the line. Still, it's Alvarez's advanced approach at the dish which is drawing rave reviews at this time.
News: Beltran is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Phillies, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: Without the luxury of a designated hitter in Philadelphia, Beltran will head to the bench for a night off. The Astros will employ an outfield of Norichika Aoki, Derek Fisher and Josh Reddick while the veteran sits out, although Beltran could slot into left field for the series finale if the Astros really want his bat in action.
News: McCann is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Phillies, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: Despite cracking a pair of hits Monday night, McCann will head to the bench for a night off. Evan Gattis will take his place behind the dish.
News: Brad Peacock allowed one run on two hits and two walks in 3.0 innings as the Houston Astros defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 13-4 on Monday. Peacock struck out four, ending the game with a 2.51 ERA and 1.23 WHIP on the season.
Impact: A long rain delay following the third inning likely denied Peacock a sixth consecutive winning start. Though he's often received an abundance of offensive support, the right-hander has done his part by registering a 1.93 ERA and recording 39 strikeouts in 32 2/3 innings during his six-start unbeaten run.
News: Brian McCann went 2 for 4 with a double, a home run and an RBI Monday as the Houston Astros beat the Philadelphia Phillies 13-4. The homer was his 13th of the season. McCann scored twice. He ended the game with a .250 batting average.
Impact: Though he's hitting just .182 in July, McCann has homered in two of his last three games and owns very good career numbers at Citizens Bank Park. The onetime Atlanta catcher is batting .289 with 13 homers and 50 RBIs in 71 games at the venue.
News: Jose Altuve went 4 for 4 with two doubles and three RBIs Monday as the Houston Astros topped the Philadelphia Phillies 13-4. Altuve scored three times. He ended the game with a .365 batting average.
Impact: The guy is simply unstoppable right now. Altuve's second consecutive four-hit effort gives him an amazing .544 average (37 for 68) over his last 15 games, and he's collected four homers, 19 RBIs, 18 runs scored and five steals during that hot stretch. Don't even think about taking him out of fantasy lineups at this juncture.
News: Norichika Aoki went 1 for 3 with a triple Monday as the Houston Astros topped the Philadelphia Phillies 13-4. Aoki scored three times. He ended the game with a .281 batting average.
Impact: Aoki could draw some additional starts this week with George Springer dealing with a quadriceps injury. The Japanese veteran is 9 for 18 with seven RBIs and nine runs scored over his seven games, so he makes for a solid fill-in.
News: Carlos Beltran went 1 for 3 with two RBIs Monday as the Houston Astros beat the Philadelphia Phillies 13-4. He ended the game with a .230 batting average.
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News: George Springer went 0 for 2 before leaving Monday's 13-4 win over the Phillies after three innings with a sore left quadriceps. He ended the game with a .310 batting average.
Impact: Springer's injury isn't expected to require a DL stint, though it will keep him out of the lineup for Tuesday's game. Though he's gone 12 games since hitting his 27th homer on July 7th, he's hitting a torrid .412 with 20 RBIs and 23 runs scored over his last 23 contests.
News: Josh Reddick went 3 for 4 with two RBIs Monday as the Houston Astros topped the Philadelphia Phillies 13-4. Reddick scored once. He ended the game with a .307 batting average.
Impact: Reddick has been raking ever since he came back from a concussion on June 20. In 26 games following his return, the veteran outfielder has posted a .366 average, 23 RBIs and 21 runs scored. He hasn't homered since July 4th, but that's about the only negative to take from Reddick's recent accomplishments.
News: Alex Bregman went 3 for 5 with two doubles, a home run and an RBI Monday as the Houston Astros topped the Philadelphia Phillies 13-4. The homer was his 10th of the season. Bregman scored three times. He ended the game with a .265 batting average.
Impact: The 2015 No. 2 overall pick has shown a little more pop on this road trip, having homered in two of the four games thus far. Bregman's bat was working even before this power surge, as he's hitting .356 (21 for 59) with 10 doubles and 19 runs scored over his last 16 games.
News: Marwin Gonzalez went 1 for 5 with an RBI Monday as the Houston Astros topped the Philadelphia Phillies 13-4. He ended the game with a .318 batting average.
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News: Yuli Gurriel went 1 for 4 with two RBIs Monday as the Houston Astros beat the Philadelphia Phillies 13-4. Gurriel scored once. He ended the game with a .293 batting average.
Impact: Of Gurriel's 53 RBIs this season, 20 have come in July and he's knocked in six runs through the first four games of Houston's current road trip. He's hitting for average as well this month, having produced a .352 mark with 13 extra-base hits (5 homers, 8 doubles) in 17 July games.
News: Altuve went 4-for-4 with a walk, two doubles, three RBI and three runs scored in Monday's 13-4 win over the Phillies.
Impact: This was the second consecutive four-hit game for Altuve, who is making a run at the American League MVP award that appeared to be Aaron Judge's after the first half of the season. He improved his AL-leading batting average to .365, and Altuve's batting a ridiculous .528 during a 16-game hitting streak.
News: Musgrove (5-8) allowed two hits and struck out three over three scoreless relief innings in Monday's 13-4 win over the Phillies.
Impact: A two-hour rain delay ended starter Brad Peacock's night after just three innings, so Musgrove, in his new role out of the bullpen, got the Astros through innings four through six. During those three innings, Houston scored seven times, making it a comfortable win. This will be Musgrove's role going forward.
News: Fisher was recalled from Triple-A Fresno on Monday.
Impact: With George Springer (quad) potentially sidelined for the next couple of games, the Astros have decided to call upon Fisher to come up and provide a healthy body in their outfield. The 23-year-old went 5-for-18 with a pair of homers during his first stint with the big-league club this season.
News: Hoyt was optioned to Triple-A Fresno on Monday.
Impact: Hoyt tossed two innings of scoreless ball Monday, but he's returning to the minors in exchange for outfielder Derek Fisher, who will likely see playing time in the short-term absence of George Springer (quad).
News: Springer (quad) won't be in the lineup for Tuesday's game against Phillies, but likely won't require a trip to the disabled list, Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.
Impact: When Springer was forced to exit Monday's game with a quad injury, there were obvious fears that the star center fielder would be headed to the DL. It appears that the Astros and Springer's fantasy owners have dodged a bullet, though. He'll certainly be out Tuesday, but the 27-year-old could return for Wednesday's series finale against the Phillies, though it wouldn't be surprising to see the Astros hold him out through their off day on Thursday.
News: Peacock left Monday's start against the Phillies after three innings because of a rain delay.
Impact: Peacock allowed one run on two hits and two walks over his three innings on the mound, striking out four, but a rain delay of nearly two hours saw Joe Musgrove come out in his place. The 29-year-old had rattled off three consecutive quality starts prior to Monday's abbreviated appearance and could slot right back in for Saturday's start against the Tigers, although a day off in the schedule could present an additional opportunity to give him a breather.
News: Springer departed Monday's game against the Phillies with left quad discomfort, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Springer was removed from the game after slipping while attempting to make a play in the outfield. With the Astros already up by two runs against the lowly Phillies, it's possible that the removal was simply precautionary, though we'll have to await confirmation from the team following Monday's contest. Norichika Aoki took over in right field, with Josh Reddick shifting over to center field.
News: Moran (face) was released from the hospital Monday and will head back to Houston soon, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Impact: This is good news, as Moran was carted off the field after he took a foul ball off the face the day before. The Astros haven't formally announced whether Moran will need surgery to repair the facial fractures, but manager A.J. Hinch suggested it was "very likely" the third baseman would require a procedure. More information should come forth on Moran's status relatively soon.
News: Keuchel (neck) will make his next start in the big leagues either Friday or Saturday, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: The stud southpaw appeared in two rehab starts and only got his pitch count to 62 in those appearances, but the Astros apparently are confident that he can handle jumping back to the big leagues already. The exact date has yet to be determined, but either way, he'll be making his next start against the Tigers this weekend. Collin McHugh will slot in on whichever day Keuchel doesn't appear.
News: Harris (shoulder) is scheduled to make a rehab start in the minors Wednesday before likely rejoining the Astros on Friday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Harris hasn't appeared since July 5 due to the shoulder injury, but if he looks strong during his return to game action Wednesday at a yet-to-be-determined affiliate, the Astros should feel comfortable activating him in time for their weekend series with the Tigers. The right-hander has been the top setup man for closer Ken Giles this season, racking up a team-high 17 holds to go with a 2.86 ERA and 0.95 WHIP in 34.2 innings.
News: Gattis is out of the lineup Monday against the Phillies, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: The long-term injury to Carlos Correa (thumb) has opened up more starting opportunities while manager A.J. Hinch shuffles up his lineup, but with no DH spot available for the three-game series in Philadelphia, Gattis may find himself on the bench a little more frequently this week. Gattis is hitting .341 with five home runs in July, providing the Astros with a valuable power source in the heart of the order when he's started.