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Houston Astros

Sabermetric analysis of all things Houston Astros baseball during the 2017 World Series.

  • Owen McGrattan
    Published 2 years ago
    Ken Giles Is Losing It

    Ken Giles Is Losing It

    If you're an Astros fan, odds are Ken Giles nearly put you into a coma or gave you a heart attack during Game 2 on Wednesday night. Regardless, everything worked out for Houston in the end, and the Astros came out on top of one of the greatest World Series games ever.
  • Quinn Allen
    Published 2 years ago
    Power Breaking Ball Proves McCullers Jr. Could Be the Future of the Astros' Rotation

    Power Breaking Ball Proves McCullers Jr. Could Be the Future of the Astros' Rotation

    Lance McCullers Jr. has been absolutely outstanding for the Astros this postseason. The 24-year-old has thrown 13 innings in the playoffs with a 2.08 ERA. This was highlighted by his amazing performance out of the bullpen in Game 7 against the Yankees, where he shut down a powerful New York lineup for four innings in a rare relief role.
  • Matt Mocarsky
    Published 2 years ago
    The Numbers Say Lance Mccullers' Future Is in the Rotation

    The Numbers Say Lance Mccullers' Future Is in the Rotation

    After stymying the Yankees offense over the course of four shutout innings in the decisive Game 7 of the American League Championship Series, questions have arisen regarding Lance McCullers. Is he durable enough to be a starting pitcher? Is he effective enough over the course of a game to be a starting pitcher? If the answer to either or both of those is no, does that mean McCullers will end up being a reliever who can go multiple innings?
  • Mitch Bannon
    Published 2 years ago
    Verlander vs Sale: Relief Edition

    Verlander vs Sale: Relief Edition

    Starting pitchers not starting. Playoff baseball strikes again.
  • Matt Mocarsky
    Published 2 years ago
    One More Big Hit from Carlos Beltran

    One More Big Hit from Carlos Beltran

    The Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox just wrapped up the end of their American League Division Series, with Houston coming on top by winning three games to one. The fact that the series did not go the distance will suggest, in hindsight, that there wasn’t much to it in terms of drama. This would be an oversight, as anyone who watched the whole series would tell you.
  • Quinn Allen
    Published 2 years ago
    The Future Is Bright for Astros' Alex Bregman

    The Future Is Bright for Astros' Alex Bregman

    Confidence. Swagger. Two things that you don't see too often in a big league rookie. Well, with Alex Bregman, it's a different story. The Astros' rookie third baseman drips confidence every time he steps in between those white lines. That confidence was evident from the get-go against the Red Sox in Game 1 of the ALDS, where Bregman homered off Chris Sale for an absolute no-doubter on the first pitch he saw from the lefty.