Alex Bregman isn’t having a great year. The Astros third baseman would be the first to tell you that, though he credited some mechanical adjustments in his wrists with what Astros fans hope is Sunday’s RBI double and Monday’s home run that created the spark that ends a recent slump.
Bregman came into 2022 as a career .281/.377/.507 hitter but was facing questions after a decidedly un-Bregman-esque postseason in which he was hitting .239/.308/.326 when I told you not to worry about him at all. He rewarded my confidence and bravado by immediately going 2-for-14 (.143) in Games 3-6 of the World Series, ending those six games against the Braves with an .095/.200/.143 slash line. He had surgery on his hand in early November and came to the abbreviated spring training seemingly completely healthy.