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September 18, 2019
An amazing season by right-hander Gerrit Cole has been punctuated by something no other Astros pitcher has done in more than 30 years.
By striking out Shin-Soo Choo in the sixth inning Wednesday night against the Rangers, Cole became the first pitcher in the Major Leagues this season, and the first Astros pitcher since Mike Scott in 1986, to strike out 300 batters in a season. Scott, who struck out 306 in his National League Cy Young season, and J.R. Richard (1978-79) are the only Astros pitchers to reach 300 in a season. (READ MORE) by Brian McTaggart | MLB.com
The Astros are going back to the postseason. I mean, we’ve known that for weeks, but now it’s official. READ MORE) by Katherine Acquavella & Mike Axisa | CBS Sports. They have not yet clinched the AL West title, however. They’ve only ensured they can finish no worse than the second wild-card team. (
Welcome to the latest installment of 3 Up, 3 Down, our weekly stock watch of who’s streaking and who’s slumping throughout Major League Baseball. Our latest edition includes notes on Gerrit Cole’s dominance, Khris Davis’s return to form and Philadelphia’s fade from the wild-card race. (READ MORE) by Michael Shapiro | Sports Illustrated