In the last five games the Astros scored just 2.6 runs per game, were 6-43 with runners in scoring position and stranded an average of eight baserunners per game. With upcoming series against the Mariners and Angels, the top two teams in the AL West, it’s a bad time for the Astros’ bats to go cold. I mean, it’s baseball.
However, I can’t state the same about starting rotation, which is slowly becoming a cause for concern in the first 12 games. First, a basic breakdown of each start. Start Breakdown Not terrible, but not great.
The Houston Astros had gotten off to a strong start this season, but have become the second team this season to be drastically affected by COVID19. The Astros had to place five players on the injured list because of protocols. Players Affected Houston lost five players, which happen to be some of their top players.