Houston 3, NYY 2

May 12, 2017 – 7:34 am

Good pitching beats good hitting, and man was this one a perfect example of that. Dallas Keuchel made the Baby Bombers look like little leaguers. Particularly embarrassing was the bottom of the sixth. The Yankees have men on first and third with no outs, and then Keuchel proceeds to strike out Judge, Headley, and Gregorius to end the threat. And all three struck out swinging on third strike pitches that were no where close to the strike zone.

Now against a pitcher like Keuchel, you can kind of understand that. But what the sam hill was Joe Espada doing sending Ellsbury to home on the play that ended the game? The Astros have just substituted a new left fielder for defensive purposes so you know he has a good arm, and Sanchez’ hit was well in front of him. Ellsbury didn’t stand a chance. Plus you have your number three and four hitters coming up. Sending Ellsbury was totally inexcusable. As good as Keuchel was, this game ended up being very winnable, and Espada blew it, period.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E SO BB
Astros 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   3 9 2 8 3
Yankees 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1   2 7 0 14 4
WP: D. Keuchel (6-0)   LP: M. Pineda (3-2)   S: K. Giles (10)
QS: NYY – M. Pineda (6.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO, 1 HR)
HQS: HOU – D. Keuchel (6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 SO, 0 HR)
HR: NYY – None, HOU – C. Correa

LOB: NYY 9, HOU 8   RISP: NYY 1-for-9, HOU 2-for-11

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