Astros second baseman Jose Altuve came into Monday leading all of baseball with 220 hits. No one else had more than 193, so he’s way ahead of the pack.
Altuve is also 5-foot-6, so sometimes getting to a high pitch can be a challenge. On Monday night, he literally left his feet trying to reach a high fastball.
Weird. I assume this was part of a hit and run attempt, but since this was an Astros-Rangers game surely no one was watching so I guess we’ll never know for sure.
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The Houston Astros may be the most data-driven organization in baseball, or at least the one most willing to try new ideas. Yet there are no statistical models that would project the smallest player in the majors to be the game’s best hitter.
That is what Jose Altuve is, as measured by batting average. Before Tuesday’s game at Yankee Stadium, Altuve was leading the major leagues, at .339. He led the ...
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