The Houston Astros dropped both games yesterday against the Colorado Rockies. They weren’t blowouts by any means and to steal the words so often used by Skipper Brad Mills, “They battled.” And battle they did.
Regardless of how close or entertaining or exciting any of the Astros road games have been (and they have been), this team is finding the road to be a hard and cruel place to be this season.
Just some comparisons of home and road stats (keep in mind they’ve played 3 fewer games on the road than at home)
STAT HOME AWAY
W/L 16-10 6-17
BA .243 .246
OBP .320 .306
SLG .389 .358
OPS .709 .664
Runs 115 87
HR 27 12
BB 90 66
SO 179 185
SB 20 14
ERA 2.85 4.34
Yes, the road has been a cruel place, indeed.
They’ll play two more in Colorado before jetting home to face their division leaders, the Reds and the Cardinals, later this week and next. If they can string together some wins perhaps it will give them momentum for the next road trip? I sure hope so.
In the meantime…I hope they find a way to pretend we’re all there cheering for them on the road. I know if they could see Astros fans twitter feeds during games it would show them we’re all still watching….no matter what stadium they’re in.
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.