The Houston Astros came into yesterday’s game with a chance to sweep the New York Yankees in New York. It was Dallas Keuchel vs. Brandon McCarthy, a matchup that should have given the Astros the edge.
However, McCarthy was downright dominant on Wednesday. The former Diamonback needed just 107 pitches to go the distance against the Astros, striking out 8 in the scoreless effort.
The Astros had just two threats, both of which were squandered opportunities.
Robbie Grossman singled to lead off the 4th inning. Two outs later, Dexter Fowler came up with a big double to put runners on 2nd and 3rd with two outs, but Marc Krauss would ground out end the inning.
The Astros had a similar chance in the 7th inning when Chris Carter singled and Marc Krauss hit a ground-rule double, to give the Astros two runners in scoring position with just 1 out. However, Jon Singleton would strike out and Carlos Corporan would fly out to end the inning.
Those were the only 4 hits McCarthy allowed.
Keuchel was dominant as well, if you take out the small blip in the 2nd inning. Chase Headley drove in two with a double, and Ichiro Suzuki had a sac-fly to give the Yanks their only three runs in the game.
Keuchel would finish the day with an 8-inning CG, allowing 7 hits while striking out 5.
The Astros now head to Cleveland for a 3-game set against the Indians.
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