I posted a few numbers yesterday, but now Baseball-Reference.com, the world’s greatest Web site, has all three Astros games in their total dismalness.
Here’s one that jumped out at me: The defensive batting average on balls in play is .378. Put another way, the team defensive efficiency is .622. Which is lousy. An average team is up near 70 percent on turning balls in play into outs.
It’s not the pitchers, either. Only 14 percent of the balls hit off Astros pitchers were classified as line drives, which is a good number. Fly balls should be outs. Ground balls should be outs. Line drives are usually hits.