New York Yankees

New York Yankees

New York Yankees

HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 20: Luis Severino #40 of the New York Yankees is removed during the sixth inning in game two of the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on October 20, 2022 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

ASTROS 3 – YANKEES 2

It will be up to former Astros hurler Gerrit Cole to get the Yankees back in this best-of-seven American League Championship Series after the Yankees fell to Houston 3-2 in Game 2.

Once again the Yankees struggled offensively.

New York managed only four hits, and was 1-for-4 with runners in scoring position. Aaron Judge, who has struggled this entire postseason, managed only a single and a run scored. He did have a shot at a home run in the eighth inning but his fly ball died at the warning track before being caught for an out.

Giancarlo Stanton was 0-for-4 including striking out in the eighth inning with the potential tying run on second base.

Framber Valdez picked up where Justin Verlander left off on Tuesday, blanking the Yankees over seven innings with nine strikeouts. Overall New York struck out 13 times against Houston pitching in Game 2, and have racked up 30 strikeouts in the first two games of this series.

Alex Bregman cracked a three-run homer to left off Luis Severino in the third inning. That proved to be all the Astros would need.

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    According to statcast Judge’s flyball in the eighth inning on Thursday night would have been a homer in only one MLB ballpark. You guessed it, Yankees Stadium.

  • Aaron Boone Blames the Roof

  • Luis Severino Calls Bregman "Lucky"

    A day after throwing Tampa Bay Rays fans under the bus, Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino took his ire at Astros second baseman Alex Bregman, whom he called lucky to hit a home run off of him.

  • Gerrit Cole Talks Game 3

  • Bregman's Bomb

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