Monday, June 11, 2018

Road Warriors

Now when you read the title of this post you might think I am talking about the World Champion Golden State Warriors.  No, I am not talking about the back to back NBA Champions, but I am talking about the MLB World Champion Houston Astros.

In baseball there is well known and stated truism that in order to be a good baseball team you must be able to split your games on the road [i.e., play .500 baseball] and have a good winning record at home.  You do those two things and you will be at least in the race to make the playoffs [winning division or wild card].

The last couple of years there have been some great teams that not only win at home but also play great baseball on the road.  But no one has been better on the road the last two years than the 2017 World Champion Houston Astros.

Just check out these stats from the 2017 season until this past weekend's games of all MLB teams on the road, and look at not just who is leading in every category but check out the difference between the Astros and every other MLB team.

Note: these stats are before the Astros 4 game sweep of the Texas Rangers over the weekend.

The 2017, 2018 Houston Astros are indeed "road warriors".

UPDATE (June 18, 2018):  I wrote this one day into the Astros 10 game road trip which they swept. So, now the Astros record in 2017-2018, on the road, is an incredible 82-39.  This means the last year and a half (MLB seasons) the Astros are playing .678 baseball ... on the road! 

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