Rebuilding Astros have decided little at season’s midpoint
Summary of 3 articles · Updated Jun 30, 2013
The rebuilding Astros had rolled off four consecutive victories. Then it was the 2013 Astros at their worst. Leading Major League Baseball in defensive errors and offensive strikeouts isn’t the best way to defy low expectations but the Astros are doing both. And, still, an Astros front-office member openly wondered in mid-June: How exactly was Houston’s professional baseball team exceeding expectations? Bo Porter had inspired and united the youngest team in baseball, propelling a mix-and-match roster featuring unproven athletes in their 20s and late-career veterans to regularly play with the passion, energy and excitement the youngest manager in baseball began demanding the first day of spring training.
Astros’ growing pains are one thing, but it’s hurting to watch now
Josh Hamilton was smiling and laughing. Scattered fans inside Minute Maid Park were booing. And more than at any previous point this season, an Astros team with more losses than anyone else in baseball was forced to pay for the cheapness of the initial …
Astros report: Strikeouts, errors continue flowing for Astros
Leading Major League Baseball in defensive errors and offensive strikeouts isn’t the best way to defy low expectations but the Astros are doing both. Los Angeles Angels lefthander C.J. Wilson struck out 10 Sunday, relievers Kevin Jepsen and Ernesto Frie…