The upcoming World Series matchup between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves will be the subject of the next post from your loyal writer.
Heading into the fourth game of the ALCS against the Boston Red Sox, the Astros seemed to be a team on its last legs.
After the duo grand slam meltdown in the first two innings of Game 2 of the ALCS, the Astros head to Boston in a 1-1 deadlock. But it doesn’t feel like a tie for several reasons.
In their first 55 seasons, the Astros made the NLCS four times in 1980, 1986, 2004 and 2005. Now, starting Friday, they will be in their fifth ALCS in five consecutive seasons.
White Sox reliever Ryan Tepera pitched effectively in the recent four-game ALDS loss to the Astros. He allowed 1 run in 4.2 innings and allowed 2 hits and no walks in his three appearances. However, he may well have been the Astros best friend when after the Sox Game 3 win, he implied the Astros were cheating at home, and that was why they were shut down with 16 Ks in game three.
Dan P is writing on his phone on the road, so this will be short and sweet today.
Starting Thursday, the Astros meet the White Sox in a best out of five ALDS
with the first two games in Minute Maid Park. So, what do you need to know…
The Astros went 17-13 for the combo-month of September and October, which allowed them to just hold off the Mariners for the AL West and the White Sox for home-field advantage in the opening round of the playoffs. The month was a relatively blah run to the playoffs featuring nothing better than a 4 game winning streak and nothing worse than a 4 game losing streak.