Houston (57-27) possess the best record in baseball for a reason: it has one of the most potent lineups in MLB. The Astros pounded the Braves for 16 runs off of 19 hits Tuesday. In addition to Altuve, four other Astros hitters recorded three or more hits in the win.
George Springer continued his torrid pace by collecting four hits Chicago Blackhawks Cheap Jerseys with another home run (25), three runs scored and a walk. Josh Reddick, Yuli Gurriel and Alex Bregman also had big nights.
Reddick, who is quietly having a career year, went 3 for 6 with a grand slam and three runs scored. Gurriel went 3 for 5 with a run scored and four RBIs, while Bregman collected three hits with three runs scored, and RBI and a walk.
The Astros will almost certainly add a starting pitcher before the July 31 trade deadline. This lineup is already dangerous enough to contend for a World Series.
Patterson was an All-Pro returner, but the Vikings have options for replacing him. Treadwell will get a chance to take the kickoff return job. Marcus Sherels ran back two punts for touchdowns. Diggs is as explosive as it gets but also spent much of last year hurt, and they’d rather save him for his primary job. Rookie wide receivers Rodney Adams and Stacy Coley Custom Cheap Jerseys might find rosters spot this way.
Kai Forbath finished last season as their kicker, but he’ll likely have training camp competition. Punter Ryan Quigley came in free agency after Jeff Locke went to the Colts.
Mobley comes up short based on this list’s criteria. But he would’ve played more NBA seasons if not for a heart condition, and he was a member of the most memorable Clippers’ season prior to the “Lob City” era. He deserves the benefit of the doubt — and the ninth spot.