The Houston Astros haven’t played since Saturday.
That’s what happens when you solve your best-of-five American League Division Series matchup in just three games.
They will take the field again on Wednesday night against the New York Yankees in a new edition of the modern rivalry.
The Astros knocked the Yankees from the playoffs in 2015, 2017, and 2019: the first one in the Wild Card Game and the last two in the Championship Series.
The Yankees are eager to get some revenge, but the Astros look like favorites.
Houston already released its roster for the ALCS, and it only has one change compared to the one they used to face the Seattle Mariners in the previous round.
Astros add RHP Seth Martinez, drop CF Jake Meyers for ALCS. https://t.co/IdWcKeRghM
— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) October 19, 2022
Houston took an outfielder off the roster and it’s bolstering its pitching staff with another right-handed arm.
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Of the teams left in contention, it’s fair to say the Astros have the best pitching and also the best offense.
The Astros are definitely well-equipped to make a run at the title.