The Houston Astros took a commanding 2-0 series lead in the ALCS with a 3-run home run from Alex Bregman in the third inning to seal the 3-2 win.
If you were to ask Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino about what went wrong in Game 2 of the Yankees-Astros series, though, he’d boil it down to luck. Severino gave up a three-run homer to Alex Bregman during the game.
In the same game, Yankees star Aaron Judge was seemingly robbed of a home run in that same game. These circumstances lead Severino to believe that it was a bit of “luck” on the side of Houston.
There is some truth to Severino’s “lucky” statements. There was a lot of data that showed that in any other ball-park, Judge’s eigth-inning fly out would be a home run. The ball would’ve landed in the short right-field porch at Yankee Stadium, Statcast showed.
However, attributing a loss to “luck” will never sit well with both your fans and the opposing team’s fans. It’s hard to blame luck when thirteen of your offense’s at-bats end up as K’s. At the end of the day, the Yankees need to figure out how to fix their hitting issues.
The series shifts to New York for Game 3 Saturday where the Yankees will try to dig themselves out of a hole to avoid being eliminated by Houston in the ALCS for the third time in six years.
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