José Altuve is that type of player that many consider a mirage after the sign theft scandal of 2017, which involved the team of the stars; however, at the point of hits he has been responsible for covering many mouths in recent years of action in the Majors.
He echoed his power again Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park against the Arizona Dbacks, opening his 12th game this year with a home run.
While it is true it was the 27th homer for ‘Astroboy’, it also served to match George Springer within the franchise with this type of feat.
The former Los Angeles outfielder – today with the Blue Jays – accomplished this feat in the 2019 campaign, falling one short of Alfonso Soriano’s record, who in 2003 with the Yankees opened 13 games with home runs.
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Not content with that hit from four corners, in the bottom of the sixth inning, the waiter again hit a huge home run against Ian Kennedy’s shipments and thus consummate his first multi-home run game this season and the eighth of his career in the Major Leagues. since 2015.
This superb performance with the Altuve wood served him to reach 14 games of three or more hits in this 2022 campaign and the No. 178 for life, with which he displaced Magglio Ordóñez among the Creoles with the most matches of this nature in the Major Leagues.
Only Miguel Cabrera (247) and Omar Vizquel (188) surpass the one from Puerto Cabello on this select list, and who is also two points away from .300 in this final stretch of the season.
José Altuve has accumulated 28 home runs this season. His top is those 31 home runs that he dispatched in the 2019 and 2021 seasons.