2B - HOU
Jose Altuve had a monster night at the plate in Houston's 10-2 win over Arizona. He finished 3-for-4 with two home runs, a double, a walk and four runs scored.
What an evening for the veteran infielder. He is up to 28 home runs on the season to go with a solid .298 batting average and .387 on-base percentage. After his sluggish start, he has proven to be worthy of an early round pick once again.
Jose Altuve (elbow) is not in the starting lineup Thursday vs the Orioles.
Altuve left Wednesday's game early after being hit by a pitch on the elbow. The Astros say the goal is for Altuve to be back in the lineup Friday. Aledmys Diaz will bat 2nd and play 2B.
Jose Altuve left Wednesday's game early after being hit by a pitch on his elbow.
Altuve did not immediately leave the game, however. He stayed in to field in the next inning but was eventually replaced by Mauricio Dubon. Altuve is considered day-to-day.
Jose Altuve went 2-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored in Houston's 5-0 win over the Rays Tuesday.
Altuve continues to be the prototypical leadoff hitter, as he's done all season. The veteran second baseman is hitting .294 with a .381 on-base percentage. He has jacked 25 homers, swiped 18 bags and scored 92 runs this season.
Astros 2B Jose Altuve hit a leadoff home run to being the game Monday, finishing 2-for-4 with the home run and two runs scored in a 4-0 win over the Rays.
This was the 32nd time of the future Hall of Famers career that he led off a ballgame going deep. It was his 11th leadoff home run this season, easily leading the majors. He's up to 25 jacks on the season.