The Yankees weren’t about to go down quietly.
After last night’s 8-1 beat down of the Astros, the Yankees are now 4-0 at home this post season, having won the wild card game, both division series games, and the first championship series game at home.
What remains to be seen is whether the Astros awoke a sleeping giant. Sometimes all a team needs is one game to get going.
When Aaron Judge, who has been a strikeout machine this post season, hit a three-run home run to put the finishing touches on this ritual killing, the Astros have to be worried that he will get as hot as he has been cold.
And that won’t be a good thing. When Aaron Judge is hot, he is a home run waiting to happen.
Now the Yankees are right back in it. With two more to play at home. Where they are unbeatable.
TBD (– – –, -.–) vs Sonny Gray (10-12, 3.55)
How the Astros hit against Gray.
Yu Darvish (10-12, 3.86 ) vs Jake Arrieta (14-10, 3.53)
Game time: 8:08 on TBS