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Monday, October 9, 2017

Sportsman of the Week Ending 10/8/2017

The Major League Baseball playoffs kicked off this week with loaded teams (3 teams with 100 wins; not to mention the Red Sox, Cubs, and Yankees stocked with talent).  One diminutive player stood above the rest.  The Houston Astros Jose Altuve made a statement against the Boston Red Sox in three amazing, if not historic games.  In his first playoff game, he tied a postseason record with three HR (including the likes of Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson, and yes, Sportsman of the Week winner Pablo Sandoval.).  But it wasn't just those HR, he got on base, got hits, and led his Astros to a 2-1 series lead by the end of the week.  Within 20 hours after the week ended, the Astros were the first MLB team to advance to the League Championship Series.  Stats to end the week, 8-11, .727 average, 3 HR, 4 RBI, 5 R, .787 OBP, 1.545 SLG, 2.332 OPS.  Can you say MVP? Probably. But certainly the Longhorndave Sportsman of the Week!

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