Jose Altuve #27
Major League Baseball players play a demanding and arduous 162-game schedule in 183 days. That’s correct, only 21 off days in six months. After a rare day off yesterday, snapping a 202 consecutive games-played streak, Houston Astros All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve was back to his usual self by going 4-for-4 (seventh 4-hit game this season, six on the road) to spark the Astros to a 7-5 road win over the Minnesota Twins. Two of Altuve’s four hits came on 0-2 counts, with the most important one coming in the sixth inning to load the bases for Carlos Correa when the Astros were down 4-2. Correa singled scoring two runs to tie the game, 4-4.
QUOTE: “He looked refreshed. I don’t think he ever has too much of a bad day. But he came out with some fresh legs and the normal swing that he has. He’s just continuing a remarkable season and doing just about everything you could ask out of a player,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. “He’s always on base. He’s been a key component, obviously, and the biggest piece of this puzzle,” Correa said, about Altuve.