Despite multiple injuries, the Astros still have a 41-20 record and are nine games up in the AL West. When the team was healthy, they did an excellent job building up a lead to lessen the blow Kevin Chapman Jersey. Typically, teams battling injuries play .500 ball, but the Astros keep winning series. After sweeping the Athletics, they won again last night behind Josh Reddick and four solid innings from Framber Valdez Robinson Chirinos absolutely crushed a homer as well.They are doing this without Jose Altuve, George Springer, Aledmys Diaz, and Carlos Correa. You would have thought that the Astros would have panicked and brought up Yordan Alvarez to add a power bat to the lineup missing three stars. However, that is not how Jeff Luhnow rolls. He is very deliberate and patient about things when it could affect money down the road. Instead of bringing up Alvarez, they brought up some depth options in Jack Mayfield, Myles Straw, and Derek Fisher. We will see who goes once the boys come back to town, but most Astros fans have enjoyed watching Straw’s elite base running skills Straw is also one of the most added players in Fantasy Baseball after his three stolen base game. When is the Super 2 cutoff? No one really knows when it is, but it tends to fall around Jeff Luhnow’s birthday. The Astros think long-term before short-term, which is the only reason Alvarez has not been promoted. Also, will we see Kyle Tucker in 2019? He is hitting well, but the Astros may hold him out to slow down his arbitration clock with the entire outfield becoming free agents after 2020. They will need Tucker to be part of the long-term future, but all the focus right now is on Alvarez.Why even bring your bat when you’ve been intentionally walked in five of your last seven plate appearances?