Early on in the 2022 season the Houston Astros starting rotation has been hit or miss. Justin Verlander has been solid to spectacular, Framber Valdez has had his moments and even Jake Odorizzi has had a really good outing.
While included here as a guide, this ranking is not based on the Game Score metric alone, because while it tells you how good the pitcher was in general, it doesn’t tell you what your eyes can tell you, for example, how dominant the pitcher was, or wasn’t, on that day.
With only six home games to date, all five of these have occurred on the road. With that in mind, here’s a look at the five best starts of April for the Astros rotation.