Friday, May 12, 2017
Over the last three seasons, no one has hit more home runs to right field at Yankee Stadium than Brian McCann. The famed short porch has been kind to the left-handed-hitting slugger, who visited one of his favorite New York attractions with a three-run shot in the Astros’ 5-1 victory over the Yankees on Friday.
McCann’s sixth home run of the season produced an early cushion for right-hander Lance McCullers Jr., who helped lead the Astros (25-11) to their best 36-game start in franchise history by limiting the Yankees to four hits over six scoreless innings, striking out seven.
Carlos Correa also had a run-scoring single for the Astros, who rapped Yankees rookie Jordan Montgomery for four runs and eight hits in six innings. The left-hander walked one and struck out seven in his sixth Major League start. Houston improved to 10-2 in its past 12 games, while the Yanks dropped their third straight contest.
In all seriousness, after the rainout tomorrow, I’ll just be happy if they get this three-game sweep over with on Sunday without the Orioles and Red Sox winning another game and I’ll be fine. The Orioles and Red Sox luckily lost tonight, as well.
Boy, this is not a good matchup for the Yankees at all. I still can’t believe the one awful Houston starter is going to get rained out.
Oh well, hopefully the rain keeps the bad times from continuing!
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