Can they improve their road woes?
Last year the Astros finished with a 33-48 record on the road, as they compiled the worst road record for any team qualifying for the 2015 postseason. Oddly enough, their pitching struggled mightily on the road posting a 3.95 ERA, in comparison to a 3.22 ERA at home. The offense didn’t fare much better as the team combined for a meager .310 OBP and .723 OPS away from home. Their high propensity for strikeouts was particularly magnified as the team struggled all season in opposing ballparks. Championship caliber teams typically play at least .500 ball on the road, so the Astros must improve their play away from Minute Maid Park if they hope to be perennial contenders.