Little Giant’ Jose Altuve (33, Houston Astros), who had been away for a while due to injury, returned. It is expected to be of great help in the team’s ranking competition. Houston will have a home game against the Texas Rangers on the 27th (Korean time) at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, USA.
Prior to the game, good news came from Houston. Altuve returns from injury. In addition, Altuve immediately started as the team’s first and second baseman. Earlier this month, Altuve was placed on the injured list after suffering pain in his side during batting practice earlier this month. This is the second injury suffered this season.
Altuve suffered a fracture of his right thumb after being hit by a pitch during the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) in March. The return of batting leader Altuve means Houston will be stronger. Houston is currently in a fierce battle for the district lead with Texas. 토토 Houston narrowed the gap with Texas to one game with a 58-44 win rate of 0.569 until the 26th. Winning on the 25th and 26th narrowed the gap.
If Houston catches Texas on the day of Altuve’s return on the 27th, it could move up to the district co-leader. It is the return of the defending champion. Altuve has only played 32 games this season due to injury. Prior to his injury, he had a batting average of .264 with 6 homers, 18 RBI, 25 runs, 32 hits, and an on-base percentage of .371 and an OPS of .850.
Attention is focusing on whether the return of Altuve, the leader of the team, can awaken the true strength of the defending champion, Houston, who has not been able to rise to the top.