The Houston Astros are on a roll.
Years ago, before they became a powerhouse in the American League, people would never have expected to hear those words in the same sentence.
But now, things are different.
They’ve won a World Series, been to the ALCS five straight years, and reached the postseason six out of seven years.
They’ve won 10 straight games as well and have been dominating their opponents in the process.
Stats By STATS tweeted an interesting fact, that being that the Astros have allowed just 11 runs over their 10-game winning streak, and that they’re the first team to win 10 straight and allow a dozen or fewer runs since the Baltimore Orioles did it in 1974.
The @astros have allowed 11 runs during their 10-game winning streak.
They're the first MLB team to win 10 straight games in a season while allowing fewer than a dozen runs over that span since the Orioles did so from August 29 to September 7, 1974.
— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) May 12, 2022
Houston, No Problem
This is some unique history.
We’ve seen a fair share of winning streaks over time, but the way the Astros are just flat out dominating their opponents during this streak is impressive.
Despite losing Carlos Correa to the Minnesota Twins, this is still quite a good team that is more than capable of a deep October run.
This is a team that has been there before and knows what it takes to win ballgames.
Any doubts people may have had about them heading into the season after losing Correa have seemingly been put to rest, at least for the time being.
They’ve also got the second-best record in the American League and lead the AL West division by a half game over the resurgent Los Angeles Angels.
It’s no surprise to see them absolutely take apart their opponents.
They’ve been doing it for years now.
We’ll see if they can keep the streak going as they enter a weekend series with the Washington Nationals.