All Things Astros and a whole lot more
The Astros record in 2015 was 86-76 and including the post-season they were 89-79. That means there are 79 opportunities for improvement for the team entering 2016.
Some overall numbers relative to their 2015 season, including the post-season:
The road numbers, the one run games and the games against the Rangers stand out as areas where they need to improve to take the next steps in their development. Even a .500 record on the road would be a nice boost at this point.
An interesting way to look at how the offense and the pitching performed last season is to look at how the team fared when scoring a certain amount of runs and allowing a certain amount of runs.
|RUNS SCORED IN A GAME|| RECORD W-L
|RUNS ALLOWED IN A GAME|| RECORD W-L
A number of things fall out of reviewing the year this way.
Most of this data backs up what loyal fans saw with their own eyes last season. The inconsistent offense by the Astros was one of the few things holding the team back. It was a team that tended to pile runs on when they were not needed and struggle to score more than a couple runs when many games were begging to be won.
A few questions for you to ponder: