Houston's quest to catch '62 Mets

Bud Norris is Houston's ace, but he'd be a back-end starter for most clubs. AP Photo/Pat Sullivan

After losing their fifth game in the row on Monday, the Houston Astros dropped to 10-29, the worst record in baseball. That comes out to a winning percentage of .256, just a hair above the .250 mark (40-120) that the 1962 Mets managed in their first season of play. This has everyone wondering: Can the Astros break that mark and become the new gold standard of futility?