Astros' Alex Bregman showing consistency in 10-game hit streak
Alex Bregman was not satisfied with his unremarkable April. The opening month seems to quickly be fading as a distant memory given the 10-game hit streak he carried into Wednesday's game against the Braves.
Ten games has tied Bregman's career-long streak and is the longest for any Astro this season.
"His rhythm and his timing have been significantly better," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. "His bat angles have been significantly better."
Bregman's first April in the bigs ended with Hinch giving him a day off. The 23-year-old third baseman, and former No. 1 prospect, posted a .650 OPS.
"He's using his lower half a little bit better," Hinch said of Bregman's improved engagement on his swings.
Only one of the 10 games has been a multi-hit game. During the run, Bregman is hitting .314 (11-for-35) with five runs scored, two doubles a triple and four RBI. He is the only Astros position player still searching for his first home run.
That Bregman's stretch has not been dominant but consistent epitomizes his season trend. In 30 games with an AB, he has gone hitless five times. He only has four multi-hit games (all are two-hit games).
His average has crept up to .266, but he has made his sparing hits valuable. He is batting .444 with runners in scoring position, which is tied for the best in the AL.