COMMENTARY: How does Alex Bregman’s injury affect the Astros’ World Series chances?

Houston Astros' Alex Bregman watches his three-run home run against the Seattle Mariners during the third inning of a baseball game Monday, July 27, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Houston Astros' Alex Bregman watches his three-run home run against the Seattle Mariners during the third inning of a baseball game Monday, July 27, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

HOUSTON – The Houston Astros are down three starters in the lineup after Alex Bregman strained his right hamstring Wednesday night. Bregman joins starting left fielder Michael Brantley with a bruised quad and Yordan Alvarez, who is out for knee surgery.

Brantley and utility player Aledmys Diaz, who is out with a groin injury, should be back relatively soon.

In the meantime, the Astros are starting rookies such as Abraham Toro and Taylor Jones, along with former top prospect Kyle Tucker, to fill on for Bregman.

How bad is Bregman’s injury?

It’s hard to tell. After the game, Bregman was listed as day-to-day and said “we’ll see how it feels tomorrow.”

However, the next day, he was put on the injured list. Bregman has had hamstring strains before with varying lengths of time missed.

Soft tissue injuries are finicky, but there’s no indication he’s out for the season.

Are the backups good?


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