Although the Houston Astros are off to a great start once again, there are some concerns among fans that have people wondering what’s going on. The lack of offense and dominant pitching from two of the starters has fans possibly on the cusp of possibly pushing the panic button. But in spite of a heartbreaking loss to the Twins, the Houston Astros have shown an early glimpse of 2017 again and panic is not going to set in.
Houston Astros fans — I’m not going to lie to you. The loss to the Minnesota Twins hurts. It started to hurt when the Houston Astros trailed 8-1 after four innings. Then it got better as they rallied to tie the game up giving everyone a sense of deja vu. But then, one pitch ended the game with two strikes and two outs in the ninth for the Twins. We must be in a panic mode, right?
Yes, the Houston Astros are 9-4, which is obviously a great record. But lately, they haven’t been able to deliver any hits for the matter. For the past week starting this Wednesday, Houston’s had trouble trying to find the offense needed to deliver the big hits. Yes, the Houston Astros were 4-2 this past week. But we could’ve easily been 6-0 if the offense got going. Panic mode, right?
Not only that, but even though our pitching until today had the best ERA among the rotation, two of our starters have not found a rhythm that they need to be in. Dallas Keuchel is 0-2 and is already looking like a 2016 version of himself. Lance McCullers Jr., on the other hand, had a rough outing today. In addition, he hasn’t gotten past the fifth inning in his previous two starts. Panic mode, right?