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.


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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Originally published: August 27, 2019. Last Updated: August 27, 2019.