The Yankees may have taken the first game of the ALCS last week, but they have looked lost ever since. In fact, since putting a 7-0 beatdown on the Astros in Game One in Houston—they have lost three straight an been outscored 15-6.
George Springer and Carlos Correa each hit three-run homers to beat the sloppy New York Yankees 8-3 last night—marking the sixth time they had homered in the same postseason game—the most of any duo in MLB history.
The Astros lead the AL Championship Series 3-1, putting the 2017 World Series winners on the brink of a showdown with the NL champion Washington Nationals.
And really, considering the next two pitchers the Yankees will face will be the top two Cy Young candidates Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole, that is the thinnest of brinks.
If they are going to do it, the first step is beating Verlander in Game Five tonight against James Paxton.