Can The Houston Astros have another 100 Win Season.
The Question Has Been Who Will Win The American League West. Before the Season Started I Said the Houston Astros would win the A.L. West.
But Here's the New $64.000 Question Can The Houston Astros Win 100 Games or More for the Third Straight Year... To that Question I Say Yes and Here's Why.
Let's Start With this Past Weekend when the A.L. West Leading Seattle Mariners Came to town. What Happened you asked, The Astros Swept the Mariners and with some Fantastic Heroics.
Let's Start with Friday, Jose Altuve and Yuli Gurriel Both Hit Grand Slams and the Astros Poured Out 16 Hits in a 10-6 Win.
Then On Saturday, Justin Verlander Struck out 11 in 6 innings in a 3-1 victory. The Mariners Did get a Good Outing out of Felix Hernandez.
Let's Move to Sunday, Gerrit Cole Follows Up Verlander's Performance with 11 K's In 6 Innings and the Bullpen Pitched 3 No-Hit Innings and Alednys Diaz Hit the Game Winning Home Run In the 7th to Give the Astros a 3-2 Win.
Now I know it was Just 1 Series Against The Mariners This was Just the First of 19 Total Meetings Between These 2 Ballclubs. But if this Weekend Was any indication, this Season in the American League West is going to be Very interesting
There's Some Other Things to Keep in Mind...
No.1- Jose Altuve, He's Back and he's Healthy and his Numbers Have Shown It
.328/.371./.828. And as a team the Astros Have Been Hitting the Ball to it's not just Been Altuve, .280/.349/.471/ Jose Altuve Could Be A.L. MVP Before it's all Said and Done.
No.2- The Pitching and the Bullpen, Justin Verlander Is one of the Best Pitchers in the American League. He's 2-0 with a 3.52 ERA and if He's Hot Going into the Summer Lookout Because He will be Hard to Beat. And Now Let's think about the Bullpen For a Moment If there's a Relief Pitcher I would Want on My Team I would take 2 Of them In a Heartbeat They would Be Roberto Osuna He has the Best ERA With a 1.08 and 7 Saves to Go With it and the Other Closer I would want is Collin McHugh Because Right Now He's 2-1 with a 2.65 ERA.
The Astros Will Win Over 100 Games This Season, Now Here's My Take. The Astros Did sweep The First Place Seattle Mariners and Yes The Mariners Are Red Hot At the Moment I will not Deny that at all. But The Good thing all of these Excellent Wins for the Astros have Not come against the Cellar Dwellers Of the American League Central and I won't go into that. All Of Houston's Wins have Come Against the Oakland A's, The Seattle Mariners and the New York Yankees.
So the Bottom Line is this, The Astros Will win Over 100 Games and you can go to the Bank On that and I Predict the Houston Astros Will Be World Series Champions Because they have The Team that Can Do it.