The Astros inexplicable knack for not making plays came to a head last night when (once again) Chris Johnson is unable to make a play on a ground ball that could have led to a game ending double play but most certainly should have been one out making it two in the inning and a much easier task for Brett (Still getting hit man) Meyers.
There is not a stat line for "plays not made" but there should be and the Astros would lead the league in it. Last night Johnson could not make a play that more than half of the 3rd baseman in the MLB make almost every time and that led to the big inning and ultimately another loss for the Astros. It is very frustrating when a ball that should be caught is not or a double play that should be turned is not. Many times these are not considered errors and for the Astros they usually lead to big innings for their opponents. The hope is that this is as troubling for Luhnow as it is for the fans and it will be addressed sooner than later. I see no reason to not try other options at the more glaring deficient areas.
The Astros only have three major deficiencies for Luhnow to address. Hitting, pitching and fielding. Other than that we are fine going forward. (sarcasm...sorry; not becoming I know...I love the 'stros and always will but I'm frustrated)