All Things Astros and a whole lot more
A few games past the halfway point of the season, there are a lot of interesting story lines related to the Astros and as many questions as answers.
The team after a rousing end to the first half of the season sits 7-1/2 games behind a slightly floundering Texas Rangers club. They are also 1 game behind the second wild card and 1-1/2 games back of the first wild card.
The AL MVPs are often Josh Donaldson type sluggers, but…..in 2008 it was 2nd baseman Dustin Pedroia, who was a hitting, run scoring, doubling machine. This season Jose Altuve is at or near the top in many categories in the AL, first in BA and hits, 2nd in SBs, 3rd in 2Bs, OBP and OPS and 4th in runs scored…..
Altuve, George Springer and Carlos Correa are both right at the 50 RBI mark as the second half of the season gets under way. The last 100 RBI guy for the Astros was the much maligned Carlos Lee – 102 RBI in 2009.
If the Astros make the Wild Card play-in game this season, who would be their starting pitcher?
If one of the Astros’ starters went down for an extended time who would you want in his place?
With Tony Sipp being Mr. Hittable this season, what is the Astros best bet for facing left handed hitters?
A number of Astros got off to poor early season starts in 2016 and bounced back to varying degrees.
Any other questions you would like to throw out there for consideration?