GDT: 2017 ALCS: (2) Houston Astros vs (WC1) New York Yankees

Discussion in 'Baseball' started by mymerlincat, Oct 11, 2017.

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Who ya got?

  1. Astros in 4

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  2. Astros in 5

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  3. Astros in 6

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  4. Astros in 7

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  5. Yankees in 4

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  6. Yankees in 5

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  7. Yankees in 6

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  8. Yankees in 7

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  1. mymerlincat

    mymerlincat Registered User

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    I think the Astros have this one.
     
  2. Marc the Habs Fan

    Marc the Habs Fan Astros bandwagon

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    Houston strong.

    They will take it in 7. I can't imagine the heart of their lineup just dying like the Indians did.

    With that said, games 3 and 4 will basically be bullpen games for the Astros one would think and that is a concern. So it puts a TON of pressure on them grabbing 1 and 2 with Keuchel and Verlander pitching.
     
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    Yankees in six.
     
  4. Virtanen18

    Virtanen18 SAMCRO

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    Astros in 4.
     
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    All Might Symbol of Peace

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    Yankees in 6. Better pitching depth.

    Gary and Judge had like 5 hits and they still knocked off the best team in baseball.
     
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    Astros in 7.
     
  7. KaylaJ

    KaylaJ i bent my wookie

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    good luck (kinda) yankee fans
     
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    I actually think the Yankees will take this one.

    Their top 2 can hold up against Verlander/Keuchel, and I think they match up better against the other HOU pitchers (Peacock/Morton/McHugh). And the bullpen advantage. And the bats cancel out.

    That said, the last time they were in an ALCS against a Texas team they seemed to match up well with, not so.

    But as we know, sometimes it's the teams you least expect that go all the way. See: 2006/2011 St. Louis Cardinals.
     
  9. Bruce Joker

    Bruce Joker Professor X

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    Yankees in 6-7 depends how Houston pitches

    If Houston gets good pitching I expect them to win in 7
     
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    Please Astros in 6 games. Since I'm Japanese, I hope Tanaka pitches well so he gets 1 of the 2 wins for the Yankees.
     
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  11. Machinehead

    Machinehead Fire Clowneault

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    Alright let's get this out of the way here: anybody wanna tell me how easy this is gonna be for Houston?
     
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    Astros in 6. There's no pressure on them, they've barely been mentioned all regular season or playoffs despite winning 101 games. All postseason even in their own series all you heard was "what's wrong with the Red Sox?" instead of acknowledging the Astros are pretty darn good. 97% of the media attention will be on the Yankees so the Stros just need to go out and play and have fun.

    Reg. season is a different slate, but Houston played NY pretty well, took five of seven, versus going 1-5 vs Cleveland. Houston's lineup just showed they can hit good pitching up and down, even if a couple guys cool off others step up. Could be some explosive offense in this series, it will be fun.
     
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    Houston in 7.

    If the Yankees marquee batters show up, NY in 6.
     
  14. BMOK33

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    Supposedly no Tanaka til game 3. He's going Gray/Severino in the first 2
     
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    Emperoreddy PICKLE RICK!!!!

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    The Binder strikes again. Joe sees Tanaka's road ERA vs Home and is running with it
     
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    BlameUtley When all else fails

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    Many games in the playoffs are decided by the bullpen. Yankees will win.
     
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    They have to get 1 of the first 2. If they don't they probably don't win the series. If I'm AJ Hinch and I take the first 2 I basically say I'm not going to push Keuchel or Verlander on 3 days rest. I'm gonna go with them in games 5 and 6 and hope I just end the series in 5 or 6. Assuming you take one of 3 or 4 you should be good.
     
  18. Duke33

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    Also the MVP debate will get ramped up for sure, although the postseason doesn't matter. But you can get the media talking heads will bring it up nonstop. Even Costas during Game 1 of Houston-Boston was going on about how Altuve needed to have a good postseason to overcome "other contenders" for the MVP crown.

    Well Bob you should know the postseason isn't taken into consideration, but if it was, so far it's been a complete bloodletting:

    Judge: 1 for 20, no HR, 2 RBIs, one run, .208 OBP and he struck out an insane 16 of 20 times vs. Cleveland.

    Altuve: 8 for 15, 3 HR, 4 RBIs, five runs, .632 OBP and only two strikeouts.
     
  19. Terry Yake

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    astros in 6
     
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    The only reason Judge struck out to that degree is because of how they called his strike zone. Nothing he could do on pitches that low which should have been balls.
     
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    I'm saying Yankees in six. Frankly I liked our chances against Clevland as well and I think because of the bull pen advantage we can pull it off. Grey/Severino in 1 and 2 gives us a chance and then having Tanaka and the big man going at the Stadium? I hope it goes at least 6 since I have that Friday off and can day drink for the game.
     
  22. Duke33

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    I don't know about that. Here or there I can blame on the ump but 16 out of 20 is something else entirely.
     
  23. TF97

    TF97 Jose Bautista: 20 HR

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    Yankees in 7
     
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    I mean you know as well as anyone that in baseball a count going from 2-0 to 2-1 or 1-1 to 1-2 changes your entire approach at the plate.
     
  25. GIN ANTONIC

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    Astros in 7 because I want to see this series go the distance
     

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