The healthy, successful season of the Astros pitching staff makes the postseason decisions challenging.
The last time the Astros broke their record for consecutive shutouts was in 2012, it was three games.
The outcome is a pitching staff that general manager James Click has had the most flexibility with during his time with the Astros.
Prior to Wednesday's game, Houston and the Los Angeles Angels shared the American League lead with 17 shutouts each this season.
Stanek remarked, "I think you've seen it almost by the lack of roster changes we've had to make."