Wait who? Yes, the Houston Astros are currently atop the MLB with a record of 39-16!
Here are 10 things you may not have known about this all-star caliber team:
- Houston is undefeated against the National League with a 5-0 record
- The Astros have a a winning percentage of .709! That is absolutely insane
- They are 12.5 games up on the next closest team in their American League West division
- Houston has a 9-1 record in the last 10 games showing the ability to destroy teams multiple times in the same series
- The Astros have not lost in extra innings so far this year
- They have a runs scored differential of +96
- The Astros have scored 299 runs this year which is tied for the most in the league and averages out to being at least 5 runs per game!
- Star pitcher Dallas Keuchel has a 9-0 record this year with a 1.67 ERA
- Jose Altuve has currently stolen 11 bases, with many more coming
- The Astros have lost only 6 games on the road this year
It is a guess to anticipate how well the Astros will play the rest of the year, but at this point of the season, very few teams look to be competing with Houston. I would not be surprised to see them making a deep run into the postseason this year. Aside from watching the hockey and basketball playoffs, keep an eye on the Houston Astros because they are HOT!