Eight bytes equals a bit, so here are eight interesting byte sized Astros related numbers that equals a bit of information in the 8th edition of Astro Bytes:
27 – Yordan Alvarez has 27 total bases in 10 postseason games this season. Alvarez is 15-for-34 (.421), with four doubles, a triple, two home runs, nine RBI, scored 11 runs and has walked eight times combined in the Houston Astros‘ ALDS and ALCS. Those numbers equal an OBP of .535 and Slugging % of .794.
51 – The Astros were 51-30 at home during the regular season and are 4-1 at Minute Maid Park this postseason. The Braves had a 46-35 record on the road in the 2021 regular season, which is better than their 42-38 home record. During the playoffs the Braves are 5-0 at home and 2-3 on the road.
.375 – The Astros were 12-for-32 with runners in scoring position in the last three games against Boston.
1.4 – Martin Maldonado got the ball to second base in 1.4 seconds (per Alex Cora) when throwing out Alex Verdugo in the seventh inning Friday as part of a strikeout-throw out double play. Maldonado’s average pop time is 1.96 seconds per Baseball Savant, which ranks 12th in MLB. In case you’re wondering, Jason Castro ranks 45th in pop time.
2 – Framber Valdez and Luis Garcia combined to walk two of 47 batters (4.3%) faced in their second starts in the ALCS. In their first starts, the duo combined to walk 6-of-24 batters (25%).
40 – The Astros have scored 40 runs with two outs in their 10 post season games.
97 – Yordan Alvarez’s average exit velocity, max exit velocity and hard hit rate are all in the 97th percentile of Major League Baseball.
4.1 – It hasn’t always been pretty, but two relievers acquired at the trade deadline, Phil Maton and Kendall Graveman combined for 4.1 shutout innings in their final two appearances each over the Red Sox.
The duo allowed only one hit and two walks while striking out five in four combined appearances in Games 4 and 6, including Maton getting a huge out to end the sixth with the tying run on third in Game 6.