Michael Brantley starting Game 2 for Astros Monday afternoon

Houston Astros outfielder Michael Brantley will start in left field and hit sixth versus right-hander Nathan Eovaldi and the Texas Rangers in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series on Monday afternoon.

What It Means:

Brantley will replace Mauricio Dubon in the outfield after sitting out Game 1 on Sunday night.

numberFire’s models project Brantley ($2,700) for 6.3 FanDuel points, tied for lowest among batters on Monday. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Astros have the best implied total today (4.37) and the game total is 8.5. After a rough finish to the regular season, Eovaldi has bounced back in the playoffs, giving up 2 earned runs over 13 2/3 innings with 15 punchouts (29.4%) and no walks.

Source: MLB.com