Curious stats time:

The Astros are 1-5 at the Trop.

The D-Rays are 1-4 at MMP

In all three decided divisional series, the home team lost its elimination game.

More curious stats, this time about the impact of "possible" pitch tipping in Game #5

AB R H RBI LOB Avg 1 33 6 9 4 8 0.273 2 34 3 10 3 8 0.294 3 35 3 7 3 7 0.200 4 31 1 6 1 5 0.194 5 32 6 8 6 4 0.250 165 19 40 17 32 0.242 |

Game #5 stats - 1st six batters (5 for 6, a 2B, 4 runs - .833 Avg);

Game #5 Stats - rest of the game (3 for 26, 2 HR, 2 runs - .115 Avg)

Game #2 - #5 stats - 31 for 132, 13 runs - .235 Avg

Game #2 - #5 stats (excluding the 1st six AB's) 26 for 129, 9 runs, .206 Avg)

Pure conjecture, but based on their anemic hitting - essentially thru the last five games (excluding the tipping runs) - how likely would it be that the Astros have still playing today?

Kudos to whoever discovered the pitch tipping, to the batters that cashed in on those pitches, and to the pitchers have been crucial to the Astros getting to the ALCS!