Taking a quick look at analyzing the New York Yankees’ tough 8-3 loss against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium in ALCS Game 4.
The New York Yankees lost 8-3 against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium in Game 4 of the ALCS on Thursday night.
The game was over when…
…Astros SS Carlos Correa belted a three-run home run in the sixth inning to extend their lead to 6-1.
- Tommy Kahnle: Kahnle pitched a perfect seventh inning, which included a strikeout.
- 0/7: The Yankees continued their theme of missed opportunities, going 0/7 with runners in scoring position
- 4: The Yankees infield recorded four errors—two by D.J. LeMahieu and two by Gleyber Torres.
- Masahiro Tanaka was far from sharp, but he gave the Yankees a chance to win.
- Tanaka went 5.0+ IP while allowing four hits, three earned runs and striking out one.
- It was obvious Tanaka was going to lean on his offspeed pitches. Of his 85 pitches, 55 of them were of the splitter or slider variety. That’s 64.7% of his pitches.
- Gary Sanchez finally showed some life at the plate with a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to cut the Astros lead to 6-3. His other at-bats, though, were less than ideal.
- Chad Green pitched one inning. He was responsible for the three-run home run given up to Correa in the sixth.
- While LeMahieu has been solid playing first base, he had two bad errors on Thursday night.
- Ottavino had another outing in which he didn’t record an out. That’s his fourth this postseason—the most in a single postseason in MLB history.
- CC Sabathia exited the game with an apparent injury. A true warrior, it may have been the final time Sabathia sees the mound in his career.
- The Yankees left 10 runners on base in the loss.
Up Next: The Yankees host the Astros again at Yankee Stadium in Game 5 of the ALCS in what is an elimination game.