Houston, we have a problem (in three charts)


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The Houston Astros are 10-23 and have a 0.2 percent chance at the postseason, which they haven’t seen since the 2005 World Series.  Here’s why:

They can’t hit.

They aren’t providing any run support for their starting pitchers.

They don’t field very well.

But they did have a samurai throw out the first pitch last night, so that’s something.

Neil Greenberg analyzes advanced sports statistics for the Fancy Stats blog and prefers to be called a geek rather than a nerd.
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