The Houston Astros are three wins shy of their fourth World Series in the last six years following their win in Game 1 of the ALCS last night over the New York Yankees.
The starting pitching has been mostly good, with the bullpen also doing its fair share to keep the opposition at bay.
Houston got a bye to the ALDS and swept the Seattle Mariners.
In fact, they have yet to lose a game this postseason.
But there’s one statistic that their MLB.com beat writer Brian McTaggart revealed on Twitter that might just be a little bit troubling for fans.
While they’ve won all four of their postseason games, they’ve only had three hits with runners in scoring position.
The Astros have more wins this postseason (4) than they do hits with runners in scoring position (3).
— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) October 20, 2022
Astros’ RISP Struggles
Obviously, given that the Astros are winning their games, this isn’t a major issue.
But when runners are on base, big hits to bring them home are what is needed.
The Astros have certainly had more than their fair share of opportunities with runners in scoring position.
For some fans, this might be a little concerning.
At the same time, the pitching has been carrying them and they are still undefeated this October.
The team came up with clutch hits in the first two games of the division series and again in the 18th inning of Game 3.
So again, while this may concern Astros fans just a bit, it’s nothing worth freaking out over.
What matters is that the time is still finding ways to win ballgames and that they have yet to lose a game this postseason.