Let's have an honest discussion about the Houston Astros' start to the season
Sure, it's early. But the Astros haven't been able to hit out of the gates. I get it. And there's several possible excuses/reasons as to why: They opened the season on a long road trip. They didn't have a full spring training. They haven't had their full Opening Day lineup since...Opening Day. Some of their players are notorious for starting slow.
Whatever the case, there's no arguing this: the Astros' bats have been bad. They slashed .208/.289/.372 to open the year, averaging just 3.4 runs per game. They're hitting .191 with runners in scoring position. Only 6 teams have a lower batting average than Houston right now. And of their 31 total runs thus far, 8 came in one inning against the Angels.
Is it time to panic? No. Not yet. But given this team has made 5 straight ALCS appearances, let's hold them to the standard they hold themselves too. All season! Be sure to check out the video above as Vanessa and Gallant share their thoughts on Houston's slow start to the season with their bats.