Yordan Alvarez has continued to be an unreal baseball player, and showed us again exactly why that is. It wasn’t enough for him to homer in his previous at-bat. Nope. He stepped up to the plate in the top of the 6th inning and hammered a grand slam to left-center field that broke the game open for the Astros 10-1 against the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Grand Slam Situation
Yordan Alvarez stepped up to face lefty Hoby Milner in the 6th inning with the bases juiced and 1 out in the inning. It took one 89 MPH sinker right in a sweet spot for Alvarez for him to launch the ball to left-center field.
With a 25 degree launch angle and a 102.7 MPH exit velocity, this grand slam traveled 383 feet and broke the game wide open.
After slugging a home run off of starter Corbin Burnes, the Brewers opted to be careful with Alvarez the next time around. In the top of the 6th, Elvis Peguero was called upon to take over on the bump.
Things weren’t smooth from the start for Peguero. After getting Corey Julks to ground out, he hit Jake Myers with an 0-1 pitch. From there, it quickly unraveled as Martin Maldonado recorded a single, Mauricio Dubon walked, and Alex Bregman singled to make it 6-1.
That’s when they called for lefty Holby Milner.
It may not have been the best call, as Yordan Alvarez has somehow hit better against lefties this season, slashing an astounding .328/.369/.621.
He immediately deposited the ball over the left center field fence.
Yordan Alvarez Continues to Lead Statcast
If you ever want to know what a great Statcast looks like, you might want to take a look at Yordan Alvarez. It’s no wonder that he continues to be toward the top in most statistical categories and continues to look like a generational hitter.
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