ALW Standings-AL BA Race, thru 07/26/17

Following today’s 7/27/17 travel day, the Astros start a 3-game weekend series with the Tigers in Detroit on Friday night, 7/28/17.

 

AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST STANDINGS

THROUGH GAMES OF WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 2017 

RANK AL WEST W L PCT. GB
1 ASTROS 67 34 .663  
2 MARINERS 51 52 .495 17.0
3 RANGERS 49 52 .485 18.0
4 ANGELS 49 53 .480 18.5
5 ATHLETICS 44 57 .436 23.0

 

ASTRO*NOTES

Thump. That loud thud you may still be hearing as an echo from the game last night is no big deal. Yeah, we know. The 9-0 goose egg loss that the Astros took on the chin from the Phillies last night was their worst of the season, but let’s keep in mind what big fat divisional leads really mean in total at this time in the season. Nobody takes anything for granted and we also learn more the hard way on night like yesterday’s about what can happen to a great hitting club on any game day against a pitcher who is really on his game.

The Altuve Beat Goes On. Aaron Nola of the Phillies was just on top of every batter, save one, some little guy named Jose Altuve. – Altuve went 2 for 4 to raise his league leading batting average by .001 points from Tuesday’s .364 to Wednesday’s .365.

Go figure. Even the baseball gods, so far, continue to issue Senor Jose a free daily disaster pass. Let’s hope and pray to (the real) God that little Altuve’s dementedly nail-biting enthusiasm for both finger-armor nibbling and “hitting them where they ain’t” continues unabashedly – and all the way to the baseball world’s Promised Land. – If you need further directions as to where that place is – well – you’re probably not reading this little bounce of early morning Houston baseball joy in the first place.

Little Echoes from the Land of Faded Glory. Here are Wednesday’s scores from the AL West:

Phillies 9 – Astros 0.

Red Sox 4 – Mariners 0.

Marlins 22 – Rangers 10.

Indians 10 – Angels 4.

Blue Jays 3 – Athletics 2.

Thank You, AL West brethren! Thanks also go out to the other four members of the AL West for also losing all of their games on the same night that our boys took the drubbing in Philly. As a result, the Astros didn’t lose any ground of their monumentally large lead, but their rivals lost a whole day of make-up-opportunity.

 

AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING AVERAGE LEADERS

THROUGH GAMES OF WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 2017

RANK PLAYER TEAM AB H 2B 3B HR BA
1 JOSE ALTUVE HOU 386 141 32 2 15 .365
2 JEAN SEGURA SEA 310 101 20 0 6 .326
3 BEN GAMEL SEA 309 100 19 3 6 .324
NR * MARWIN GONZALEZ HOU 268 86 16 0 18 .321
4 CARLOS CORREA HOU 325 104 18 1 20 .320
5 JOSE RAMERIZ CLE 376 120 31 5 17 .319
6 ERIC HOSMER KC 383 122 20 1 16 .319
7 DUSTIN PEDROIA BOS 332 103 17 0 6 .310
8 AARON JUDGE NYY 342 106 13 3 32 .310
9 GEORGE SPRINGER HOU 368 114 22 0 27 .310
10 STARLIN CASTRO NYY 316 97 14 1 12 .307
12 JOSH REDDICK HOU 311 95 24 3 9 .305
23 YULI GURIEL HOU 342 99 27 0 13 .289

NR * = NEEDS MORE “AB”S TO QUALIFY FOR RANKING.

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle

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