The Houston Astros Have To Get Key Bats Going

By Lee White
Chris Carter Houston Astros
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The Houston Astros are led by young guys like Jose Altuve, Jason Castro and, lately, JD Martinez. All three of those guys are hitting, but the Astros need to get their power bats back. One problem the Astros had their latest six-game losing streak was scoring run. Why? Well they could get them on, but they couldn’t get them over. The main problem is the Astros don’t have their power bats working for them. The Astros rely on the long ball; it’s not the best idea, but it has worked for them with they hit home runs.

The Astros have a record over .500 when they hit a home run in a game, but lately they can’t get one into the seats. For the Astros to be successful, they will need guys like Matt Dominguez and Chris Carter to hit home runs and drive in runs. If they’re not doing that, the Astros won’t be successful.

The Astros have continued to get great pitching. In the last 30 days, the Astros are 14-14 and their pitchers have the second-lowest ERA in that span. Yes, the Astros will lose some games due their inexperience, but right now, the Astros are losing games because they can’t score. A big reason for that is because Carter and Dominguez are in huge slumps. These two guys are big pieces to this year’s team. They have to get going if the Astros want to win some more games. It is becoming obvious that the pitchers have figured it, and to be honest, this is the type of pitching I thought we would see from the Astros all year long.

Once Dominguez and Carter get it going offensively, the Astros will have it going offensively and they might even put together another respectable winning streak.


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