Dodgers vs. Astros: World Series Infield Comparison
Jose Altuve vs. Logan Forsythe
Jose Altuve (.400/.500/.775) 5 Home Runs 8 RBI
Logan Forsythe (.316/.458/.368) 1 Double, 3 RBI
Jose Altuve is turning into the best pure hitter in today’s game. He’s followed up a season which he hit .346 with a postseason of a .400 batting average. He’s not only making contact; he’s sending the ball over the wall with five home runs (more than any other player this postseason). Not much needs to be said about Altuve that you don’t already know. He’s a pesky hitter that has power and speed.
Logan Forsythe presumably becomes the almost everyday starter at this point. Chase Utley is struggling to have good at-bats at the plate, and the Dodgers are going to need their best offense on the field to keep up with the Astros. Utley has yet to pick up a hit this postseason. With the emergence of Charlie Culberson in the NLCS, I really don’t think Roberts should continue to roll out Ultey anymore.
Edge: Astros – There’s no argument that you could spin to give the Dodgers an advantage here. Altuve may be the best hitter in baseball and is showing that no stage is too big for his 5 foot 6 stature.