August Astros Report and Personal Note
Some of you may be wondering why you didn’t receive my monthly report on the Astros for August. Nobody did. On Saturday. August 29, I suffered a fall at home that resulted in a fracture in one of the bones that is part of the hip bone structure. I was taken to the hospital and underwent surgery on Monday August 31 in what was essentially a hip replacement.
I have since been moved to a rehab facility where I will remain until I have regained enough strength to get around on my own. With reduced access to the Internet and other means of communication, I cannot follow the team as closely as usual, but I do know that the Astros were 15-13 in the month finished in first place in the AL West in August for the 5th straight month, The sixth month will be the hardest since each AL West team plays a home-and-home series against the others..
Starting pitching carried the Astros in August. Scott Feldman (1-0, 1.33 ERA), Collin McHugh (2-2, 1.89), Dallas Keuchel.(4-1, 1.94) and Mike Fiers (2-0, 2.25) were all outstanding. Keuchel won his third AL Pitcher of the Month award this season and Fiers pitched a no-hitter against the Dodgers in the first Astro game I attended this year.
The offense struggled in August. Jose Altuve was back on track batting .375 for the month but no others were over .300. However, the Astros maintained their Major League lead in home runs.
Hopefully, I will be back to help celebrate some good news in another month