Astros 2021: The holes in their game

After an encouraging start to their road trip where the Astros knocked off the division-leading Oakland A’s in 2-out-of-3 games and took over first place in the AL West, the team limps home with its tail between its legs after a sweep by the lowly Texas Rangers.

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The Free Blog Weekend returns

Your loyal writer is bringing back a Chip Bailey favorite in the Free Blog Weekend purely for your benefit. It has nothing to do with the fact that I have to get an estimate package out to the client on Monday and need to whip this post out at my lunchtime or not at all today.

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2021 Astros at the quarter pole

After watching the Preakness on Saturday and seeing the underdog (under horse?) Rombauer surge from a sixth position early in the race to a win at the end, it was just a reminder that position early is not always a harbinger of things to come. However, with the Astros at the quarter pole, some things are fairly evident at this point in the season.

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Homecoming for the Astros

After a late-game rally against the Yanks that turned a potential ugly 2-4 road trip to an acceptable 3-3 road trip, the Astros return home for the longest homestand of the season. They will play ten games in ten days against the Blue Jays sans, the injured George Springer, the Angels sans, the released Astro killer Albert Pujols and the Rangers sans class (OK, I have to keep stirring that in-state rivalry).

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Astros 2021: Early season concerns

After last season, it may feel strange to say that the Astros are in the early season after 29 games since that would have been just short of half a season a year ago. But, they have covered less than 20% of the 2021 season, and so some concerns may be the result of small sample syndrome, while others may be true concerns that are not going away.

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