The Houston Astros’ offense, just like last season, started the year firing on all cylinders.
They scored the second-most runs in MLB in the opening weekend, in their series against the Los Angeles Angels.
“Alex Bregman won American League Player of the Week. He went 6-for-14 against the Angels,” Astros beat writer at the Houston Chronicle Chandler Rome tweeted.
Alex Bregman won American League Player of the Week. He went 6-for-14 against the Angels
— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) April 11, 2022
It was a fruitful start of the season for Bregman, who suffered several injuries in 2021 that limited his performance.
Through the first four games, Bregman is hitting .429/.429/.857 with two round-trippers, four runs scored, and six RBI.
He also contributed, as usual, stellar defense at the hot corner.
Eager To Return To The Elite
It was a stellar performance that signals his intentions of returning to the elite of the third basemen in MLB.
After slashing .286/.394/.532 in 2018 and .296/.423/.592 in 2019, injuries started affecting Bregman’s career.
In 2020, the shortened season, he slashed a modest .242/.350/.451, and last year, his line was at .270/.355/.422.
His performance in 2020 and 2021 was not bad by any means; but those who have seen him play know that he is capable of plenty more.
He worked a lot during the offseason and is ready to finally leave behind hamstring and quad issues suffered through the last couple of seasons.
If his early performance is any indication, Bregman is much healthier and ready to take the Astros back to the World Series.
In Houston, fans are hoping they are capable of winning the Fall Classic for the first time since 2017, and they want to do it with Bregman leading the way.