Most of the city has tuned out on the Astros this season. They are still licking their wounds from 2011 and weren’t ready to put their full heart into the team this year. Well, if you are part of that group, it’s time to tune in. While you weren’t paying attention, the Astros have gotten themselves off to a decent start.
I think what I love about Houston baseball so far this season is that it’s been impossible to predict what these Astros will do. One day I have them pegged as completely unable to hit for power and then the next….well, they’re out homering the Mets 5-0 to sweep a series. At least we can’t say they’re boring!
When 2012 kicked off its season, I said the Astros wouldn’t be dead last in the NL Central. I felt certain that the Cubs or maybe the Pirates would implode and the little team that could from H-town would sail past them.
I was wrong.
I know it’s only May 3rd, but that “little team that could?” They’re now tied for 3rd in the NL Central behind only the Cardinals and the Reds. Who would’ve guessed? I suppose Jeff Luhnow. He said early on that he thought this ball club had enough talent to win a decent amount of ball games. Looks like the hashtag #inluhnowwetrust will become a regular on twitter.
It’s only May, but this group of guys is demanding the city pay attention. The Astros, 25 games in to a 162 game season are 11-14 and seem to be gaining ground.
Terri Schlather (AGirlintheSouth) is the tortured Senior Houston Astros Writer for Aerys Sports. You can email her at email@example.com, or follow her ridiculous ramblings on sports, vodka and the weeone on twitter @agirlinthesouth.