The Houston Astros swept the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series, four games to none.
Three of the games were decided by two runs or less, but the Astros looked in control from start to finish despite the seemingly close scores.
Even Yankees manager Aaron Boone recognized Houston’s supremacy.
“‘We got beat by a better team. They’re clearly setting the mark in this league that we’re aspiring to get to.’ -Aaron Boone on the #Yankees losing to the #Astros,” Marly Rivera tweeted, quoting Boone.
— Marly Rivera (@MarlyRiveraESPN) October 24, 2022
It’s a classy move by Boone to recognize his foe’s supremacy in the last few years in the middle of a fierce rivalry.
The Yankees have fallen victim to the Astros in 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2022.
The Astros Are A Premier Organization
No other team in recent history has been as successful as the Astros when they face the Yanks.
Of course, many Yankee fans are still mad about the Astros’ 2017 sign-stealing scandal that helped them get to the World Series.
Boone is trying to leave it all behind and recognize that the way Houston runs its organization has few peers in MLB.
They won one and lost two, and the other one will start on Friday.
The Yankees have done well to make the playoffs every year since 2017, but haven’t been able to build the type of quality depth the Astros have in recent seasons.
That takes some serious talent and work, and Boone knows the Yankees are behind at the moment.