Someone needs to tell Houston Astros ace Gerrit Cole that the Cy Young voting ended in September.
On second thought, that’s the last thing anyone on Houston should tell him after Cole continued to make for what for other teams is a very sobering October.
The 29-year-old right-hander, unbeaten in 25 starts since late May, allowed just four hits and struck out seven over seven innings although he did walk five batters for just the second time in his career.
Not like the Yankees were getting on base any other way.
Meanwhile, the little sparkplug that is Jose Altuve continue to provide Houston with a huge spark. Watch as the 5-foot-6 Altuve connects on Luis Severino's third pitch for his fourth homer of these playoffs, extending his postseason hitting streak to 12 games dating to last year as the Astros took a 2-1 lead in the ALCS yesterday with a 4-1 win over the Yankees.
Josh Reddick also homered off Severino, who labored into the fifth while keeping the Yankees close. But they never broke through against Cole.
Game Four in the best-of-seven playoff is scheduled for tonight—but that could change, as the gloomy weather forecast calls for a substantial rainstorm, potentially forcing a postponement that would likely alter pitching plans for both teams.
Regardless, the sun is shining on the Astros right now after they got back the home field advantage in the series with the road victory.
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