Houston sends Keuchel to hill in ALCS Game 1 vs. Yankees
Oct 14, 2017, 00:25
The ALCS is going to be close, but if the Astros can start strong behind Keuchel and Verlander, they could be able to take one game from Yankee Stadium and come home with a chance to clinch a World Series berth in Game 6.
Masahiro Tanaka, who shined in Game 3 of the ALDS against the Indians, will oppose Keuchel.
Gray has thrown just 3 1/3 innings for the Yankees since September 28 so he threw a simulated game on Thursday at Houston Minute Maid Park.
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The Yankees begin that challenge Friday night with the start of the ALCS after rallying from an 0-2 deficit against the heavily favored Indians. Correa hit.500 against the Yankees with two home runs and 10 RBIs in seven regular-season games this season. "But I think it's just a coincidence that my command and location have been better than what it usually is against them". He went 8-for-15 in the division series and homered three times in Game 1, prompting Red Sox star Mookie Betts to best sum up the challenge of figuring out how to beat Altuve: "I'm not exactly sure what a game plan for him is".
But if the Astros have never faced a bullpen such as the Yankees' - simply because one this deep and talented has never existed before this season, and these teams last met in early July - it is also true the Yankees' relievers have never faced a lineup quite like the Astros'.
"Just because it's the Yankees you kind of get a little more amped and a little more jittery because it is the pinstripes and such a storied organization", Keuchel said. Then his next start would be game seven. But that could also mean that they're ripe for a Game 1 letdown. The New York Yankees completed their comeback Wednesday night, defeating the AL regular season leaders Cleveland Indians in Game 5.
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