Brian McCann
C HOU
2 months ago

McCann is out of the lineup for Game 3 of the ALCS against the Yankees on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Evan Gattis will serve as Houston's backstop and hit sixth Monday night. McCann has struggled over the course of the postseason. After playing in six games he's gone just 2-for-22 (.091) at the plate.

Brian McCann
C HOU
2 months ago

McCann is out of the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

McCann hit his 18th home run of the year in Saturday's 6-3 loss against Boston. He'll get the day to rest before Houston begins their upcoming playoff series versus the Red Sox on Thursday. Juan Centeno will start at catcher and hit eighth Sunday.

Brian McCann
C HOU
3 months ago

McCann is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

McCann homered in two of the last three games, but he also started all three of those contests, so manager A.J. Hinch decided to give him Friday off in order to keep him fresh. Evan Gattis will get the nod behind the plate in McCann's place.

Brian McCann
C HOU
3 months ago

McCann went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's 12-2 rout of Boston.

EDGE Analysis

McCann has gone yard three times in the past six games after a fallow stretch in which he hit just one home run over 26 games. He needs three more over the final three games to register a 10th consecutive season with at least 20 home runs.

Brian McCann
C HOU
3 months ago

McCann is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

McCann has started three of the last four games behind the dish, so he'll get a breather as Evan Gattis takes over for Monday's series opener. With the division already in hand, McCann figures to get plenty of rest in the final week.

Brian McCann
C HOU
3 months ago

McCann is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

McCann is hitting well this month, posting an .815 OPS, but with the division in hand for the Astros, they are giving him ample rest down the stretch. Evan Gattis will get the nod behind the plate Saturday in McCann's place.

Brian McCann
C HOU
3 months ago

McCann went 1-for-1 with a walk and a solo home run in Thursday's 3-1 loss to the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

The Astros' vaunted attack was held in check by seven Chicago relievers after starter Carson Fulmer (blister) exited after facing just three batters. McCann's third-inning homer was all they could muster. It was McCann's 15th long ball of the season and just the second since July 25. The 33-year-old catcher has been managed to a certain extent; Thursday's contest was his 91st game played, the fewest games he's played in a season since his rookie year when he played 59 in 2005 for the Braves. That was also the only season in which he had fewer than 15 home runs.

Brian McCann
C HOU
3 months ago

McCann is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

McCann has started three consecutive games for Houston, over which he's picked up just a single hit across 11 at-bats. With McCann being withheld from Wednesday's lineup, Evan Gattis will start at catcher and hit sixth.

Brian McCann
C HOU
3 months ago

McCann is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

McCann is hitting lefties better than righties this season, but manager A.J. Hinch is employing a lineup heavy on right-handed hitters Friday against Mariners starter James Paxton, so Evan Gattis will get the nod behind the plate.

Brian McCann
C HOU
3 months ago

McCann is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Angels, Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite going 5-for-12 (.417) with a pair of walks over his last four starts, McCann will head to the bench for a breather. Max Stassi will draw the start behind the dish in his place, batting eighth.