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“Sounds Like Aaron Boone”- Skipper Dusty Baker’s Faith Fails To Please Astros Fans After Defending Champions Lose Another Series To ‘Loser’ Team

Published 09/24/2023, 11:00 AM EDT

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After a battle of months, the MLB season is closing to an ultimate end. Whether ensuring the top place finish from their groups or making it through the wild card round, every game has become crucial for teams. It includes the reigning champions, who have lost the last two games and their top place in the AL West. Given these have come against one of the poor-performing teams, doubts about their title defense have poured in. But the Houston Astros’ manager does not think so.

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It has not been the best of the weeks for the Astros. Notably, they once looked set for the top finish and a direct spot in the playoffs, but the cycle has turned for them. They have lost all of their last three series, the latest against the Kansas City Royals. But even after that, skipper Dusty Baker feels the team will make a comeback. Although positivity is fine, fans do not feel the same and have shared their apprehensions on social media.

Even After Shocking Series Loss, Believer Dusty Baker Shows Positives


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When a team is a defending champion and leading their group, everyone expects it to win. But the story has been different for the Houston Astros. They have lost two of their last series against Kansas City Royals, a team that has lost over 100 games this season.

Thus, many feel that the Stars are unlikely to have their hand again on the trophy. The reason is the downfall near the playoffs, which has pushed them back into the wild-card chase. Houston is not facing a challenge from the Seattle Mariners, who are just 0.5 games behind pilling misery for the defending champions.


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Given the challenge, there are possibilities that the Stars could not even get the playoffs bus this season. Their struggle while pitching and batting adds to the wait. The loss 3-2 loss against the Royals is another example of an underperforming squad.

But even after it, Dusty Baker is positive and is not losing confidence in the title defense. According to Brian McTaggart, Baker addressed it as, “I’m a believer in my team and a believer that the cream rises to the top. We’re close.” — Dusty Baker.” With a ton of experience, the statement holds weight,  but it fell short of gaining fan support.

Fans Show Displeasure as the Astros Continue to Lose Grip

It was a steady season for the Houston Astros. And when they again moved to the top spot, it gave fans a lot of hope. But that all has changed with the latest run. Though experienced Baker still thinks that they would make it to the playoffs, fans have their doubts.

Others said the positivity seems to be a mirage.

One fan said the team itself does not believe in the coach.

Another said it was an early exit only.

Few fans don’t want him in the next season.


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Although Dusty Baker looks confident, the sense of insecurity and unhappiness is there in the fans. With other teams upping their game, the fear is real. Thus, do you think the Astros can make a comeback? Let us know in the comments.

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Written by:

Saurabh Saini


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Even after having an engineering background, nothing stopped Saurabh Saini from following his passion and writing about sports. With a sound knowledge of American sports, Saurabh specializes in baseball. Before joining EssentiallySports, Saurabh has written around 800 articles spanning MLB, NFL, and NHL.
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Deepanshi Bajaj