Why Yankees may have hope with Justin Verlander on the hill for Astros in Game 5 - Asume Tech
To survive at least one more night in the ALCS, the Yankees must find a way to solve Justin Verlander. When the Cooperstown right-hander competed against New York in Game 2 of the series, he allowed only five hits and two runs in 6 2/3 innings, a game the Astros eventually won in 11 innings on a Carlos Correa treadmill. off home run.
The game was crucial in this series. The Yankees had the start in Houston, and if they had won the second game on the road, that would have been a difficult climb for the Astros. Do you remember how the Nationals won the first two NLCS games in St. Louis and then broke up in the second half of the national team? This does not mean, of course, that the Yankees duplicated the sweep, but refusing the game's Gravitas - "It's the only game in a series of seven games." - is pretty misleading.RIVERA: CC Sabathia gave Yankees - and Baseball - everything he had
Of course, that was not the first punchy game in Verlander's career. Verlander has a career of 3.33 ERA in the regular season and a career of 3.18 ERA in 169 2/3 innings. Narrowing of October Resume: Eight of his 27 career playoffs have begun in games that could have ended the series, either because Verlander's team may win or because his team is about to go down.
Of course, different types of pressure, but still printing to the nth degree in October. Let's take a look at how he beat himself in these eight games.
2006 World Series, Game 5
Series Situation: Verlanders Tiger followed the Cardinals 3: 1
Verlanders last line: 6 IP, 6H, 3R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4K
Have to know: Against a Cardinals team that had won only 83 games in the regular season, the Tigers went 2-1 in the lead. With a draw, the Cardinals No. 7-8, Yadier Molina and So Taguchi, single and the St. Louis thrower Jeff Weaver, made a colorful sacrifice. Verlander jumped off the hill, grabbed the ball and tried to get Molina to third base, but his throw sailed into the left field. Molina met to tie the game and Taguchi followed him home with the start of David Eckstein. A run of Fernando Rodney in seventh place completed the 4-2 victory, which earned the Cardinals the 10th World Series title.
2011 ALCS, Game 5
Series Situation: Verlanders Tiger followed the Rangers 3-1
Verlanders last line: 7 1/3 IP, 8 H, 4 R / ER, 3 BB, 8 K
Have to know: The Rangers had won two of the first four games in an extra inning - strangely enough, both games finished in 11th place, with Texas winning 7: 3 - and it was up to Verlander to expand the series. He allowed two runs in eighth place (both RBIs from Josh Hamilton) and Detroit had a 7-2 lead. His day ended in three fights in this inning, when Nelson Cruz hit a homer with two runs. Detroit stopped to win Game 5, but the Rangers ran past the Tigers in Game 6, 15-5 to claim World Series place.
2012 ALDS, Game 5
Series Situation: Verlander's Tigers were tied for a 2-2 draw
Verlanders last line: 9 IP, 4 H, 0 R / ER, 1 BB, 11 K
Have to know: The Tigers took Games 1-2, but A claimed Games 3-4 to set up the kind of Winner Take-All games that make October great. Verlander was brilliant. Only two Oakland runners passed the first base throughout the match. Detroit won 6-0 and rose to the ALCS.
2013 ALDS, Game 5
Series Situation: Verlander's Tigers were linked to the A's, 2-2
Verlanders last line: 8 IP, 2 H, 0 R / ER, 1 BB, 10 K
Have to know: Seems familiar, right? An almost identical situation - opponents, location, series, situation - and Verlander have produced another jewel, which makes all winners. He did not finish this himself, but allowed only two hits in eight innings. Verlander was perfect with five innings and brought a no-hitter into seventh, when Yoenis Cespedes broke off the attempt with a two-out single. Joaquin Benoit was ninth in the 3-0 victory at Detroit.
2017 ALCS, Game 6
Series Situation: Verlanders Astros followed the Yankees 3: 2.
Verlanders last line: 7 IP, 5 H, 0 R / ER, 1 BB, 8 K
Have to know: This one feels relevant, right? Instead of trying to win an ALCS against the Yankees tonight, Verlander tried to keep his team alive in 2017. And the four best players of the lineup in 2017 will be in the Yankees lineup in 2019. The Yankees had all the momentum in this particular game. They had three consecutive wins in the Bronx, outscoring Houston 19-5 in the three games. The Yankees did not even get a runner past the first base until the sixth inning. Houston won 7-1 and then took a 4-0 win for the World Series.
2017 World Series, Game 6
Series Situation: Verlanders Astros led the Dodgers 3: 2
Verlanders last line: 6 IP, 3 H, 2 R / ER, 0 BB, 9 K
Have to know: Do you remember the crazy Game 5 in Houston? The Astros have won this banana game with 13-12 in 10 innings. Verlander made sure that the sixth game in Los Angeles was very different. He retired from the first 16 Dodgern he faced, 15, when the Astros took a 1-0 lead in a home race in George Springer's third inning. In the sixth, however, things fell apart. After Austin Barnes scored and Chase Utley scored a goal, Corey doubled and Chris Taylor followed with a sacrificial flight. The Dodgers suddenly had a 2-1 lead that they would not give up and forced Game 7.
2018 ALCS, Game 4
Series Situation: Verlanders Astros followed the Red Sox 3: 1
Verlanders last line: 6 IP, 7 H, 4 R / ER, 2 BB, 4 K
Have to know: The four runs from Boston were all scored over the home run: the solo shot by J.D. Martinez in the third and the Homer of Rafael Devers in the sixth run. However, this game will always be the David Price game. The talented left's playoff fights were well documented, but he was brilliant in this case, throwing six innings against the reigning World Series champion as the Red Sox won the ALCS.
2019 ALDS, Game 4
Series Situation: Verlanders Astros led the rays with 2: 1
Verlanders last line: 3 2/3 IP, 7 H, 4 R / ER, 3 BB, 5 K
Have to know: Let's just say that this will not lead to a badge in Verlander's Hall of Fame. Ten of the 21 battles he faced certainly reached him by walking or hitting, and the Astros lost the game.
Clinching game numbers
In these eight starts, Verlander has an ERA of 2.55, with 59 strokes and 42 hits in 53 innings. This is without a doubt Hall of Fame. If you're a fan of Yankees and are looking for reasons to hope for, the following will happen: Verlander's team has lost the last three potential clinching games it has started, and its ERA in these three games is 4.60 ,
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