Scouts: Only one game on the books today, and it was a doozy! The Yankees and Astros had to move their day off up to account for a storm that passed through New York on Wednesday. With the day off, everything got shuffled around and it meant that Zack Greinke and Masahiro Tanaka got to face off for a pivotal game 4. A Houston win puts them just one back from the W.S., where a New York win ties it all up with one game remaining in New York. How many licks will it take to get to the center of this tootsie pop? Let’s find out!
Houston 8, New York 3 – Scouts: New York struck first, with Zack Greinke walking three batters, and allowing a single. The run came when Brett Gardner worked a bases loaded walk with two down. Greinke was able to get Gary Sanchez to strike out to end the threat immediately after. After that, things were a little quiet until George Springer smoked a three run homer off Mashario Tanaka in the third. Houston padded their lead thanks to a Carlos Correa three run shot in the 6th that pretty much sealed the deal for the Astros. By the time Gary Sanchez homered in the 6th, the game was already in the bag.
Now, down 3-1 with their backs against the wall, the Yankees will turn to James Paxton, and will have to take down Justin Verlander for the right to continue playing for a few more days. If the Yankees do manage to win one more, games 6 and 7 are scheduled to play Saturday and Sunday in Houston.