- Height / Weight
- 5' 6" / 165 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/6/1990 (29)
Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve will try and tie up the World Series at 2-2 in Game 4 against the Nationals on Saturday. Altuve continues to provide exceptional offense at the plate and is slugging .600 in the first three World Series games with three doubles. It has been another fantastic postseason offensively for Altuve, who is slashing .362/.413/.724 in 58 playoff at-bats with five home runs, six doubles, eight runs batted in and 13 runs scored. Altuve will face the Nationals left-hander Patrick Corbin in Game 4 and Altuve is 4-for-12 against left-handed pitching this postseason.
It could've been three doubles for Altuve quite easily, but his first-inning line drive was snagged by Robles in center. He was seeing Anibal Sanchez better than anyone in this Astros lineup and he doubled down in the third and fifth innings, hitting doubles and scoring in both. It was a much-needed performance from Altuve, who has struggled in the first two games of the series after being the best hitter all playoffs long. They'll need Altuve against the lefty in game 4.
Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve went 3-for-5 with one double in the Astros 12-3 loss to the Nationals in Game 2 of the World Series. Altuve is now hitting .400 through the first two games of the series but the Nationals offensive onslaught was too much in this game. The Astros are now down 2-0 as they head to Washington with hopes of getting back into the series. In five postseason games on the road this season, Altuve is slashing .316/.409/.684 through 19 at-bats.