Reason #3: A fast-forward to the present day
Status Right Now
Where the Houston Astros stand right now is that we have a team capable of winning it all again. They would like nothing more than to leave a legacy. We have the pitching, the hitting, and also the defense to guide us through. This is perhaps our best team in this era.
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to break the franchise record in strikeouts having reached 300. Alex Bregman has suddenly moved into a position to overtake Mike Trout as the AL MVP. Yordan Alvarez is in line to be the AL Rookie of the Year. We are in line to win the AL West division again.
But as all of us fans know, the postseason is tough. We’re in a race with the New York Yankees to have the best record and home field in the playoffs. We currently have the tiebreaker since we defeated them in the regular-season series. So a tie or above would give us the number one seed. However, with the Twins, A’s, Indians, and Rays all fighting to secure their spots, chances are the first-round matchup for Houston will be tough.
But we’ve been through this situation before. We’ve seen the positives and negatives of the postseason. We know that as great as we were in 2018 that it wasn’t enough. Now, we just have to expect our guys to prepare for another incredible playoff run with hopes of bringing a second title.
However, regardless of what happens in October, we should all be proud of our squad. We went from the depths of hell to the gates of heaven. Or better yet, we started from the bottom and now we’re here. This decade has given us reasons to laugh, jeer, cheer, love, hate, and enjoy being a Houston Astros fan. I guess the only wish we have is that the 2020’s produce more positive results.