Jose Altuve, a second baseman for the Houston Astros, has not advanced beyond the base of the plate via a hit since the regular season. In fact, Altuve currently holds the record for the longest hitless streak in an MLB postseason, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
Jose Altuve is now batting.023 in the postseason. That ends a tie for the longest hitless streak to start a postseason in MLB history with Dal Maxvill, who went 0-for-22 for the Cardinals in the 1968 World Series.
Jose Altuve had just one run and two walks over the course of four games going into Game 2 of the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees. He was 0-for-19 in the postseason. Game 2 saw him go 0 for 4 while striking out once and never getting past first base.
However, Jose Altuve’s slump serves as further evidence of the Astros’ depth and quality, since they have continued to dominate in the postseason despite having one of their greatest players mired in the muck. You might also say the same thing about Houston’s pitching staff, who have been so reliable on the mound after allowing the Seattle Mariners to score seven runs in Game 1 of the American League Division Series. Yuli Gurriel, Jeremy Pena, and Alex Bregman have all excelled in the postseason.
On Saturday in Game 3 of the series, Jose Altuve, who hit.300 with 28 home runs and a.921 OPS during the regular season, can begin to hunt for a way out of a funk.
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