LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley went 1-for-4 with a solo homer, two runs scored, and a stolen base in the Astros' 6-1 win over the Mariners on Tuesday.
Brantley is finishing the season strong. He's now 8-for-19 over his last five games, which has his average up to .310 for the year. Keep him plugged into fantasy lineups for these final few games of the regular season.
Michael Brantley was hitless in four at bats as the Astros fell to the Rangers 1-0 on Wednesday.
Brantley's average has fallen from .330 to .295 over the past week. He hasn't hit for much power this year so fantasy managers playing in championship matchups next week wouldn't be blamed for looking elsewhere for outfield production.
Michael Brantley went a combined 5-for-8 with a homer, three doubles, and a walk in the Astro's double header against the A's on Tuesday.
Goodness gracious. It's a massive night for the veteran outfielder, who early on this season didn't look like he had much power left in his bat. However, the 33-year-old is now hitting .330 with a .971 OPS in 30 games on the season. Fantasy owners should start him for as long as he stays hot.
Michael Brantley homered for the second straight game in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Rangers.
Brantley's two-run shot in the first inning was all the runs Houston would need as Cristian Javier was on top of his game in this one. The 33-year-old outfielder has now left the park in two straight games, which gives him three on the season. Fantasy owners shouldn't expect a ton of power moving forward but a good batting average and some counting stats is more than likely.
Michael Brantley had a big day at the plate on Tuesday versus the Rangers, going 2-for-4 with a homer, a walk, and four RBI.
Brantley's performance wasn't enough, however, as the Astros wound up losing 6-5 in 10 innings. The homer was a big one as it gave Houston the lead in the eighth inning. The 33-year-old outfielder missed some time with a quad injury earlier this summer but should be ready to rock and roll the rest of the way. Fantasy managers shouldn't expect a ton of power but a good batting average and an even better OBP are likely.