ALCS GAME 6 POST-MORTEM
Astros 7, Yankees 1
It’s not just that the Astros won, but the way in which the Astros won that instills any sort of confidence in me for a Game 7. Houston scored more runs than they have since the early ALDS games, and nearly as many as they did in Games 1-5 of the ALCS. Altuve drove in three. McCann had his first hits since the ALDS games at MMP. This is crucially important given that there are others who still need to get in gear (Springer, Reddick, Gattis, Marwin).
Verlander is still a badass. I would drink that guy’s bath water.
ALCS GAME 7
Saturday, October 21, 7:08pm CDT – Minute Maid Park
CC Sabathia (1-0, 2.30) vs. Charlie Morton (0-1, 10.13)
Sabathia didn’t have a whole lot of trouble with the Astros in New York despite working around four walks. Much has been made of his 10-0 record and 1.69 ERA after a Yankee loss. However, for his career he is 1-1 with a 5.68 ERA in two starts at Minute Maid. Much of that comes from the 2014 Astros tagging him for six runs on Opening Day. Last year he pitched into the 7th and gave up two runs.
Morton gave up some tough luck runs early in Game 3. If he can avoid that and get any sort of offensive support then the Astros have a fighting chance.