In a Major League Baseball matchup, the Houston Astros and New York Yankees square off on Thursday at Minute Maid Park.
The Astros have won two straight games against the New York Mets and have an overall record of 47-27 heading into this contest. The Astros have only allowed one run combined over the last two games, and they need the pitching to stay strong throughout this series. The Astros’ pitching has been their greatest asset all season, and they currently lead the league with a league-low 3.35 runs allowed per game. Yordan Alvarez has been the best offensive player, hitting 23 home runs and accumulating 56 RBIs.
The Yankees, who are on the opposing side of this battle, have a record of 56-20 overall and have won four straight games. The Yankees have only allowed four runs combined over the previous two games, so they will need strong pitching once more in this contest. Baseball’s second-ranked offence is led by the Yankees’ pitching staff, which is ranked first overall. Aaron Judge has 59 RBIs and 29 home runs to his credit.
Luis Severino, who is pitching for the Yankees, has a 4-2 record and a 3.38 ERA. He pitched six innings in his most recent start against the Astros, surrendering five hits and three earned runs.
Luis Garcia, who is now pitching for the Astros, has a 5-5 record with a 3.68 ERA. He went five innings, giving up six hits and three runs in his most recent start against the Mets.
In their last six games played on Thursday, the Yankees have a 6-0 record. In Severino’s previous four starts on grass, the under is 4-0. In the Astros’ previous nine games played on Thursday, the under is 8-1.
Although both of these pitchers are having successful seasons, this total seems a little too low. The Yankees offence will have success right away in this game, especially because both pitchers are coming off three-run outings.
Free Pick: Houston Astros