BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - It took him six games and 19 official at-bats with the Astros, but rookie infielder Alex Bregman from LSU finally got his first major league hit Sunday afternoon in Detroit against the Tigers.
After smashing hot shots and line drives to the warning track during an oh-for-18 start, a blooper off the bat handle into center field during the third inning of an 11-nothing Astros' loss, finally ended a week-long wait for the second overall draft pick in last summer's MLB Draft.
Bregman not only got the ball back for his trophy case, but was then congratulated by Tigers' first baseman Miguel Cabrera, who hit his 22nd home run of the season later in the game.
Bregman wound up 1-for-5 at the plate, so he's 1-for-22 on the season. That gives him an .045 batting average, but that first hit can go a long way toward eliminating stress for the former LSU All-American shortstop, who only needed one year in the minor leagues to make it into Houston's starting line-up.