Monday, October 23, 2017

The New York Yankees come up short in Houston as the Astros force Game 7

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Houston Astros on Friday night.  The game took place at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas and the final score was 7-1.   Luis Severino started for the Yankees and he didn’t pitch that well.  Chase Headley had a couple of hits to lead the offense. 

Severino pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up three hits and three runs with four walks and three strikeouts.  Severino took the loss.  Chad Green pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings giving up a walk and he struck out three, David Robertson didn’t record an out and he gave up four hits and four runs and Dellin Betances pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one. 

Justin Verlander picked up his second win of the series pitching seven scoreless and giving up five hits.  He walked one and struck out eight.  Brad Peacock pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout and Ken Giles pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout. 

Brett Gardner had a hit, Aaron Judge had a hit and an RBI and Didi Gregorius had a hit.  Gary Sanchez had a hit, Greg Bird drew a walk and Starlin Castro had a hit.  Aaron Hicks drew a walk, Headley had two hits and Judge hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 0-6 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Gregorius committed an error. 

George Springer drew a walk, Jose Altuve had two hits and three RBI and Carlos Correa had two hits.  Yuri Gurriel had a hit and drew a walk, Alex Bregman had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk and Marwin Gonzalez drew a walk.  Evan Gattis had an RBI and drew a walk, Brian McCann had two hits and an RBI, McCann, Correa and Bregman each hit a double.  Altuve hit a homerun and the Astros were 4-7 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. 

In the fifth McCann hit an RBI double to give the Astros a 1-0 lead.  Altuve hit a two-run single and the lead was pushed to 3-0.  In the eighth Judge hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 3-1.  In the bottom of the eighth Altuve hit a solo homerun, Bregman hit a two-run double and Gattis hit a sac fly to make it a 7-1 game which would be the final score. 

The Astros avoided elimination and forced a game seven on Saturday night in Houston. 

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