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Astros Stay Perfect At Home In The Postseason

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Astros Stay Perfect At Home In The Postseason

Astros stay perfect at home in the postseason, improving to 7-0 and taking a 2-1 lead in the series. I predicted before the series began, if Houston splits in LA, they would win the World Series in 5 games. They look to be on that pace now. I don’t see anything slowing this offense down at home. In game 3, Lance McCullers Jr. went for the Astros, and Yu Darvish went for the Dodgers.


Pitching Recap

Lance McCullers- McCullers got the nod for the Astros yesterday, and he looked good in the beginning of the game. Giving up only 4 hits and 1 run, until he was taken out and replaced by Brad Peacock. Who let the two runners on base score. Ultimately giving McCullers two more earned runs on his final line. None the less he did his part, giving the Astros the lead through 5 1/3 innings.

Brad Peacock- Although after that 6th inning, Peacock was near perfect. Giving up 0 hits, 0 runs, just 1 BB and 4 SO. Peacock to me was the MVP of the game, shutting down the always dangerous Dodgers line up. You could say it was nearly the perfect 1-2 punch.


Yu Darvish- Darvish had a very bad start, only going 1 2/3 innings pitched giving up 6 hits on 4 runs, 4 earned run and 1 BB. Forcing the Dodgers to exhaust their bullpen. Using 5 of their bullpen arms isn’t going to do the Dodgers any good moving forward. The once dominant bullpen has now been exposed and needs to find a way to overcome it.


Scoring Plays

The Astros started the scoring off early in the second inning. Yuli Gurriel smoked a line drive home run to left field. Making the score 1-0, although after he hit that home run, and went back to the dugout. He made what seemed to be a “racist” gesture toward Yu Darvish. The video is below, you can decide for yourself.

Anyway back to the game, following a Josh Reddick double. The man who sent game 2 into extras, Marwin Gonzalez singled on a line drive. Scoring Josh Reddick making the score 2-0 in the 2nd. Advancing Evan Gattis to second, Brian McCann then singled to right field. Easily scoring Evan Gattis. The Astros weren’t done yet, the final run came on an Alex Bregman sac fly to make the score 4-0. Taking out Yu Darvish ending his night very very early.

Not much after that came for the Astros, the last run for Houston came in the 5th. Evan Gattis singled back to the pitcher. Scoring a run on a throwing error which allowed Gattis to advance to second. The Astros look to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the series. Although we all know how the 3-1 scenario worked out last year. So, let’s hope the Astros stay perfect at home after tonight’s game.