Here are Five Latinos to watch on a packed Sports Sunday:
5. Louis Vasquez (Offensive Right Guard, Denver Broncos): Despite the Broncos’ 3-0 start, questions remain about how long Denver’s Offensive Line can keep aging Peyton Manning upright. If Denver is going to protect Manning and get their running game going against the Minnesota Vikings on Week 4, the former Pro-Bowler Vasquez will need to lead the way.
4. Adrian Beltre (3rd Baseman, Texas Rangers): Texas needs a win or an Astros’ loss to clinch the AL West Title. After two dramatic losses to the Angels this weekend, the Rangers will need to rely on their veteran leader to win and avoid a one game playoff for the Division against the Astros on Monday.
3. Gio Dos Santos (Forward, LA Galaxy): As part of the LA Galaxy’s ‘Big Three,’ Dos Santos has an opportunity to keep the Galaxy safely atop the MLS’ Western Conference Table. The Galaxy would also love to keep their rival Seattle Sounders down as the playoffs approach.
2. Arian Foster (Running Back, Houston Texans): Latino skill position players in the NFL have been largely shelved this season due to injuries (Tony Romo, Victor Cruz, etc.). Foster is a game-time decision today as the (1-2) Texans kick off against the hot Atlanta Falcons on the road. With Ryan Mallett getting the start at QB, the Texans will want to rely on their ground game and Foster’s return would be a huge boost in a nearly must win game.
1. Jose Altuve (2nd Baseman, Houston Astros): No one on the Astros deserves their first playoff berth than the little big man of baseball. Can the Venezuelan straw that stirs the Houston Astros drink continue his hitterish ways get the Astros into the playoffs with a win today against the Arizona Diamondbacks?