Astros complete sweep of Yankees, will face Phillies in World Series
The Houston Astros The New York Yankees have owned the New York Yankees for years, and the MLS Series is perhaps the most accurate example of “big brother-little brother” in this rivalry.
Complete Astros sweep the Yankees With their win 6-5 Sunday night.
The Astros will meet the Philadelphia Phillies in World Championship.
Until 5-4, the Yankees had a custom-built double play ball in the seventh to finish the game, but Gleyber Torres threw it away from Isiah Kiner-Falefa (who didn’t take a big angle either). Houston seized the opportunity. Jordan Alvarez and Alex Bregman had back-to-back RBI singles to equalize and take the lead. The Astros bulls shut it down from there.
After all the series struggled to keep the offensive going, the Yankees were desperate and made it to the scoreboard early. Giancarlo Stanton and Torres hit back-to-back RBI singles to give the Bombers a 2-0 lead in the first half, and Anthony Rizzo added an RBI song in the second to take them 3-0 up.
But the Astros were soon back in the game, with Jeremy Pena tying the match by three runs at home. Nestor Cortes left the game with a left thigh injury Immediately after running at home (checked by a coach at at bat beforehand). Wandy Peralta was the first man to come off the pen, but allowed Alvarez’s double and RBI single for Kyle Tucker that gave Houston the 4-3 lead.
The Yanks weren’t dead, though, as Rizzo once again hit the RBI song at number four to hook it. In Game Six, noted power hitter Harrison Bader hit his fifth home run in the postseason (he had five in 86 games he played in the regular season) to give New York a 5-4 lead.
But Homer Bader will be the last Yankee he scores in 2022.
At one point, the talk was that the Yankees would be one of the best teams ever when they were on their way to crunching the 2001 Seattle Mariners’ 116 win record. Instead, it’s another Bronx failure.
This is the second consecutive world appearance by the Astros, and the fourth in six seasons.
This is the third Yankees elimination in the ALCS since 2017, and it all came at the expense of the Astros.
Aaron Judge went 0 for 4 in the loss – he went 1 for 16 (.063) in the series, and 5 for 36 (.139) in the post-season, lowering the post-season average to 0.211. This comes after he had one of the best offensive seasons ever as he had a record 62 home runs and a hit of 0.311, the second best average in the MLS.
It’s understandable why Yankees fans hate the Astros – a signal-stealing scandal arguably stole what appeared to be the Yankees’ world championship in 2017. Many believe Jose Altuve was wearing a wire in 2019.
But at this point, that hate must now stem from jealousy – it’s hard to disrespect and envy, the Astros just for success that every fan base is jealous of.
Oh, and the Astros are 7-0 in this postseason.