Astros fans in full panic mode after another loss to lowly Rockies

Astros pitcher Jose Urquidy. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Astros pitcher Jose Urquidy. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports /

The Houston Astros are in free fall, having lost nine of their last 10 games, and some fans don’t know how to cope with the slump.

Just two weeks ago, Houston Astros fans had reason to feel great about the 2021 season.

Since April 8, things have gone terribly, horribly, very, very bad for Houston.

The Astros have lost nine of their last 10. That would be bad enough, but the most recent two losses were part of a sweep by the Colorado Rockies, who are dead last in MLB standings.

Houston is the only team to be swept by Colorado since August of 2020.

It’s not like either of those games were close either. Colorado won 6-2 and 6-3 on Tuesday and Wednesday. Houston collectively batted .161 in the series.

Astros fans are wondering if its time to hit the panic button

Reactions from Astros fans after Wednesday’s loss varied between frustration, despair and disappointment.

Maybe it’s the weather that has Houston in the dumps?

It was like a snow globe at Coors Field on Wednesday.

If not now, when can the panic begin? Inquiring minds want to know.

There were some reasonable explanations for the slump.

Rationalizations and context also followed.

Forget panic, some Astros fans have just accepted their lot in life.

It’s a long season, but Houston has dug themselves a sizable hole to climb out of. They’re 7-10 and last in the AL West. Fortunately, they started 6-1. Otherwise, that record would look a whole lot worse.

Just before the free fall began, the Astros split a two-game series with the Angels in Los Angeles. They’ll hope to get their groove back against the Halos in Houston this time. This time, a four-game series awaits.

The pitching staff hasn’t exactly gotten the job done lately, but Zack Greinke will pitch again on Friday. He’s the only starter in this stretch to manage a win. The last one didn’t spark a revival, but the next one might.

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