Astros: Three Players Trending Down As The Team Stumbles

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Jake Marisnick
OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Jake Marisnick /

As the Astros drop five of the last seven games, who’s dropped in the trends?

It’s not earth-shattering news, but your World Champion Astros seemed to have found themselves in a funk. Dropping five of the last seven games, the struggling Astros find themselves looking up at the Angels. There are some shining stars on this team trending up but let’s look at who’s trending the opposite way.

Here are three guys who seem to have entered a dismal early season slump.

Trending Down: Marwin Gonzalez

In his last seven games, Marwin Gonzalez has a paltry .130 batting average. The super utility player has seen 23 at-bats and only managed three hits, three walks and driving in one run. While it’s no surprise the offense as a whole is struggling to make contact, Marwin seems to be in a downward slump of his own. Last season he was swinging a smooth .303 and led the team in RBI with 90. He has a slow start this season. Could he be a one-hit wonder? We’re not sure what’s going on, but the ’Stros are hoping he climbs out of this funk soon.

Trending Down: Brad Peacock

These articles are never fun to write and quite frankly, unpredictable. Just last week on the trending up list, makeshift closer Brad Peacock suddenly finds himself on the wrong side of the arrow. After starting the season with a 0.00 ERA, Peacock pitched three games last week going 3.2 combined innings giving up five hits, and four earned runs three of them being long balls losing the game on an extra-inning walk-off homer to the Twins. His ERA is now at 4.15. Listen, bullpens go through these kinds of things, but from what we’ve seen from Peacock early, we didn’t expect him to be on this list. I’m confident he will find the zone again soon and show flashes of what he was able to do in his six games.

Trending Down: Jake Marisnick

Can you trend further downward? Apparently, Jake Marisnick has found a way to accomplish that. After starting the season going 6-for-28 and batting .188, Marisnick has been hitless in the last four games played. He’s seen 13 at-bats coming up short each time striking out ten times and taking no walks, again. His batting average is now a team-low .111 scoring only one run all season. Did I mention he struck out four times on Tuesday?

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The offense has definitely been slumping, and that’s a fact. They scored a total of 23 runs in seven games while allowing 27. This is the product of a slumping offense. Four no-hit games certainly don’t help. Leaving runners stranded has become the trend in itself.

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