Astros 2014 Review

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Aug 14, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Houston Astros center fielder Dexter Fowler (21) is welcomed back to the dugout by Houston Astros center fielder Jake Marisnick (6) after scoring a run during the second inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports


August saw the returns of Dexter Fowler and Alex Presley as they had been nursing injuries over the summer, along with the debut of Jake Marisnick. Jose Altuve continued to be on a hitting machine for the Astros as he creeped closer and closer to Craig Biggio’s franchise record of 210 hits in a single season. These returns helped the Astros get back to winning more consistently after the disastrous month of July, going 15-14 in the month. Collin McHugh continued to be a dominant part of the rotation, going 3-0 with a 1.91 ERA in 6 starts. The rest of the rotation continued to step up, and became one of the more reliable pitching staffs in the American League.