2B,3B,SS - BAL
Hanser Alberto hit leadoff against lefty Martin Perez and went 2-for-4 with a single and a double, driving in three runs. He also got hit by a pitch, stole a base, and scored a run in the 13-1 victory over the Red Sox.
Alberto finally broke out of his slump, as he was hitting just .261/.283/.313 over the last month. If you need a batting average boost in this final weekend, scoop Alberto up off the waiver wire if he's still there.
Hanser Alberto hit leadoff on Sunday against the Rays, going 2-for-4 with two singles and a run scored. The Orioles won, 2-1.
Alberto has truly been an empty average this season, as his .286 average is supplemented by just three homers and 17 RBI. His 32 runs are nice, but he's unlikely to bat leadoff as much as he did in 2021 as the Orioles start piecing together a better lineup.
Hanser Alberto went 1-for-4 in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Rays, hitting a solo homer. The Orioles lost, 10-6.
Alberto surprisingly did damage against a righty, so hopefully this is a sign of things to come. While the .287 average is nice, the .712 OPS and lack of steals leaves a lot to be desired, even as a backup middle infielder. All in all, he's been ten percent worse than league average with the bat this year.
Hanser Alberto hit eighth and went 0-for-3 against the Braves on Tuesday. The Orioles lost, 5-1.
Alberto is scuffling at the dish lately, slashing just .154/.154/.154 over his last seven games. He will face a lefty on Wednesday, so there's a great chance he turns this slump around.
Hanser Alberto went 2-for-5 against the Mets on Wednesday, hitting two singles and driving in a run. The Orioles lost, 7-6.
Alberto has been scuffling over his last seven games, hitting just .233/.258/.233. Alberto hits lefties much better than righties, and he has seen a lot of righties lately. He will likely snap out of this funk when he sees a lefty, but this outcome should not be too surprising.