Astros Bytes: 8 interesting numbers on the Houston Astros Vol. 3

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Eight bytes equals a bit, so here are eight interesting byte sized Houston Astros related numbers that equals a bit of information in the third edition of Astro Bytes:

.313 – Jake Meyers is batting .313 both at home (32 AB) and on the road (48 AB) over his first 80 MLB at bats.

5 – Cristian Javier appeared in only five games in August for a total of 8.1 innings, giving up seven hits, 3 runs (all earned) while striking out 10 and walking five.  Javier’s last appearance was August 25th in Kansas City.

4.3 – Jose Urquidy’s BB% of 4.3% is in the top 4% of the league for 2021 and in 148 career innings his BB% is 4.8.

1 – Ryan Pressly has given up 1 extra base hit (a double) on 283 sliders thrown this year, covering 75 at bats.  Opponents are batting .133 on the pitch, which Pressly throws 35.5% of the time.

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.442 – Michael Brantley’s batting .442 on sinkers with a HardHit% of 52.2 and a Whiff% of only 8.1.

26 – Kyle Tucker’s batting average (.278) is 26 points below his xBA (.304). The .304 xBA is in the top 2% of the league.

3 – Framber Valdez has walked only three batters total in his last three starts covering 20.2 innings while striking out 18.  In the 2 starts previous to those, Valdez walked 7 in 12.2 innings.

17 – Aledmys Diaz is 0-for-17 since a seventh inning single on August 25th to score Jake Meyers and to pull the Astros within a run in a game they eventually won in the 10th.

The Astros open a three-game series in San Diego on Friday night, with the first pitch scheduled for 9:10 p.m. as Jose Urquidy returns to the rotation while facing the San Diego Padres Jake Arrieta.

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