Some interesting Astros stats
Here are some interesting stats from Astros-land, prior to Sunday:
- Astros pitchers are first in the NL with a .346 batting average (9-for-26).
- Astros pinch-hitters are hitting .308, which is tied for third in the NL.
- Jeff Keppinger’s .533 batting average againast left-handers ranks second in the NL.
- The Astros’ bullpen had thrown 11 consecutive scoreless innings entering Sunday.
- Astros starters have posted a 2.81 ERA in the last nine games. The Astros are 7-3 in those games.
- Lance Berkman’s first home run of the season will tie him with Reggie Smith for fifth-place all-time for switch-hitters. He has 313 homers.
- The Astros are 6-2 when scoring four or more runs, and 1-8 when scoring three or fewer.
- Four of the Astros’ five starting pitchers are from their own farm system: Bud Norris, Roy Oswalt, Felipe Paulino and Wandy Rodriguez. The only one that’s not is Brett Myers, who signed a free agent before this season.