After their utterly miserable weekend in Oakland, the Astros' bullpen ranks among the bottom third of the majors in ERA.
The Astros relievers' combined 4.48 ERA coming into Tuesday ranked 21st, worse than even rebuilding teams like the Padres (4.32), White Sox (4.38) and Phillies (4.46). Narrow the sample to the second half of the season only and the Astros fare even worse. Their 5.16 bullpen ERA since the All-Star break ranks 25th.
Naturally, a not insignificant concentration of the runs scored against Astros relievers recently have come against those who won't be on their postseason roster.
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