A 162-game season coming down to a single contest is both great and terrible. Your outlook depends upon the outcome. We're not really sure that needed to be said, but the opportunity to get knocked out in, say, four games instead of one is why you want to win your division.
Tonight those in the “What, that’s it!?” category are Yankees fans, who watched their Bronx Bombers fail to Bronx bomb (or even score a single freaking run) as their offense was stifled by the Astros’ Cy Young candidate Dallas Keuchel on three days rest (6 IP, 3 hits, 1 BB, 7 K's). Dating back to the regular season, Keuchel has now tossed 22 straight scoreless innings against the Yanks. It's worth nothing that New York finished second in the entire Major Leagues in runs scored this year.
As for Houston's offense, they got on the board twice against New York's starter Masahiro Tanaka (5 IP, 4 hits, 2 runs, 3 BB's, 3 K's) thanks to two solo home-runs. The first was by Colby Rasmus on the first pitch of the second inning:
And the second was by in-season addition Carlos Gomez on the first pitch of the fourth:
Later they added an extra insurance run off of reliever Dellin Betances.
With the 3-0 victory, Houston will catch a flight to Kansas City to take on the Royals who will be looking to defend their 2014 American League pennant.
As for the Yankees they were booed, loudly. Nobody was surprised.
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