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:

  1. Houston is undefeated against the National League with a 5-0 record
  2. The Astros have a a winning percentage of .709! That is absolutely insane
  3. They are 12.5 games up on the next closest team in their American League West division
  4. Houston has a 9-1 record in the last 10 games showing the ability to destroy teams multiple times in the same series
  5. The Astros have not lost in extra innings so far this year
  6. They have a runs scored differential of +96
  7. 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!
  8. Star pitcher Dallas Keuchel has a 9-0 record this year with a 1.67 ERA
  9. Jose Altuve has currently stolen 11 bases, with many more coming
  10. 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!



Sources: CBS Sports Baseball Standings, Astros Featured Image, CBS Sports Houston Astros