Saturday, August 27, 2022

Astros Blast Yankees Out of 1st with 25 hits, dominant starters

 The new additions to the Astros line-up gave some punch with Vazquez singling his first two at bats in the no. 9 Spots, as they tagged the Yankees for 25 hits in two games. The Astros went 8-3 in their last 2 series.

The results are from the free Statis-Pro baseball game using the 2022 Batters cards, 2022 Pitcher cards from Arizona to Miami, and 2022 Pitcher cards from Milwaukee to Washington. When you see the term "sweep" in these accounts, it refers to our league rule that a team that wins a game in which they led by at least 5 runs without using their reliever with the best PB (2-9 is best, then 2-8, 2-7, 4-7, 2-6, 2-5 and the worst is 2-4). In our records, a SWEEP gives the team credit for 3 wins and 0 losses, while any other win is 2 games to 1. 

However, the bigger addition was pb 2-8 Lance McCullers finally off the 60 day DL to allow his card for the 1st time. He and Javier both had 11 strikeouts and only one run allowed between them in 12 innings. 

Javier's start resulted in a 10-1 sweep. McCullers had hard luck ad his relievers let the lead slip due to a Jose Altuve error (below average cd2) starting a 3-run rally in the 8th for a Yankees 4-4 win.

However, the Astros are the hottest team in the league, and after starting in 10th place have rallied to be in the playoffs for the first time if the season ended today.

The Astros would now be 5th and play the 4th place Twins, with the winner advancing to play the same Yankees, who fell to 2nd with the loss.

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