New York Yankees vs Houston Astros
Well we have called every game correctly in this series to this point. Game 7 brings out different types of players. This is going to be fun to watch regardless of who wins. The Yankees will send former Ace and 37 year old lefty C.C. Sabathia. Sabathia has been much better than expected in the playoffs this year. He’s been pretty great. The difference this time is he’s not eh road. The Yankees are 1-5 on the road so far in the postseason. They were below .500 in the regular season as well. Yankees sill definitely have the better starter in this matchup though. The Yankees offense will have to show up, which is something they haven’t done on the road this season. Yankees hope to get 5 inning out of Sabathia and turn it over to the bullpen. They have the superior bullpen in this matchup by a wide margin.
The Astros have to jump on Sabathia early. They have done that recently again lefties at home in the playoffs. See first series against Boston when they torched Sale and Pomeranz. The Astros are filled with skilled RHH up and down their lineup, and none better than AL MVP Jose Altuve. Altuve at home has been an absolute monster. I think he could have a big day again today. I think Correa also has a big day and gives them a chance. They will need a big day to have a chance. KEuchel will be available out of the pen and they might use him earlier than most people think. I would look for them to go to Kecuhel in 3rd or 4th inning and use him for 3 or 4 innings.
Yankees 3 Astros 4