The 2017 MLB season has officially passed the first quarter mark, and as of June 4, the biggest question is can anyone slow down the runaway train Houston Astros? The Astros finished the month of May with a 20-7 record and have continued to be red hot in June as the Astros look to move to a perfect 3-0 in the month as they try to sweep the Texas Rangers on Sunday afternoon from Arlington.
According to an SB Nation report, while you can never truly say that a team is unbeatable and is World Series bound this early in the season on June 4, Houston is very quietly off to one of the best starts in baseball history. The Houston Astros have an incredible 12.5 game lead over the L.A. Angels in the American League West division, and they also have 19 comeback wins to their credit. Some teams don't earn that many come from behind victories in an entire year!
The Houston Astros' dominance really is something to behold so far in 2017, and now with the team with the best record earning home-field advantage in the World Series (now that MLB finally threw out that controversial rule that the winning all-star team earns their league home field advantage in the fall classic) don't be surprised if Astros fans start to get pennant fever in August if this keeps up!