Brutal First Month For The Astros

After an incredible season last year that lead to unexpected playoff run the Houston Astros came into this season with very high hopes. A young team filled with incredible top to bottom talent and featuring former A.L batting title recipient Jose Altuve and newly crowned Rookie of the year Carlos Correa. The Astros were on top of the world going into April with Sports Illustrated magazine declaring the team as the future 2016 World Series winner (along with many other MLB experts). Everything was looking great until the actual season started. Through April the Astros saw many bright spots, seeing that Tyler White, Jose Altuve, and Colby Rasmus each won A.L player of the week. If you would have told anybody that that was going to be the case in April everybody would assume that the Astros would be at the top of league record wise but that was clearly not the case with the Astros recording a 8-18 record tying for worst in the American League. The Astros problems cannot be blamed on entirely one aspect (like pitching) but the blame should be spread to the entire team. Yes the pitching was bad. No our starter pitchers haven’t been playing like they have in the past. But the hitting has been inconsistent. The Astros have the worst Batting average in the MLB with runners in scoring position. Your not going to win many games while hitting like that especially when the pitching hasn’t been as good as expected. But the good thing is for the Astros is that it’s a new month and there’s a whole lot more baseball to play.

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