Houston Astros: Do the Astros Stand a Chance in the NL Central?
Will the Houston Astros Ever Be A Contender in the NL Central?
Houston, we have a big problem.
The Houston Astros are in last place in the NL Central. They are 10 games out of first place, and with a 15-27 record things aren't looking good for the Astros.
Houston is riding a three-game losing streak, and in the last month they are 10-17. They are also 2-8 in their last 10. Can it get any worse for the Astros?
The Houston Astros have the worst run differential in the National League and the second-worst in the majors at minus-47.
The Astros rank 16th in the league in scoring at 172, but are dead last in runs allowed with 219.
The Astros can't put runs on the board to support their pitchers on the nights they actually pitch well. Houston's pitching staff is the worst in the national league, and second worst in the majors.
Houston is the easiest team to hit against. Their opponents' batting average is .282, which is the best in the league. Or worst, if you're the Astros.
When you have to face the Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals, and Milwaukee Brewers it isn't going to be easy to win, especially with a team ERA of 4.87.
The future looks bright now that Jim Crane is purchasing the team from Drayton McLane. Crane knows that the MLB Draft is crucial to the organization, which is something McLane failed at.
The future may get better for the Astros, but right now they don't stand a chance in the NL Central.
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