2020 has been a complex year for the Venezuelan José Altuve, who went from hiding him from the theft of signs to reproaches for his poor offensive performance during the regular season. But - as is customary - the postseason smiles at his bat, restoring the confidence he needs to back his Astros and continue to make MLB history.
This Wednesday, in the Astros 4-3 win over the Rays in the SCLA's fourth game, Altuve opened the scoring in the first inning with a home run to left field. The fifth he has achieved this postseason and 18th for life in these instances.
The connection, which he landed against Tyler Glasnow, lifts him to No. XNUMX in the postseason home runner rankings, tying him with Hall of Famers Mickey Mantle and Reggie Jackson.
Only Albert Pujols (19), Derek Jeter (20), Bernie Williams (22) and Manny Ramírez (29) remain ahead.
But that is not all. The maracayero dispatched a double in the third inning of that same commitment to reach 39 career RBIs in the postseason and displace Miguel Cabrera as leader of the Venezuelans.
Now, when it comes to the playoffs, Altuve leads the Venezuelans in hits (72), home runs (18) and RBIs (39).
"El Astroboy" is back and his presence at the plate has once again generated fear in rivals.