With their 11-2 loss to the Brewers Friday night, the Astros are pushing into record territory. Friday was the eighth time this year the Astros have been dusted by nine or more, and that’s against no victories of that size.
Since 1962, when the Astros started play, only 12 teams have gone winless in blowouts of that size. They are the 1977 Seattle Mariners, the ’94 Pirates, the ’69 Padres, the 2005 Diamondbacks, the 1968 Senators, the 1968 Seattle Pilots, the 2006 Nationals, the 1977 Braves, the 1979 Blue Jays, the 1997 Reds, the 1978 Athletics and the 2005 Orioles.
Here’s the table, courtesy of Baseball Reference:
You might have noticed that none of those teams were good. The ’77 Mariners were 64-98. The ’94 Pirates were 53-61 in a strike year, so losing 10 by nine or more is actually an even more remarkable achievement. That Padres team was 52-110. And the 2005 Diamondbacks were 77-85.