Blackout could mean Yanks end postseason early

NEW YORK (AP) — A blackout could mean an early end to the postseason for the New York Yankees.

Houston has largely kept the Yankees from hitting homers, allowing only two solo shots. The Astros arrived in New York, advancing into Game 3 on Saturday with a 2-0 AL Championship Series lead, 6 en route to his third ALCS victory over the Yankees in his season.

“We needed to close a bit and get the ball in play,” said Giancarlo Stanton. After losing 3-2 on Thursday night“Everybody has to coordinate at bat to get the ball in play. The game is very fast, reading swings and body language. You have to be able to counteract that.” Hmm.”

New York had 18 of 24 postseason runs on 11 long balls. I was running it with The major league average was 39.8% for him.

The Yankees are hitting .169 in the playoffs, including .138 (65-9) in two games against the Astros. The New York hitter has his 30th strikeout against Houston’s eight.

“I want everyone to be a .300 hitter with 30 home runs,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Friday. , and certainly in the postseason home run balls are huge no matter what people say .. you have to understand that in some situations you have to be able to do small things and be able to cut short in certain situations . ”

New York hit a major league-high 254 home runs in a season. Houston allowed 134 — only San Francisco gave up less with 132. The Astros were able to surpass the .229 batting average by allowing just four in a 5-0 postseason start.

“We’ve got a big offense,” said Aaron Judge, who has 5 for 28, 2 home runs and 12 strikeouts. If you do, we will understand it and be where you need it.”

Mound Matters

Houston split four games at Yankee Stadium in June. Cristian Javier, Héctor Néris and Ryan Presley team up for first no-hitter in 19 years against New YorkJavier starts Game 3 with the Astros and ace Gerrit Cole on the Yankees.

Javier will be on ten days off from the accident. 21 relief pitches in Division Series opener against Seattle. his Last start was October 1st.

“We’ve been working hard to keep our arms ready for these kinds of moments,” said Javier.

New York’s Nestor Cortez and Astros’ Lance McCullers Jr. will pitch on Sunday. McCullers was pushed back a day after being amputated near his right elbow by a bottle thrown during the division’s series celebration.

“Some guys were running back behind me, and the bottle happened to hit my back inside my elbow as people were walking by,” McCullers said. We didn’t go wild, I was standing there and he just happened to hit me in the right place.”

order top

According to Boone, Harrison Bader is likely to stay at the top of the batting order. Vader was 1-for-3 on bases in his first leadoff since May 2 in St. Louis.

“I’m definitely trying to figure out a way to score some points, so I’m definitely thinking of something,” Boone said.


Houston’s Jose Altuve went 23-0 in the postseason, the longest postseason start without a hit in major league history. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he won his 1968 Worlds in his series against St. Louis’ Dal He broke the mark set when Maxville won his 22–0 victory.

New York’s Matt Carpenter, who sat out the postseason from Aug. 8 with a broken left leg, struck out 7 in 0 at bats in the playoffs.


New York has lost 10 times in the first two games of the Best of Seven series, winning four of them. 1956, 58, 78 and 96 World Series. …The Yankees took the lead against Houston this year after he threw just 13 pitches.

seemed inevitable

When Houston arrived at Yankee Stadium in June, New York was 7.5 games ahead of the AL’s best record. Astros Manager Dusty Baker I thought about the possibility of a rematch in October.

“Nobody thought the Dodgers would lose, nobody thought the Mets would lose,” Baker said. Points, and maybe us and the Yankees.


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