After recovering from the injury that kept him off the field, Yordan Álvarez has found his best form at the most important time of the year for the Houston Astros. Well, they are fighting for first place in the American League West division, a pennant they have won in the last two years.
Álvarez, who has 27 home runs, 88 RBIs, a .298 average and an on-base percentage of .411, has become a terror for any MLB pitcher. On this and other topics, the native of Las Tunas offered us some statements about his current situation.
“During my consecutive on base streak, my concentration at the plate was very important. Pitchers tried to dominate me, but mentally I was stronger than them and I focused on drawing walks,” said one of the best hitters that the Major Leagues of American Baseball currently have.
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“Drawing walks make you feel good because about yourself because you know you made the right choice by not swinging at pitches that were out of the zone. I concentrated on that aspect and it has made me a better hitter, in the end drawing walks also helps the team because you get on base and become a potential run,” added the 2019 Rookie of the Year.
“We have win more it comes home games, that has been our Achilles heel throughout the season. We have to be good at home heading into the final part of the year so we can enter the playoffs on a high note,” said the slugger to our sister page Pelota Cubana.
“The team has been battling all year and that is no secret to anyone, but this final month we are all in optimal shape and focused on winning our third division title in a row. Our objective is to take it a game at a time and fight again to reach the World Series,” concluded Álvarez.