They are now headed to the Bronx with a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven matchup.
All three runs by the Astros came on a three-run home run by Alex Bregman in the third inning.
That’s all the Astros needed, since the Yanks could only score a couple of runs in the fourth and that was it.
Bregman’s blast was a towering shot that wasn’t too impressive from an exit velocity standpoint, but had enough to leave the yard.
Perhaps the wind could have been a factor, since the game was played with the roof open at Minute Maid Park.
He missed a home run by centimeters, and the ball left his bat at 106 mph.
The Yankees Had A Tough Break But It Happens
Yankees pitcher Luis Severino, who started the game on Thursday and allowed the home run to Bregman, referred to both plays.
“Luis Severino talks about the 3-run home run surrendered to Alex Bregman tonight: ‘[Bregman] hit it at 91 mph. That’s the only thing I’m gonna say. And Judge hit it at 106 mph and it didn’t go out. I don’t know, they got lucky,'” SNY tweeted, with Severino’s remarks.
Luis Severino talks about the 3-run home run surrendered to Alex Bregman tonight:
"[Bregman] hit it at 91 mph. That's the only thing I'm gonna say. And Judge hit it at 106 mph and it didn't go out. I don't know, they got lucky" pic.twitter.com/EU4J0SQ4RK
— Yankees Videos (@snyyankees) October 21, 2022
That’s baseball: luck may be a factor, but the Yankees failed to produce much at the plate and didn’t put enough pressure on the Astros’ pitching staff.
Houston’s pitching executed, their offense produced eight hits and two walks, and they pounced when they needed to.
That’s what winning teams do, with or without luck and wind.NEXT: Aaron Judge Was Feet Away From Being A Hero