José Altuve, 21 hits that mark the wake of the sidereal triumph (+ Videos)

Harold Capote Fernández | @batesbeisbol

When back in 2011, when José Altuve reached the big leagues, he was the epicenter of a reconstruction in Houston that had many positive expectations; about four years later that harvest began to pay off with the Astros’ arrival on the postseason field.

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It is no coincidence that the offensive performance of the Venezuelan second baseman has gone hand in hand with the incredible triumphs in the playoffs; In that first chance in 2015, Astroboy’s offensive performance was discreet, going 26-4 for a .153 average, with no home runs, 1 RBI and a pair of runs scored. The Astros outscored the Yankees in the Wild Card Game but lost to the Royals in the Division Series.

2017, what a bang!

After a hiatus in 2016, for 2017 came the explosion and consecration, both for Houston and Altuve; This cast managed to leave behind the Red Sox, Yankees and Dodgers to win the highest honors, having a fundamental contribution with 7 homers on the Creole’s tree.

Against Boston there were 3, sounding the sphericals sent by Chris Sale (2 times) and Austin Maddox, against New York there are 2 being the victims David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle, while in the October Classic Josh Fields and Kenta Maeda witnessed their power on the way to the first Astros coronation.

2018, one also counts

Only one homer could connect that year, this was important to start the transition to a sweep against the Indians in the Division Series; That happens in the first meeting of that instance against the right-hander Corey Kluber, in the Championship Series he could produce little against the Red Sox, averaging .250 (20-5).

2019, MVP strength

Astroboy with his strength was fundamental in an excellent postseason for his cast; in the divisional match he smashed the Rays with 3 hits from four corners against Tyler Glasnow, Charlie Morton and Emilio Pagán.

Against the Bronx Mules, 2 of his blows earned him the Most Valuable Player award. He took her out of the park before Luis Severino and Aroldis Chapman par on a swing, sending their team to the World Series.

2020, it’s five more

This postseason Altuve added new names to his home run roster, the Oakland Athletics and pitchers Jesús Luzardo and Jake Diekman, following up with another great performance against Tampa Bay in the Young Circuit title series.

There he added 3 new hits, disappearing the launches of Blake Snell, Ryan Yarbrough and again Glasnow.

2021, three and what is missing

So far this postseason Astroboy has added a trio of hits to his already long track record, leaving none other than the immortal Derek Jeter; He is already 21 and 1 only separates him from the remembered Bernie Williams, while another 7 are the remaining to catch up with Manny Ramírez.

This year they have been 1 against White Sox and Liam Hendricks, the other two go to the Red Sox account with Tanner Houck and Garrett Whitlock on the mound.


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José Altuve, 21 hits that mark the wake of the sidereal triumph (+ Videos)