The Yankees met up with the Astros for the middle game of the three-game set and they once again outplayed Houston as they took the series with a 6-3 win. Jordan Montgomery started and was a little shaky at the beginning. However, he would figure it out as he would retire the final six batters he faced. His final line would see him toss six innings of three-run ball striking out four and not walking a batter.
Stanton’s Still Scorching
Over the last two or three weeks, Giancarlo Stanton has just refused to make an out. Over the span of an eleven-game hitting streak, Stanton has seen his average rise from .151 to .314. He once again got the scoring started with a 2-run blast into the left-center field bleachers, his second of the series. He would also add a double a single a two more RBIs throughout the game. On the series, the Yankee slugger is 7-9 with two home runs and seven RBIs.
Steller Outing From the Pen
After a six-inning start from lefty Jordan Montgomery, the Yankees handed the ball to the bullpen looking for nine outs. Coming into the game the Yankee pen was ranked in the top three in terms of collective ERA. They certainly showed why they are ranked where they are as no Astros crossed the plate after Montgomery’s departure. Luis Cessa would get two outs before being pulled for lefty Wandy Peralta. He would strike out Jason Castro. Jonathan Loaisiga
would work a 1-2-3 8th setting up Chapman for a 1-2-3 ninth that saw his streak of consecutive appearances with two or more strikeouts continue as he got both Yordan Alvarez and Yuli Gurriel looking on 101 miles per hour fastballs.
Perfect Situation for Tomorrow
In baseball the only day that matters is today, You can’t control what happened yesterday or what will happen in the future. However, with the series win in the books, it’s ok to look ahead to tomorrow. The Yankees will send their best to mound in Gerrit Cole in a game that could secure a series sweep. This would send the reduced crowd in the Brox into a frenzy for sure. This could not have set up better for the bombers as the American Leagues’ best pitcher is taking the mound against his former uniform.