The Houston Astros have been a pleasant surprise so far this season for the fans and currently are 16-21 after beating division rival Milwaukee Wednesday night. The question Astros fans want to know is how long they can sustain this for and whether or not they can contend for the division title.
To even have this discussion before the season would have been considered insanity, and many thought Houston would be fighting for the No. 1 pick in next year's draft. However, with how this season has played out it is plausible, though still a long shot, for Houston to sneak up and grab the NL Central crown.
These are the top seven reasons Houston can contend for the NL Central title.