Diamond: The Astros' secret weapon: tons of strikeouts and never striking out

From Jared Diamond at the Wall Street Journal on August 27, 2019:

The Houston Astros are among the favorites to win the World Series, and the reason is shockingly simple: They are really, really good at hitting the ball and really, really good at preventing their opponents from hitting it.

This explanation might sound insultingly obvious.

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The Astros are on the verge of becoming the first team in modern history to finish a season with the most strikeouts on the mound and the fewest strikeouts at the plate.

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