The Houston Astros enter 2018 with aspirations to repeat as World Series champions. Last year the Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in a seven-game World Series for the ages. With every Jose Altuve home run or George Springer clutch hit, the electricity at Minute Maid Park only seemed to increase.
The 2017 World Series champs have no reason to believe they can’t compete for a World Series championship again in 2018. The reigning American League MVP, Jose Altuve, leads a young team that is hungry to win even more. With Altuve at second base and young studs Carlos Correa and Alex Bregman on the left side of the infield, Houston has one of the best infields in the big leagues. In the outfield the 2017 World Series MVP, George Springer, plays between Josh Reddick and defensive wizard Marwin Gonzalez. Gonzalez has played every position except for pitcher and catcher for the Astros. Last year the Astros led the majors in hits, runs, and total bases. Manager A.J. Hinch has plenty of assets at his disposal to carry over the success of this offensive juggernaut.
The two-headed monster at the top of the Astros’ rotation was instrumental to last year’s postseason run. Former Cy Young award winners Dallas Keuchel and Justin Verlander will both return for 2018 with their eyes on another trip to the World Series. With plenty of postseason experience now under their belts, expect improvement from Lance McCullers, Collin McHugh, and Charlie Morton as well. The January trade for Gerrit Cole should make Houston’s starting rotation even deeper.
Be sure to check out the defending champions at Minute Maid Park as they aim to repeat in 2018! Whether it’s the short porch in left field or the light pole in center field, Minute Maid Park is filled with exciting baseball. Luxury suites at Minute Maid Park accommodate groups of 14 – 20 guests. A private suite for an Astros game will include VIP parking passes and private entry into the stadium. Inside the suite, you can find first-class amenities such as HDTVs, upscale furnishing, a spacious floor plan, Wi-Fi and premium seating in and extended out of your suite. In-suite catering can be purchased at an additional cost in advance. An Astros suite attendant will also be on hand to help with all your game day necessities. Whether your suite purchase is for business or please, a Houston Astros suite is perfect for any occasion.