Game 7’s are one of Sport’s biggest marvels.


It’s not the un- commonality of the event as much as the mystique and aura that it exudes when it occurs every so often.


Game 7 is a pressure all to it’s lonesome. Forget whatever else you did during the series, playoffs or even regular season. You show up and show out in a game 7, your status is solidified.


This game seven was no different.


After the home team reigned supreme for the first six games of this ALCS, the deciding game was no different.


For the Astros, it was their chance to advance to their first World Series since 2005 and take the next step in completing a dream season in which they won 101 regular season games. They took advantage of playing at home and seized that opportunity.


After the first three innings were dominated by the pitching of C.C. Sabathia and Charlie Morton, the Astros got to Sabathia in the bottom of the fourth inning thanks to an Evan Gattis solo shot. Sabathia’s night would end that same inning after giving up a walk to Brian McCann and a single by Josh Reddick.


The next inning the Astros put up a crooked number in large part to a solo homer by Jose Altuve and a game breaking two run double by catcher Brian McCann who had struggled mightily this postseason through Game 6.


At this point, a 4-0 lead was more than enough and although there was a bit of a scare that the Yankees would rally back, Astros third baseman Alex Bregman made an incredible throw home to gun out Greg Bird with no outs after he had led off the inning with a double and advanced to third on a wild pitch.



Overall, the better team ended up winning as the Astros made the timely plays both offensively and defensively while the Yanks could muster up some more offensive magic to break through and win their second road game of the postseason.


Although it’s certainly not the result that they wanted, there was a lot to be excited about from the Yankees standpoint.


A chock full of young stars will re-enter the fold next year another season better, more experienced and playoff tested. This experience will be extremely beneficial for this team in the long run because the potential is so great with this group. With Judge, Bird, Gregorius, Castro and Sanchez at the heart of the lineup, runs will be aplenty while Severino and Sonny Gray will hold down the fort in the pitching rotation that also features the best bullpen in baseball.


On the other hand, the Astros will face the Dodgers in a very unique matchup.


It’s actually pretty rare for the two best regular season teams to be the two best playoff teams as well.


A combination of 204 wins will be on the field for a seven game set that we hope will be full of fireworks and late game heroics.


Great offenses, great pitching, young talent and two young managers will be on center stage starting next week in a series that hopes to deliver on its regular season promise and prowess.


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