It is difficult to remember this, but just like Carlos Gomez is not that far removed from great performances in 2014, the Astros are not that far removed from playing well against the Texas Rangers.
In 2014, the Astros were a solid 11-8 against the nemesis from the north. Even in 2015, they began the season with a decent 4-5 against the Rangers. But then the wheels came off and the Astros have been 2-14 against them ever since, including 0-6 to date in 2016.
It is simple, in the next four days the Astros could undo a ton of the good work they have put in during their recent 11 wins in 13 games streak. With four games against a team that not only has their number, but has a lot of team’s numbers this season, the Astros could run the gamut from hurting themselves badly to continuing their fine recent performance.
On Friday, they could wake up anywhere from three games behind the Texas Rangers to 11 games behind in the division. They have struggled mightily to get within two games of .500 and within four games of the second wild card. They have to get this King Kong sized monkey off their back in relation to their Arlington rival or kiss 2016 goodbye.
How do you think they will do in these four games?
How do you think they need to perform in these four games in order to not kill their momentum and ability to contend?