Missed this in my quick pass through the box scores this morning, but Reds’ outfielder Billy Hamilton stole five bases in yesterday’s game.
Batting ninth, he singled in the third inning and stole second and third base. He doubled in the sixth inning and stole third base. Then, in the tenth inning he walked and stole second and third. All that base stealing and he only scored once, however. And of course the Reds lost.
Sort of a microcosm of Hamilton’s life in the big leagues, where he has stolen 100 bases in 219 career games and has only been caught 28 times. Which is pretty spiffy until you look at the overall results in which he has only gotten on base at a .289 clip.
Flashy and fun but a lot of sound and fury signifying nothing.
Per MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart, Astros manager A.J. Hinch said shortstop Carlos Correa will likely be placed on the 10-day injured list due to a back injury. Correa exited Monday’s game against the Tigers after two innings due to the back issue.
Correa, 24, missed two months between May 26 and July 26 due to a broken rib. Back issues aren’t anything new to him either, as he missed time last year with back issues as well. This season, the shortstop is batting .278/.358/.556 with 19 home runs and 56 RBI in 310 plate appearances.
Alex Bregman handled shortstop for a majority of the time Correa was out earlier this year, shifting over from third base. That could once again be the case going forward, with Yuli Gurriel taking over at the hot corner.