ODD MAN OUT?

How some enviable Astros problems are quickly coming to a head


ESPN Houston's John Granato and Lance Zierlein weigh in how the Astros are going to balance playing time as the team gets healthy over the next few weeks.

Plus, what will the batting order look like when the team gets back to full strength? Is it time to move Jose Abreu down in the order?

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The Houston Astros have been on a tear over this recent stretch of games, but they haven't gained any ground on the Rangers who continue to put up runs at a historic pace.

Houston's pitching is elite again this year, but the offense is just mediocre at this point in the season. The Rangers and Rays are getting things done with elite offense and pitching, which has them leading the best two divisions in baseball.

So will the Rangers and Rays fall back to the pack like the Yankees did last year, or will the Astros have to step their game up to win the AL pennant once again?

Editor's note: This video was recorded before Jacob deGrom's surgery was announced.

Plus, which team is the biggest threat to the Astros? The Rays or the Rangers?

Be sure to watch the video above as we break it all down.

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