This series was probably always destined to come down to a game seven. It’s going to be Charlie Morton against CC Sabathia for all the marbles on Saturday night in Houston. On Friday night, it was the Justin Verlander show once again.
Verlander improved to 4-0 this postseason by throwing seven shutout innings against the Yankees. The Bombers nearly tied the game trailing 3-0 when Todd Frazier hit a shot to the centerfield warning track that George Springer tracked down. After that, Verlander was lifted for Brad Peacock.
Aaron Judge continues to put on an incredible show. With the Yankees down 3-0, Peacock challenged the Lion. Judge hit a monstrous home run to center that was SO DAMN HIGH. It was his fourth of the postseason – and it’s now second most in history that a rookie has recorded in one postseason – only behind Evan Longoria who hit six his rookie season.
In the bottom half of that 8th inning frame, the Astros decided to put the game away. Jose Altuve homered. Carlos Correa doubled. And the Astros were off to the races to extend their season.
We’re going to the World Series (we think). This has been a tremendous series to decide who will face the Dodgers in the World Series beginning Tuesday night.