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Astros' season of futility continues

Posted on: August 11, 2011 12:37 am
 
By Matt Snyder

The Houston Astros lost 6-3 Wednesday night to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The loss dropped the Astros to 38-79, marking the first time in history they were 41 games under .500 (Brian McTaggart via Twitter) at any point in a season -- and there are still 45 games left on the schedule. The current winning percentage, .325, puts the Astros on pace to go 53-109, by far the worst in club history. Only once in franchise history have the Astros ever even fallen below a .400 winning percentage and that was a .398 clip (1975).

Considering Hunter Pence and Michael Bourn are gone -- and ace starter Wandy Rodriguez might soon follow via waivers -- it's pretty much a foregone conclusion the 2011 Astros will be the worst version Houston has ever seen. Barring an absolute miracle, it's an inevitability. Instead, Brad Mills' club will be looking to stave off joining a select group in the annals of Major League Baseball.

Only 21 teams in major-league history have dropped below .300, and it's happened just one time since 1962: The 2003 Tigers. That Tigers team was 43-119. Also, only 11 teams since 1900 have lost 110 times in a season. The Astros are on pace to come right down to the wire on that one. And no big league club has dropped more than 105 games since the 2005 Royals.

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