4th Inning: Ursela pulls one back for the Yankees
Gio Urshela gives up Jose Urquidi to draw the Yankees within a 3-2 run. It was his second household of A.L.C.S. He also hosts Game 1. Brett Gardner followed with a single on the opposite field for a major hit, while Astros Manager A.J. Hinch was nervous again. But Urquidy escaped when he got D.J. LeMahieu dashed into the middle and then he hit Aaron Judge. This is a big moment for Urquidy, a 24-year-old rookie from Mazatlan, Mexico.
Luis Chesa got the bottom in fourth place for the Yankees, and Ursela showed her good work with gloves (and the hand), which prompts an awkwardly high throw from Julie Guriel and then makes a great off-balance diamond throw.
The Astros made only weak contact against Tessa. They don't seem to handle the relief parade like the Yankees do.
The Astros also announced that Peacock had left the right knee knee discomfort game, so maybe that's why he lost his team instead of fatigue.
3rd Inning: 3 pitchers in 3 rooms, "Welcome to 2019"
Aaron Boone and AJ Hinch will need to be alert and nimble in this game with all the pacing decisions he'll make. One of the keys does not wait too long to make a change, as some of the reliefs that he will rely on in this game are not programmed to throw many pitches or sit between innings and return again, or
But while in later submissions you may not think twice about taking a left-handed hitter, you can't burn too many pitchers early in the game. But since the Yankees produce a lot of base traffic, Hinch feels the pressure in the Astros dugout. It might be a little longer with Brad Peacock, and he practically begged Josh James to run out of sweet in the third. But James couldn't while Edwin Encarnation was going to load the bases. Hinch went to Presie, who led Didi Gregorius to a weak ball, but appeared to be injured during the game as he limped to the dugout.
The Astros have so far used three pitchers over three innings.
"It's crazy thinking we're in ALCS Game 6 and we're going to have more than a double digit pitcher on a scale like this," Hinch said before the game. "Welcome to 2019."
Meanwhile, Happ went through the third without giving up, despite George Springer's move. Luis Tessa warms up for the Yankees, and the Astros turn to Jose Urquidi in fourth.
Second Input: Openers give way to a parade of liberators. game when Gary Sanchez hits a goal midfield with a runner in scoring position no less.
Peacock recorded five strikeouts, but he began to lose command when his pitch increased. (Comparatively speaking, of course. He only threw 27, but he's not a starter.) With two outs, Didy Gregory doubled in right field. The Peacock statistically has more success against the right-handed pitcher, who hit just .197 against him in the regular season. Apparently, he was starting to get tired and was walking Gio Ursela, so A.J. Hinch made the first of what should be a lot of changes to this game by asking Josh James to face Bret Gardner. James got out of the traffic jam when he caught Gardner looking for a dubious blow for three conversations. The terrain looked outside and maybe tall.
Yankees Turn to Former Lion Astros J.A. Hap at the bottom of the second and he had a nice, quiet submission. It was exactly what the Yankees needed. Houston's Martin Maldonado picked up a ball and hit a sharp line down the third baseline, but Ursela caught it.
This game will become more captivating as it progresses with all matches and decisions. James is still in Houston.
1st Inning: Guriel Blast Launches Astros Forward
Julie Guriel hits a three-run home opener Chad Green to give the Astros a 3-0 lead. Green hit George Springer to start the inning, but he worked after that, refusing a double by Jose Altue, and then one came out later by Alex Bregman. Gurriel connected on the first pitch – with an Altuve breakthrough for third base – and lined him across the wall in left field when the crowd erupted. The Astros borrowed from the scenario provided by the Yankees in Game 5 when they scored four runs in the first inning of home runs by D.J. LeMahieu and Aaron Hicks.
For astrodes, Brad Pawn picked up where he left off last night, setting the Yankees in order of 7 pitches (he needed 8 to go through the 8th inning of Game 5 on Friday). Astros Manager A.J. Hinch said before the game that he liked the idea of using Peacock because of his measured behavior. Hinch admitted that the game could become chaotic with all the changes and coincidences of picking.
"And who better to shoot the chaos of a bulp day than a calm Brad Peacock," he said. Chad Green [ ] 19659023 Compositions
1. D.J. LeMahieu, 1B
2. Aaron Judge, RF
3. Gleyber Torres, 2B
4. Aaron Hicks, CF
5. Edwin Encarnacion, DH
6. Didi Gregory, SS
7. Gary Sanchez, C
8. Gio Urshela, 3B
9. Brett Gardner, LF
Chad Green, P
1. George Springer, CF
2. Jose Altue, 2B
3. Michael Brantley, LF
4. Alex Bregman, 3B
5. Julie Guriel, 1B
6. Carlos Correa, SS
7. Jordan Alvarez, DH
8. Martin Maldonado, C
9. Josh Reddick, RF
Brad Paun, P
Encarnacion, who has sunk in a 1-for-19 slump in his last five games, is back in the lineup as the designated hitter instead of Giancarlo Stanton. Yankees manager Aaron Boone said the long flight was a factor for Stanton, who is recovering from a four-leg wound, and added that he believed Encarnacion would do well.
Astros Manager A.J. Hinch said he opened with Peacock because he felt Peacock was a good match for the Yankees' command line. Peacock pitched the eighth inning on Game 5 on Friday and took Gardner, Lemahieu and Referee to eight pitches.