Category Archives: Astros Magic Number

Astros Choke Watch/Magic Number Update

Now that the Astros seem have at least temporarily put down the hose and stopped sucking gas for a few days, Red may transition us back to a Magic Number Update.

How it stands right now:

Astros are 1.5 games behind the Rangers.

Magic Number to clinch AL West  is 15

Magic Number to clinch Wildcard Playoff spot is 11

Now go out and beat the previously left for dead Angels.

Astros Choke Watch Replaces Astros Magic Number Update

The Astros Magic Number Update has been temporarily replaced by the Astros Choke Watch.  Astros are now 2.5 games behind the hated Texas Rangers after getting swept in a 4 game series in Arlington.   A combination of 18 Ranger wins and Astros losses will now eliminate the Astros from winning the AL West.  Winning a Wildcard Playoff spot looks increasingly meaningless since it would likely mean a one game playoff in New York and Red can predict how that will come out.