The Houston Astros entered the bottom of the seventh inning, leading 4-0. Lance McCullers Jr. had been proving the fact that he was right up there with Dallas Keuchel and Justin Verlander for six innings.
Then Aaron Judge caught a breaking ball over the plate and everything became a blur. When Wednesday’ American League Champion Series was over, the Yankees had stormed back to win 6-4 and ties the series at 2-2.
And when the dust finally settled the Astros learned two things: Houston has major questions with its struggling offense and bullpen had turned into a ragging dumpster fire.
The one highlights from Game 4 was Yuli Gurriel’s three-run double in the sixth. The Astros finally got a key hit in Yankee Stadium in the ALCS. Before the Judge home run, McCullers allowed just one hit while walking two and striking out three.
The bad was almost all from the bullpen. Chris Devenski, Joe Musgrove, Ken Giles, and Luke Gregerson allowed five earned runs on six hits while walking three and striking out none.
There is nothing more to add. The bullpen was terrible and the offense continues to struggle.