Houston Astros: Yordan Alvarez’s latest homer makes history

Houston Astros outfielder Yordan Alvarez (Photo by Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Houston Astros outfielder Yordan Alvarez (Photo by Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

Houston Astros outfielder Yordan Alvarez has already made history with the homer that belted against the Blue Jays Saturday. What’s going on? Let’s look.

Houston Astros fans — the team wins yet again, earning a 7-2 win in Saturday afternoon’s contest.  The Blue Jays are currently in town for a three-game set and it looks like the Houston Astros are taking care of business by stepping into their necks early.

The Houston Astros were able to grab a 15-2 win last night as they’re making a strong case to sweep the series over the 25-44 Blue Jays.

Do I have to remind you all that it’s only June and we’re still seeing terrific baseball being played?  The team holds nearly a 10-game lead over the Arlington Rangers and currently possesses the best record in the majors at 48-23.

If you would’ve told me that the team would still hold that notion with Jose Altuve, George Springer and Carlos Correa out, I would’ve told you that you were nuts!  But that’s just not so — the train with a destination of continuity keeps on rolling and the Houston Astros are a better team because of it.

But let’s talk about called-up prospect Yordan Alvarez.  He’s doing things that veterans would normally be able to do with ease.  His level of play appears as if he’s been in the majors for eons as he effortlessly continues to make plays for the Houston Astros.

But what did Yordan do today?  I know this question is asked with every appearance that he’s made since being called up this past Sunday but it’s true, we’re all wondering what he’s going to do next.  That’s a hell of a storyline for Houston Astros fans alike to follow.

With his dinger to right field at the bottom of the third inning earlier today, Alvarez became the just the 4th player in MLB history to hit four home runs in their first five career games.  What a distinction.

He joins Trevor Story (six in 2016), Yasiel Puig (four in 2013) and Mike Jacobs (four in 2005) as the

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only players to complete such a feat.

That’s not a bad list to be a part of and I think things are just getting started for Alvarez, who seems to have an amazing level of comfort while stepping up to the plate to bat.  You’ve seen it.  I’ve seen it. The guy seems calm, cool and collected and it’s just admirable to watch.  He’s not crapping in his pants, he’s making an impact for this 2019 Houston Astros team.

Alvarez finished the day going 3-for-4 with one RBI and the homer.  It’s important to note that the RBI was hit with two outs on the docket, going to show that he can hit in the clutch.  Yes, we know it’s the Blue Jays but every player on the field is a professional and his accomplishment should be respected as such.

Let’s go Houston Astros — keep it going, Yordan!

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Alvarez, 21, is currently batting .471/.609/1.176 for a 1.785 OPS (wow!) along with eight ribbies, eight hits, four home runs while drawing six walks through 17 at-bats in his first five games.