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Jose Altuve leaves game with neck discomfort

Washington Nationals v Houston Astros

HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 24: Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros reacts after hitting a line drive in the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals at Minute Maid Park on August 24, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

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Astros second baseman Jose Altuve left in the bottom of the sixth inning in last night’s game against the Nationals with neck discomfort. He is considered day-to-day.

He was 1-for-3 before exiting and there was nothing specific that could be seen that led to the discomfort. Altuve said afterward that he’s “not used to having this kind of stuff with my body.” Just wait until you’re 40, dude. You wake up with, like, sucking chest wounds and limbs falling off and just think “huh, that happened somehow.”

Altuve, an MVP candidate, is hitting .357/.418/.564 on the year.

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