Houston Astros vs Arizona Diamondbacks: Injury Reports, Predicted Lineups – April 13th, 2022

The Houston Astros and Arizona Diamondbacks square off in the final game of a short two-game series on Wednesday, April 13, at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona.

Let’s preview the predicted lineups for both the Houston Astros and the Diamondbacks and check out injury updates and other important information ahead of the game.

Houston Astros Injury Report

Lance McCullers Jr.  pitches last year during an Astros v Cleveland Indians game
Player Name Status Reason
Taylor Jones Out Back
Jake Meyers Out Torn Labrum
Lance McCullers Out

Right Flexor Pronator Strain

Outfielder Jake Meyers is expected to return sometime in May or June as he recovers from a torn labrum injury.

Arizona Diamondbacks Injury Report

Nick Ahmed swings at a pitch during last years Mariners v Diamondbacks contest
Player Name Status Reason
Luke Weaver Out
Nick Ahmed Out
Jordan Luplow Out
Josh Rojas Out
JB Bukauskas Out Teres Major

Nick Ahmed has started baseball activities such as swinging but has not yet started throwing. His projected return is still unknown.

Houston Astros vs Arizona Diamondbacks Predicted Lineups

Kyle Tucker swings at a ptich during last weekend & # 039; s Astros v Angels game
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2 Ketel Marte, 2B
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5 Carson Kelly, C
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9 Drew Ellis, 3B

Second baseman Ketel Marte is a player to watch for in the Diamondbacks lineup. The former All-Star batted .318 with 14 home runs and 50 RBIs in just 90 games a season ago. If Marte is able to stay healthy, he will put up some big numbers at the plate.

Houston Astros vs Arizona Diamondbacks Pitching Rotations

Justin Verlander pitches during Saturdy & # 039; s Astros v Angels game
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2 Jake Odorizzi
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4 Jose Urquidy
5 Luis Garcia

The projected starting pitcher for Wednesday’s game is still to be determined, but the next in line for the Astros rotation will be Framber Valdez, who started Opening Day by going 6.2 innings and giving up zero runs in their win against the Los Angeles Angels.

Arizona Diamondbacks

Arizona’s projected starting rotation can be seen below, featuring All-Star and World Series champion Madison Bumgarner.

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2 Caleb Smith
3 Zach Davies
4 Merrill Kelly
5 Zac Gallen

Both Madison Bumgarner and Zach Davies are veteran starting pitchers who may be traded away at some point as the Diamondbacks are in a time of rebuild.


Edited by Jodi Whisenhunt

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