Jose Altuve now has a shocking record


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With a 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees last night, the Houston Astros took a 2-0 lead in the ALCS and will take that lead in Game 3 at Yankee Stadium.

But despite their commanding lead in the ALCS and the fact that they are yet to lose a playoff game, there is a small cause for concern, and that surrounds All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve. .

The 32-year-old is hitless in 23 at bats in October, breaking a tie with Dal Maxvill, who went 0-for-22 for the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1968 World Series against the St. Louis Tigers. Detroit.

He was also taken out eight times and only walked twice.

Altuve struggles in October

It’s quite different from Altuve, which is usually at its best in October.

For his career, Altuve is hitting .267 with 23 homers, 49 RBIs and an .853 OPS in the postseason.

This year has been different, however, and the Astros might be looking to mix up their Game 3 roster a bit to get it going again.

Altuve went deep 28 times and drove 57 times during the regular season, batting for an even .300 batting average.

For some reason Altuve wasn’t himself in October.

Luckily for the Astros, all they needed in Game 2 was a three-point shot from Alex Bregman late in the third inning.

That was enough for left-hander Framber Valdez, who went through seven innings and allowed just two runs.

Still, Altuve’s struggles are cause for concern for the Astros and their fans.

With Houston facing former Astro Gerrit Cole in Game 3, Altuve will be needed to get things going.

Game 3 begins Saturday at 5:07 p.m. EST.




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