In baseball, we always love statistics, right? Well, I sure know what your answer is. That’s why I compiled a bunch of fun stats to enjoy even more the current Astros’ 10-game winning streak. Since it began, on June 13, they took first place in the AL West and the team is looking better than ever this year despite losing Alex Bregman to injury days ago.
But I will let the numbers do the talking here. Have fun, guys!
· The Astros need only three more wins to set the longest winning streak of the franchise.
· Ironically, winning 10-plus games in a row has been common for the Astros as they’ve done so five times since 2017, though this is their first time since they won 10 from May 8 to 18, 2019.
· During the current stretch, the Astros swept Texas, Chicago (White Sox), and Baltimore with two walk-off wins.
· The Astros got to the fifth inning up in the score by three or more runs in seven of the 10 games.
· The offense is scoring 8.1 runs per game and getting 11.7 hits per game while averaging .347 with runners in scoring position (34-for-98).
· Bench players are 6-for-19 during the streak (.316) with one double, two home runs, and four runs batted in.
· The Astros’ ERA during the streak is at 1.68 across 91 innings, with only 28 bases on balls and 86 strikeouts (seven home runs).
· The starting pitchers own a 1.56 ERA and have pitched 63 1/3 innings (68 punchouts). And guess what… The relievers are carrying a 1.30 ERA in 27 2/3 episodes, along with 36 strikeouts.
· The Astros have allowed more than two runs just once in their last seven games.
· The last time the Astros lost a game they were 36-28. They finished Wednesday’s game with a 46-28 record.
· Since May 30, the Astros’ record is 19-4.
· ON FIRE:
Michael Brantley (.500 BA, 20-for-40, 5 2Bs, 13 RBIs)
José Altuve (.325 BA, 13-for-40, 2 2Bs, 5 HRs, 11 RBIs)
Abraham Toro (.417 BA, 10-for-24, 2 HRs, 9 RBIs)
Yordan Álvarez (.353 BA, 12-for-34, 3 HRs, 9 RBIs)
· Strong from the mound:
Framber Valdez (14 IP, 1.93 ERA, .216 BAA)
José Urquidy (14 IP, 1.29 ERA, .143 BAA)
Jake Odorizzi (9 IP, 0.00 ERA, .069 BAA)
Ryan Pressly (4 IP, 0.00 ERA, .143 BAA)
Bonus: In case you’re wondering what’s ahead in the schedule for Houston, the ‘Stros will be playing four games in Detroit and will host Baltimore for three more matchups. That is, seven consecutive games against two of the worst teams in MLB right now.