The expression is expected but somewhat unbelievable. José Altuve has proven his statement to be true and, yet, his results render a different thought.
"I stand by my words when I say that when I go to home plate, I'm not trying to hit homers," Altuve said Saturday.
"I'm just trying to put the ball in play, make good contact ... even though I'm hitting homers, I'm not going to try to change my approach."
After each game concludes, the six-time All-Star finds a computer to digest the replay. The second baseman watches his plate appearances and studies his swing while television analysts assess what few can comprehend.
After tying a franchise record with four home runs in a three-game sweep against the Yankees earlier this week, Altuve's mammoth grand slam on Friday against the Mariners and solo shot on Saturday authored more history. He is the first Astro since Morgan Ensberg to hit a home run in five consecutive games.