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Yankees Ready to Take Another Shot at the Astros

Red Hot Yankees Try to Avenge Last Year's ALCS Loss

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Tommy Monaghan, Editor

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After eking out a 2-1 victory against the Angels last night, the Yankees are on a 9 game winning streak. Sabathia allowed 1 ER over 7 innings, so Gary Sanchez’s 447 foot 2-run home run was all the Yankees needed to get their record to 18-9. They will face the Astros in Houston tonight.

Sanchez’s home run last night was his 24th RBI in 24 games (photo via The Chicago Tribune)

The last time the Yankees saw the Astros they had a very good chance to make a World Series appearance. After losing the first two games in Houston — each by a score of 2-1 — the Yankees won three straight in the Bronx and they were suddenly only one win away from an improbable World Series run. Verlander destroyed the Yankees in Game 6, and then Charlie Morton managed to do the same in Game 7, sending the Yankees home.

On their winning streak, the pitching rotation has been just as impressive as the lineup. Over the past nine games, Yankees pitchers have posted a 1.81 ERA. Didi Gregorious has been as good as anyone in the entire league this season, and Stanton, Judge, and Sanchez are obviously some of the best hitters in the MLB too.

Junior John Goldszer said “The Astros are better now than they were last year, but it doesn’t matter, the Yankees will sweep.” Red Sox fan Thomas Flaherty said “The Astros better win, the Yankees are terrible.” Junior Sloan Martin said “As long as Sonny Gray isn’t pitching, the Yankees can’t lose.”

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