Astro Annihilation

07/22/2022 Astro Annihilation

By: Matthew Cahill

Houston Takes Both Games of Doubleheader Against Yankees

The two best teams in the MLB faced off in a doubleheader yesterday as the Astros took both games over the Yankees, winning the first 3-2 and the second 7-5.


In the first game, the Astros headed into the ninth with a 2-1 lead, but Isiah Kiner-Falefa tied the game up in the top of the ninth with an RBI single. However, Houston immediately answered thanks to J.J. Matijevic’s walk-off single for the win. The second game on the other hand wasn’t nearly as close. Yordan Alvarez and Alex Bregman hit back-to-back homers in the first inning to set the tone and complete the wire to wire victory over New York.


Trouble Brewing in New York

While this has for the most part been a magical season for the Yankees, they cannot seem to exercise their demons in Houston. After crushing playoff defeats to them in 2017 and 2019, they are just 2-5 against the Astros this year, with their only wins coming via walk-off. If New York wants to get back to the World Series for the first time since 2009, they are very likely going to have to figure out a way to beat Houston, because they are still the team to beat in the American League until proven otherwise.


Additional Storylines

ESPN: Sweep Gives Astros Season Series vs. Yankees, but Aaron Boone says ‘it’s not going to matter unless’ it’s October

NY Post: Yankees Get Reality Check in Humbling Doubleheader Sweep by Astros


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