Pence working to bring Astros out of cellar
Friday, June 17, 2011
HOUSTON (AP) -- Hunter Pence ranks in the top five in the National League in batting average, RBIs, doubles and hits. His recent 23-game hitting streak is the second longest in the majors this season.
So why is Houston's star right fielder unhappy?
Simple. His success hasn't translated into more wins for the Astros, who have the worst record in baseball.
Pence says he feels guilty that Houston hasn't been to the playoffs since his move to the majors in 2007. He takes losing personally and says it doesn't matter how well he's doing, because if the Astros aren't winning he and the team feel like they're "letting the city down."