|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||530.00||23.00||.266||74.00||64.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Texas||54||16||0|| .309|| .296|| .296|
|vs Baker (Career)||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||358||74||9|| .250|| .313|| .207|
|08/29/2014||Matt Dominguez, 3B HOU|
Evan Gattis, C ATL
|Miguel Montero, C ARI|
Jedd Gyorko, 2B SD
|08/28/2014||Zach McAllister, SP CLE|
Kole Calhoun, RF LAA
Joe Nathan, RP DET
|Matt Dominguez, 3B HOU|
Neftali Feliz, RP TEX
|08/27/2014||Evan Longoria, 3B TB||Matt Dominguez, 3B HOU|
|Last 10 Games|
|Matt Dominguez grabbing some pine Saturday |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(8/23/14) Astros slumping third baseman Matt Dominguez has been benched for the Saturday game in Cleveland. Gregorio Petit is set to start instead at that spot.
Dominguez has just five hits in his last 35 at-bats.
|Matt Dominguez gets first day off since April |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(8/16/14) The Astros are finally giving third baseman Matt Dominguez a day off Saturday, his first since late April, a span of nearly four months straight in the lineup.
Dominguez has appeared in all but one of the Astros games this season, but has been in a prolonged slump and probably needed the day off. He is hitting just .214/.237/.304 in 56 at-bats during August.
|Matt Dominguez homers, drive four runs in win over White Sox |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(7/20/14) Astros third baseman Matt Dominguez homered and drove in four runs in his team's 11-7 victory over the White Sox in Chicago on Sunday.
Dominguez took starter John Danks deep for a two-run home run in the fifth inning. He also added a run-scoring single in the third inning and a run-scoring double n the seventh. He finished 3 for 5 with two runs scored and four RBI. He owns a .239/.286/.375 slash line with 12 homers and 43 RBI in 368 at-bats this season.
|Matt Dominguez finally cuts loose with three-run blast |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(6/26/14) Astros third baseman Matt Dominguez broke out of a slump in style Thursday against Atlanta. He blasted a three-run homer in the fifth inning that turned a precarious advantage into a 5-1 lead. He had already scored a run in the fourth after a hit-by-pitch.
The shot ended a 0-for-23 slide.
|Written off by the Marlins, who loved his glove but weren't convinced he'd ever amount to anything with the bat, Matt Dominguez got a chance to get comfortable with the Astros last year and showed that he might just be a long-term option for them. His 21 home runs, the first of which came May 11 -- again, after he had a chance to get comfortable -- were eighth-most among third basemen. Granted, that's about all he had to offer offensively -- he's not especially disciplined, won't hit bunches of doubles and doesn't run -- but at a time when home runs are becoming more and more scarce, that's something. Most likely, Dominguez won't get drafted in mixed leagues, but in terms of projected output, he's not so far off from the Nolan Arenado, Will Middlebrooks and Mike Moustakas types who do, even if he doesn't have quite the same upside.
(Updated 1/9/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|8/29/14||TEX||8:10 pm||Scott Baker|
|8/30/14||TEX||7:10 pm||Miles Mikolas|
|8/31/14||TEX||2:10 pm||Nick Martinez|
|9/2/14||LAA||8:10 pm||Hector Santiago|
|9/3/14||LAA||8:10 pm||C.J. Wilson|
|9/5/14||@ OAK||10:05 pm||Jeff Samardzija|
|9/6/14||@ OAK||4:05 pm||Scott Kazmir|