Thought #2: Tying it all together
Obviously, this is not a fun situation to be in right now. Losing games against teams that we should be beating is not good for us. But make no mistake, Oakland has been a thorn to our side even though we have owned a series lead against them this season. We shouldn’t be surprised by this.
Nobody expected this to be much of cakewalk right now. As soon as we get done with Oakland, we have seven straight at home against the Tigers and the Angels before we finally have a day off. Then, we have a tough Tampa Bay squad coming in for three before we hit the road with Toronto to end the month. No guarantees, but if we can at least win the majority of our home games, this should put us back in the right track.
But if you look at the rest of our schedule, we only have three teams that have winning records as we speak. So it’s an opportunity to take advantage and try to win a majority of these games. We still have the team that can win it all, we just have to play better.
What does help us as it did in 2017 was that we put ourselves in a good position to where even a bad month doesn’t entirely hurt us. Now it does make the Astros want to play better and put an end to the slump quickly. But with plenty of games left, the light at the end of the tunnel should be approaching for us to turn it on.