Yankees vs Astros ALCS Oct 18, 2019 9:08:22 GMT -5
Post by Slapper on Oct 18, 2019 9:08:22 GMT -5
They have a great batting order and a great bullpen but their biggest weakness has always been a inconsistent starting rotation and they can not play small ball.
If they can not hit the Astro's pitchers they will not have a chance against the Nats. The whole reason why the Nats got this far was pitching and at this level pitching is 98% of it.
Yankees need to go out this offseason and get some real deal proven talent on the mound instead of others teams potential stars. They also need to work on the small ball game because trying to change the game with one swing does not work at this level. In the playoffs pitchers work around the strike zone and give you garbage. You need to make something out of those pitches and home runs more often then not require the pitch to be in the sweet spot. Your not getting that this time of the year and this team needs to learn how to slap that ball instead of knocking the cover off it.
They can still rattle off three in a row, Houston just did it. But the big difference was there was no pressure on Houston during these three wins. If they lost any one of them there was still a couple more tomorrows left. The Yankees don't have any more tomorrows left. Give them nothing to hit and the game will be over. That will be Houston's game plan.