Colby Rasmus LF/CF HOU 1 day ago

Rasmus is out of the lineup Saturday.

Neither Rasmus or Saturday's starter in left field, Preston Tucker, are right-handed, but Rasmus has severe career splits (.215 career average) against lefties. Tucker's arrival will continue to affect Rasmus but if he is only sitting against lefties that could help his batting average. He is slugging .516 on the season so the Astros will certainly deploy his bat as often as they can when the matchup is advantageous.

Colby Rasmus LF/CF HOU 5 days ago

In his return to the starting lineup Tuesday against Oakland, Rasmus went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and two runs scored in Houston's 6-4 win.

Rasmus sat against a left-handed starter on Monday, but was right back in the starting lineup for Tuesday night's affair against the right-handed Sonny Gray. The 28-year-old outfielder has two home runs over his last three games for the Astros.

Colby Rasmus LF/CF HOU 6 days ago

Rasmus is not in the lineup Monday against the A's.

Rasmus will get the day off Monday, as Preston Tucker enters the starting lineup in left field. Tucker will be flanked by Jake Marisnick in center field and George Springer in right.

Colby Rasmus LF/CF HOU 7 days ago

Rasmus hit his seventh home run of the season Sunday against the Blue Jays.

Rasmus' solo shot in the sixth inning off Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle broke a 2-2 tie and was the first homer he's hit off a lefty this season.

Colby Rasmus LF/CF HOU 1 week ago

Rasmus is not in the lineup Friday against the Blue Jays.

Rasmus' bat has gone cold of late, as he's managed just one hit in his last four games (15 at-bats) and seven base knocks in 40 at-bats to begin May. He will sit Friday against right-hander R.A. Dickey, and it's possible Rasmus could lose out on more time to Preston Tucker if he doesn't pick it up soon.

Colby Rasmus LF/CF HOU 3 weeks ago

Rasmus is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rangers.

With the Astros facing yet another southpaw, Robbie Grossman will get his second consecutive start in left field. Rasmus hasn't been used as a strict platoon player, but he figures to be frequently held out of the lineup against lefties. The Astros are oddly facing a southpaw for a fifth time in the last six games Tuesday night. They're slated to face the Angels' Hector Santiago on Thursday, but the schedule then lines up for a long stretch of right-handed opponents.

Colby Rasmus LF/CF HOU 3 weeks ago

Rasmus is not in the lineup Monday against the Rangers.

Rasmus is coming off of an 0-for-3, three strikeout performance against the Mariners on Sunday, but has otherwise been swinging well as he sports a slash line of .257/.329/.554 with five homers. Robbie Grossman will give him the day off Monday, filling in as the left fielder in his stead.

Colby Rasmus LF/CF HOU 3 weeks ago

Rasmus is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Mariners.

While he hasn't exclusively been used as a platoon player this season, Rasmus will likely find himself out of the lineup more often than not when the Astros face a left-handed starter. With James Paxton taking the hill for Seattle on Thursday, it'll be Robbie Grossman starting in left field for the Astros. Rasmus thus far has a ridiculous strikeout rate (39.1) that's unsustainable even for him, yet he still has a .254/.319/.524 slash line, thanks to four home runs and an also-unsustainable .375 BABIP.

Colby Rasmus LF/CF HOU 4 weeks ago

Rasmus hit his fourth home run of the season -- a two-run shot off Padres' starter Andrew Cashner -- during Wednesday's 7-2 win.

Rasmus went 3-for-13 (.231) with four runs, two homers, five RBI and a stolen base during the three-game series with the Padres that ended Wednesday. He also fanned seven times during the series while walking only once.

Colby Rasmus LF/CF HOU 1 month ago

Rasmus hit his second home run of the season Monday against the Mariners.

Rasmus hit a solo shot in the fifth inning off Mariners' starter Hisashi Iwakuma that traveled 424 feet over the wall in right center field. It was his only hit of the game in four at-bats. Through 11 games, the 28-year-old outfielder is hitting .200/.273/.500 with a double, triple, two home runs and three RBI for the Astros.