Abreu Takes a Breather: Astros’ Slugger Seeks Redemption Against Dodgers
Mauricio Dubon Steps Up to the Plate as Abreu Takes a Well-Deserved Day Off
In an unexpected turn of events, the Astros’ powerful slugger Jose Abreu was not in the lineup on Friday against the Dodgers. The San Francisco Chronicle’s Matt Kawahara was quick to report on this unexpected event. Abreu has struggled at the plate in his previous five games, going 3-for-19 with seven strikeouts. Recognising the need for a fresh start, Abreu chose to take the day off.
Astros fans were concerned about how the team would cope without its great first baseman. Mauricio Dubon, a versatile player, stepped up to fill the vacancy at first base.