The Yankees overcame a 4-0 deficit (thanks for nothing Starlin Castro) to beat the Astros 6-4 at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night to tie the ALCS at 2-2.
Aaron Judge is the hero in this game for his 7th inning homer and game-tying double in the 8th. Gary Sanchez also drove in three and Sonny Gray held the Astros to just one earned run on one hit in five innings. Shutout also to Chad Green for doing Chad Green things.
What a game, what a team. This was very typical of the 2017 Yankees. Now they just gotta win two of the next three.
Masahiro Tanaka is starting Game 1 against the Houston Astros in the ALCS. In the rotation following Tanaka will be Luis Severino, CC Sabathia and then Sonny Gray in that order. That gives everyone except Gray two starts with CC pitching a potential Game 7.
For the Astros, Dallas Keuchel is starting Game 1 followed by Justin Verlander in Game 2. No word on who is going to pitch Game 3 or 4 yet. This could be a series where the Yankees face Keuchel three times.
I have to admit, I counted the Yankees out after they went down 0-2. Turns out the Indians were severely overrated. They had injuries, but no depth, they were sloppy and Corey Kluber committed one of the all-time great choke jobs. Guys like “Sir October” Didi Gregorius picked up guys like “15 Strikeouts” Aaron Judge. The Yankees are a well rounded team and their depth showed in this series.