The infielder went 4-for-6 with two home runs and two doubles, and each time he made contact, it was loud and productive.
Overall, he crossed home plate four times and drove in six runs in his inspired afternoon.
His incredible power display was even more impressive and rare than hitting for the cycle, as MLB stats guru Sarah Langs wrote on Twitter.
“Alex Bregman today: 2 doubles, 2 HR. Since 1901, regular season: – 118 individual player games with at least 2 doubles & 2 HR – 295 cycles,” she tweeted.
Alex Bregman today: 2 doubles, 2 HR
Since 1901, regular season:
– 118 individual player games with at least 2 doubles & 2 HR
– 295 cycles
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) August 18, 2022
It’s hard enough to hit a home run in the major leagues, imagine adding another one AND two doubles for good measure.
Bregman has been on fire in recent games for the Astros.
Over his last seven games, he is hitting .393/.433/1.036 with four round-trippers and 13 RBI (almost two per game!).
Bregman Has Been Hot For A While
But his hot streak extends even further: over his last 15 contests, the former MVP candidate is slashing .400/.469/.800 with five blasts and 17 RBI.
His bat has really picked up the slack in recent weeks.
For the year, Bregman is still hitting a relatively modest .264/.367/.472, but is an effective on-base threat and his power output is starting to increase.
He has 18 home runs after his Thursday outburst, with 70 runs scored and 72 RBI.
When Bregman is this hot, the entire Astros lineup becomes almost impossible to navigate for opposing pitchers.
It’s, without a doubt, one of the top offenses in Major League Baseball.