New panic! Jose Altuve leaves Astros game due to this situation (+Video)
If memory serves us now We can say positively that 2023 is the most painful season in Jose Altuve’s 13-year career. At the highest level of the sport of rackets, gloves and balls.
During the New York Yankees’ visit to Minute Maid Park on Friday, the Houston Astros’ star second baseman, in his first opportunity with the bat, hit his left leg when he miscued a delivery from left-hander Carlos Rodon; Although the shift ended, he limped back to the bench and was replaced by Mauricio Dupont.
After the meeting, Astroboy stated that this was the third time he had hit himself in that area during the past week. This was stated by journalist Javier Gonzalez, who covers the current league champions.
The Astros’ manager, Dusty Baker, had previously indicated that he had no update on the condition of his first-choice hitter, however, the NBC Sports portal reported that apparently the X-rays that were applied to the Venezuelan were negative for any fracture, so he should be fine. I’ll be back in the field in a day or two.
Despite the ongoing physical problems and the late start of the tournament, the “little giant” was able to maintain its high offensive level always; Before that single hit on September 1, his batting average was .313, with an on-base percentage of .404, a slugging percentage of .512, an OPS of .916, and an OPS+ of 150, in addition to 79 strikeouts. , 16 doubles, 2 triples, 10 home runs, 57 runs scored, 34 RBIs, 13 stolen bases, 37 walks and 50 strikeouts, all in 64 games.