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Former LSU baseball star Alex Bregman has been on a tear for the Houston Astros this month.

Another day, another walk-off hit from LSU baseball legend Alex Bregman

Nick Suss

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Of course he did

The LSU baseball team may not be participating in the College World Series in Omaha, Neb., this week, but one former LSU baseball player is carrying the school’s reputation in the big leagues. Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman ripped a 2-RBI walk-off double against the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night, extending the first-place Astros’ winning streak to 12 games.

Over the course of the Astros’ win streak, Bregman has batted .298 (14 for 47) with 13 runs, 13 RBI, 4 doubles and 3 home runs. For the season, Bregman is batting .266 with an OPS of .834 and 10 home runs. As of the most recent ballot update, Bregman has received the third-most fan votes of an AL third baseman for the 2018 MLB All-Star Game. An appearance in the All-Star Game would be the first of Bregman’s career.

Of course, Bregman wouldn’t be the only LSU alum playing in the All-Star Game. Philadelphia Phillies’ ace Aaron Nola is well on his way to his first Midsummer Classic appearance, holding a 2.55 ERA and 94 strikeouts in 95 1/3 innings pitched this year. Nola’s ERA ranks among the top 10 in MLB and his WAR of 2.7 is the eighth best among pitchers this season.

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