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ALCS Game 2 Thread. October 20, 2022, 6:37 CT. Yankees @ Astros

The Framberin Man takes on the Yanks’ Luis Severino

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MLB: New York Yankees at Houston Astros Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Well, yesterday, the Astros’ big guns, Jose Altuve, Yordan Alvarez, Alex Bregman, and Kyle Tucker, all went hitless, but the Astros won. Go figure.

Home runs by supposedly over-the-hill, but suddenly-rejuvenated Yuli Gurriel, rookie Jeremy Pena, light-hitting Chas McCormick, and an RBI double by normally clueless Martin Maldonado, scored all the Astros runs, enough to support fine pitching by Justin Verlander and secure the 4-2 win.

In the playoffs, you take wins any way you can, but tonight let’s hope the big four get back on track and support lefty Framber Valdez, who faces the powerful right-handed sluggers of the Brox Bombers.

Game on TBS.

Here are the lineups.