The Venezuelan second baseman for the Houston Astros, jose altuvehas seen her clearly in her return to the lineup of the current World Series champions, being as usual the spark of her team and the offensive spark plug at specific moments.
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Still, he’s hit a hit in seven of his eight games so far, hitting .355 overall; product of 11 hits in 31 shifts, with three doubles and a pair of homers; the most recent of them, the seventh Grand Slam of his career, which places him second among Venezuelan hitters in this category.
With that seventh HR to a full house, he surpassed Miguel Cabrera, Antonio Armas, Carlos González and David Concepción; all with six, and equaled Ramón Hernández and Magglio Ordóñez, and was behind Bob Abreu (9) and Andrés Galarraga (10).
Additionally, he accumulates six produced and seven runs scored in his first 36 plate appearances, where he also registers a .444 OBP, a 1.089 OPS and a .450 BABIP, attesting to his good contact ability and ability to put the ball in play with the ball. who is back in action.
His presence improves the Astros
Likewise, his mere presence with the Astros has helped those led by Dusty Baker win six of the eight games in which the Venezuelan has participated.
Even on Monday, his slam with fully congested trails turned the scoreboard at Minute Maid Park; 5-4 at that point in the seventh stretch, despite the fact that Ryan Pressly could not defend the lead and the Twins ended up taking the victory 7-5 in extra innings.
But without a doubt, Altuve has arrived as a beacon for the Spacers, who with a record of 31-22, are three games behind the top of the American League West, occupied by the Texas Rangers (34-19).
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