Are the Houston Astros going to take down the New York Yankees in the ALCS and advance to the World Series? Keuchel had a 1.12 WHIP with 125 strikeouts in 145 2/3 innings in the regular season. He surrendered three earned runs on three hits with two strikeouts and four walks over 3 1/3 innings during a 4-0 loss at Cleveland in Game 2 of the ALDS. NY is also 6-2 in their last eight during game one of a series and 20-8 in their last 28 overall.
The Yankees rallied from a 2-0 series deficit to beat the Indians in the best-of-five series with a 5-2 win Wednesday night. Judge and Altuve are two of the best offensive talents in the game of baseball, but the way they go about their craft is so different, and both players are a lesson in why it's impossible to evaluate in absolutely set ways.
Behind two home runs from Didi Gregorius, some vintage CC Sabathia and a dominant bullpen, the Yankees capped their improbable ALDS comeback with a 5-2 win over the Indians in Game 5. The Yankees, in having to go to five games, will now be rolling into the ALCS with little time off. In his 162.2 innings and 10-12 record this year, Gray put up a 3.54 ERA with 153 Ks. Games 1 and 2 will be played at Minute Maid Park.
-David Robertson came out of the bullpen in the fifth to give NY the first 2 2/3 innings of 4 2/3 innings of no-hit relief. While Judge has been ineffective so far in the postseason, the Yankees outfielder has a regular season batting average of.284 with 114 RBI and 52 home runs. As of Sunday, October 8, three teams are on the verge of moving onto the Championship Series in their respective leagues. NY has been propelled by the home run machine, rookie Aaron Judge.
Aaron Judge did make a game-saving catch in Game 3 and delivered a key two-run double in Game 4.
As good as the Astros were this year, cementing themselves as a playoff team maybe as early as July, the Cleveland Indians were the best team in the American League. While the Astros do have some decent arms, they haven't had almost the reliability of the Yankees' pen.
But there is something about the Yankees, a wild-card team that has shown tremendous resilience. NY might win a couple games in the ALCS when hitters like Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez are able to carry them, but ultimately it's hard to envision Houston not winning the series.
Acevedo said in another tweet that he's hoping for an Astros win because it might be hard to find Yankees gear in Houston.