The Astros are halfway, but to where?

The Astros passed the halfway mark of the season on Thursday night as they played their 82nd game in Cleveland against the Indians. Halfway is always a fun time to lean back and do the kind of math that even us old folks can do in our heads – doubling up what has been done to date to project the future.

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The quietly amazing Astros’ starting pitching

Hidden in the onslaught of the Astros 8.3 runs per game during their 11-game winning streak was the effectiveness of the pitching, especially the starting pitching during this streak. The starters put up a 1.95 ERA over those 11 games and were extremely consistent as they went less than five innings once and gave up only three earned runs once in those games.

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