Astros by the numbers for 2010

Here’s a statistical look back at the Astros’ 2010 season:

  • Of the eight teams that made the playoffs this year, the Astros played seven of them and posted a combined 14-35 record (they didn’t play Minnesota). Here’s how they fared against teams that made the playoffs: Yankees (0-3), Rays (1-2), Rangers (1-5), Giants (2-7), Braves (1-5), Reds (5-10), Phillies (4-3).
  • The Astros hit only 108 home runs this year, which is their fewest since hitting 96 while playing home games at the Astrodome in 1992. Their 611 runs scored their fewest since 1994.
  • The Astros were 59-21 when scoring four or more runs and 21-18 in one-run games.
  • The Astros were 44-34 against the NL Central, winning the season series from every team except the Reds.
  • The Astros had seven sweeps and were swept eight times.
  • The Astros were 7-6 in extra-inning games.
  • The Astros had 123 different batting orders in 162 games.
  • The Astros hit three grand slams: Carlos Lee (June 9), Lance Berkman (July 27) and Jason Michaels (Aug. 1).
  • The Astros hit back-to-back home runs only once (Carlos Lee and Hunter Pence on May 9).
  • Only two players had multi-homer games: Carlos Lee (July 28) and Hunter Pence (Aug. 17).
  • Chris Johnson led the Astros in batting (.308), Hunter Pence led the team in home runs (25) and RBIs (91), Jeff Keppinger in doubles (34) and Michael Bourn in triples (six) and stolen bases (52).
  • Brett Myers won the team’s pitching triple crown among starters, leading the club in wins (14), ERA (3.14) and strikeouts (180).
  • Here’s where the Astros ranked in various offensive categories in the 16-team NL: 13th (tied) in triples (25); 14th in hits (1,438), doubles (252), batting average (.247); 15th in runs scored (611), RBIs (571); and last in home runs (108), total bases (1,974), on-base percentage (.303), slugging percentage (.363) and OPS (.667) and walks (409).
  • The Astros struck out 1,025 times, which was the fewest in the NL.
  • Here’s where the Astros ranked in the NL in various pitching categories: second (tied) in quality starts (95); third in saves (45); sixth in runs allowed (729); eighth in strikeouts (1,183); 10th in ERA (4.09), shutouts (10); and 11th (tied) in batting average against (.262).
  • The Astros went 42-39 at home to finish with a winning record in each of the last 10 seasons at Minute Maid Park.
  • The Astros drew 2,331,490 fans in 81 games this year, for an average of 28,784. Since drawing a record 3,022,763 in 2006 (the year after their World Series berth), attendance has dropped four years in a row. The Astros drew 3,020,405 in 2007, 2,779,487 in 2008 and 2,521,076 in 2009. Major League Baseball’s average attendance dropped for the third straight season, falling 1 percent this year.
  • RHP Wilton Lopez stranded 32 of the 33 runners he inherited this year.
  • RHP Brandon Lyon didn’t allow a run in 33 of his last 36 appearances.
  • CF Michael Bourn led the league in stolen bases for the second year in a row with 52.


1 Comment

THIS IS VERY SIMPLE!!!!!!! Drayton! Ed Wade! We do not want to watch a triple A club play major league teams anymore. We are tired of the cheapskatery and we feel like you are personally jipping us! Stop putting an inferior product on the field! Sign some players that we can be excited to watch from opening day on, and we will pay to see your games! If you want attendance up, whicj I’m not sure you do (revenue sharing?), sign Carl crawford or Adam Dunn or Paul Konerko, John Buck, Omar Infante, Victor Martinez, etc… we have provided you the cash to spend, and we expect you to spend it. We won’t pay to watch games anymore just for the sake of being at a game. We want to win, and NOW! I’ve crunched offensive and defensive #’s, and 3 pieces would do it. Crawford/ Dunn in left…….Lee at 1st……..Buck or V-Mart at C…and maybe a Carl Pavano/ Chris Young/ John Garland type in the starting 5. Say 12 – 15 mil for CrawDaddy or Dunn, 5 – 6 m for Buck, and 6 – 7 m for a real starting pitcher, and anyone of these not coming from the Philly trash. (no disrespect to Meyers). Hire a gm with ACTUAL CONNECTIONS TO MULTIPLE TEAMS. S if we were at 80m before arbitration, 30m buys us a playoff berth. Please, don’t make us a joke like KC or PIT.

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