The Houston Astros have been one of the more pleasant surprises thus far in the 2015 MLB season, as they’ve ascended the ranks of the AL West division and are in position to make it back to the playoffs for the first time since 2005. All of this, after everyone thought they were still another year or two away from simply being a contender. Houston has received excellent starting pitching with Dallas Keuchel and Collin McHugh leading the way, and while their offense struggles with strikeouts, George Springer, Jose Altuve and rookie sensation Carlos Correa combine to give opposing defenses fits on a regular basis.
Astros fans have already seen through the first few months that this team is special, all the while paying just over $86 for tickets on average this year. Heading into July, we can see the value in Astros tickets more than ever, as the team has some marquee matchups lined up, yet still doesn’t ever top $130 in any game on the month.
To get a better idea as to how good Astros fans have it, let’s break down Houston’s cheapest and most expensive games on the schedule for July, with information provided by Razorgator:
Cheapest – 7/6/2015 @ Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field | Avg: $32 | Get-in: $4
The cheapest Houston Astros tickets in July are for a game on the road against an underrated Indians team that can field elite pitching and can produce offense in flashes. It’s not a matchup Houston’s strong pitching staff can’t handle, but their bats will probably need to come ready to match Cleveland’s potential firepower. These two clubs met in Houston to kick off the 2015 campaign back in early-April, with the Indians surprisingly taking two of three. Regardless of how it goes down, Astros and Indians tickets are a paltry $32 on average, while fans can get in to see this one for just $4.
Most Expensive – 7/23/2015 VS. Boston Red Sox at Minute Maid Park | Avg: $128.39 | Get-in: $22
Things could get interesting in late-July, when the Astros welcome a surging Red Sox clan to Minute Maid Park. Boston still rests at the bottom of the AL East, but has seen their offense pick it up considerably as of late. They’re entering July on a three-game winning streak, and have pulled within six games of first-place in the division. Luckily for the Astros, Boston’s pitching has been abysmal all season, so as long as Houston’s pitching comes through, their hard-hitting offense can take care of the rest. Either way, it’s a nice home matchup with some strong offense on both sides, yet the average ticket is barely over $128.