The Astros have been waiting for some time for 30-year old lefty starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez to live up to his vast ability. The wait appears over as he has turned into a dominant starter. Part of the reason for that is that he’s starting to pitch better away from Houston where he dominates. Rodriguez has started 27 games this season for the Astros and he is 12-9 with a 2.93 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP. His strikeouts are also way up as he has 155 of them in 168 2/3 innings. The reason for that is because he’s attacking the strike zone with his fastball. There is no reason to think that Rodriguez won’t finish this season strong and possibly earn some Cy Young Award Votes (he has no chance of winning it).