Aug 11, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; Houston Astros center fielder Carlos Gomez (30) throws the ball infield after catching a line out along the wall against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
With the recent woes on the road for the Astros, it’s very easy to write the team off and say that they can’t compete in 2015 because they can’t win right now. This is the WRONG way to handle a very tough streak on the road, as there’s still a lot of baseball left to be played this season.
You better believe the Astros aren’t writing themselves off inside that clubhouse, as they are still in sole possession of 1st place in the AL West with a lot left to play for. George Springer will be back in September, and Lance McCullers will be back from the minor leagues soon enough.
And while this road trip has been very tough to handle for all Astros fans, it hasn’t been all terrible. There were some positive signs that are worth looking into deeper and not just ugly signs that suggest the team needs some help.
The Astros need to use today’s game to gain some momentum and “salvage” this road trip in San Francisco before heading back to Houston for a home stand against Detroit, Tampa Bay, and Los Angeles. Scott Feldman will pitch for the Astros and oppose Chris Heston. I expect the Astros lineup to attack Heston and get on him early.
With that being said, here are some positive takeaways from what has been a terrible road trip to Dallas, Oakland, and San Francisco:
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