Welp. Nothing went right for the Houston Astros in game three of the American League Championship Series with the New York Yankees. The Yankees cut into Astros’ ALCS lead with a 8-1 win at Yankee Stadium Monday.
The night was exemplified by Todd Frazier’s second inning home run. Frazier slapped a 95 MPH fastball down and away on his front foot for a three-run home run.
Morton’s night didn’t get much better after exiting in the fourth inning. Will Harris gave up a three-run home run to Aaron Judge after revealing Morton. Judge’s home run was also unique in it was pitch above his hand that he fisted out into the first row of the left-center field.
Judge also got a chance to show his skills in the outfield with a catch of the wall and diving forward to make a play.
The fourth inning went off the rails first with Cameron Maybin miss playing a Greg Bird single that turned into a ground-rule double.
The Astros’ only run came in the ninth inning with Alex Bregman walking to force home run.
Collin McHugh saved the bullpen with four innings of scoreless baseball. CC Sabathia did exactly what the Yankees needed, pitching six scoreless innings.
The Astros get another chance in Game 4 on Tuesday in The Bronx.