Evan Gattis has struck out in eight straight plate appearances


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The Astros knew that they’d have to live with strikeouts when they acquired Evan Gattis from the Braves over the winter, but this is a little extreme.

Gattis went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts for the second straight day on Thursday against the Indians. That’s not a category you want to be in. According to Baseball Reference, Gattis is the first player in Astros history to strike out four times in consecutive games. He’s also the first player since at least 1914 with two four-strikeout games within his team’s first three games in a season. Yikes.

Now 0-for-11 on the year and hearing boo-birds from the home crowd in Houston, Gattis summed up how he felt to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com:

“It’s embarrassing,” he said. “I’m pretty sure I’ve never done [0-for-4 with four strikeouts] in my career before [Wednesday], and then two in a row. … Yeah, it’s disappointing…

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