Close observers of baseball all recognize that home runs and strikeout are up, and many say that the two are connected.
But sportswriter (and a favorite of mine) Joe Posnaski thinks that the reason Houston is doing so well is they are going beyond just accepting that ‘baseball wisdom.’
See this recent article. I think he and they are on to something:
Houston’s Awesome Hitting Feat Is Defying Trends, Joe Posnanski, MLB columnist.