OK guys, you can start playing ball again, like, any time now. You’ve lost five in a row, we still love you but, enough is enough.
Every team, even the best, goes through times like this, and I’d like to say I know that tonight the sh#% stops here. But who can really say that? But it might. What I do know is that on the other end of this slump will come another streak, especially when the sluggers return, and this team will light up again. In the last Astros Trending we wrote:
But don’t be surprised or dismayed if, from now until the recovery and return to form of the original HEB Three, that the Astros start to look more like a .500 team.
I have to remind myself of my own words, but a five game losing streak isn’t exactly a .500 record. On the other hand, when you look at the Astros since the injuries hit, they’re still well above .500 for that period, and just about everyone would have settled for that when we first heard that Altuve, Springer and Correa were down.
Maybe tonight the sh#% stops here.
Brad Peacock assumes the role of stopper tonight, and against the predominantly right-handed Yankees lineup perhaps he has a better chance of stopping the Yankees than lefty Framber Valdez did last night. Old nemesis from Seattle James Paxton is Peacock’s mound opponent.
Aaron Judge is scheduled to return from IL tonight.
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