"You can get caught up real easy," he said. "Just as fast as a guy can go 1-for-20, he can go 10-for-20 and they think, 'Wow, this guy is the best player ever.' It all comes in cycles."
The last thing the Astros want to do now is fill the players' heads with complexities.
"The message that we've been delivering to these guys all day is we told them to come out and let your hair down and be nice and loose and have fun," Porter said. "If we continue to play defense and get good pitching, when it all comes together, we're going to hit our stride and win a lot of ballgames."
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