The month of June will go down as one that Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman will remember for many years.
Yes, the former LSU baseball star did it again.
And no, this is not a broken record, and it’s not Groundhog Day.
The former second overall selection in the 2015 MLB closed out the month with his fifth home run in six games. However, it was not enough to topple the Rays as Tamp Bay took the second game of the series, 5-2, on Saturday.
Bregman slammed an 0-2 pitch to center field for a two-run homer.
Bregman ended June with a .306 batting average and accounted for 11 of his 16 round-trippers on the year and 30 of his 50 RBI. He also accounted for nine of his 27 doubles and had a slugging percentage of .713.
Houston has won 18 of its last 23 games and Bregman has eight homers and 20 RBI in his last 15 contests.
After a 1-for-4 performance, Bregman is hitting .277 with 27 doubles – tied for second in the big leagues in two-baggers. During the Astros’ World Series season, he hit .284 batting average with 39 doubles, five triples, 19 homers and 71 RBI.
Bregman has a career .278 average in 285 games spanning three seasons.
Bregman had a decorated career for the Tigers and will go down as one of the best shortstops to ever wear the purple and gold. He started all 196 games of his career at shortstop, batting .337 (265-for-786) with 56 doubles, 10 triples, 21 homers, 148 RBI, 153 runs and 66 stolen bases.
Bregman was a first team All-American by several publications and a Golden Spikes Award Finalist in 2015. He won the Brooks Wallace Award as a freshman that goes to the National Shortstop of the Year and was a first team All-American.
A member of LSU’s 2012 signing class out of Albuquerque (N.M.) Albuquerque Academy, Bregman was a 29th round selection of the Boston Red Sox. He battled injuries during his senior season but hit .678 as a junior and set a New Mexico season record with 19 homers.
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