The Red Sox have lost five of the seven games they have played against the Astros this season, and while the two teams look different at the ALCS, the Astros are a formidable opponent.
So what should fans expect to see? Take a closer look at what Astro brings to the table.
The pitching rotation of the estrus is a bit thin.
Losing McLaughlin Jr. – Allegedly for the series, possibly for the season – a brutal blow to the Astros. McCullers was the team’s ace against the White Sox and won both his matches.
But the Red Sox have never faced McCoolers this season. The pitcher in Game 1 is Framber Valdez, who fit the Red Sox in the June meetings. The Red Sox hitters challenged the deadly combination of sinking fastball and one of MLB’s best curved hair. Welds doesn’t produce many strikeouts, but has a 92nd percentile spin on its curve with an average of 61 inches of vertical drop and 13.5 inches of horizontal motion. As Over the Monster notes.. The Red Sox will need to find Valdez at some point, as they will see it twice.
In Game 2, the Red Sox will take a second look at Luis Garcia, who gave up five hits and a run in the win over the Red Sox earlier this season. Garcia relies on a dirty cutter for 22.6% of his pitches.
Assuming he’s gotten off to a good start, Joss Arocade will be an interesting test of the Red Sox’s patience – he rarely gives up walking, while the Red Sox have one of the best walking rates in baseball.
But the loss of McCoolers undoubtedly hurts Estrus.
“We have options – you know – who we have,” said Dusty Baker, Astros manager. “We got February, Garcia. We got Urquidy, and [Jake] Odorzi We have options, but we will not call these options right now, even though February is starting tomorrow, and we will leave.
Astros has a dirty set of hitters.
There is no shortage of depth in pitching rotation beyond the Astros lineup, which included Kyle Tucker (.294, 30 homers) in seven slots against the White Sox. The Astros did not have an All-Star starter, but they did have three batsmen in stock – Carlos Correa, Jose Alto and Michael Brantley.
According to statistics, Astros was number one in the team war with the No. 1 offense. According to the fan graph.. Astros also led the WRC +
Chris Cell, who will face Astros in Game 1, was asked about his lineup.
“The numbers speak for themselves,” Cell said. “I think he was one of the top offenders in the league.” We know who we are against. We know who’s in the second dugout. It’s just about our implementation. We have a lineup that is just as dangerous, if not more so, we have to keep them away so that our lineup can go and do its job and feel comfortable in these places.
Astros are incredibly clutch.
A team doesn’t make ALCS for five consecutive years without a play, and Astro is good at drama. Liam Hendricks, near the White Sox, probably gave the best summary of how good the Astros are when the light is on.
“That’s what they’re famous for.” Hendricks said.. “These are the people who want to win the playoffs.”
Earlier in the season, the Red Sox gained a reputation as a team that is never out of the game. That reputation waned a bit later, but the Red Sox did well again in the postseason.
The Astros, who are the annual best in the post-season, present their biggest test to date.
Will the story of “Villain” spark Astros?
Of Spent the Red Sox. Much of the season revolves around the story of “No One Believes Us”, which worked well for them.
During the ALDS, White Sox defender Ryan Tippera said the Astros were cheating again. The Astros players were furious.
“I saw him on Twitter, sent him to the team’s group chat and said, ‘We’re coming for his head.’ Korea said in Spanish in an interview with D-Playmaker. On Wednesday, as quoted. Houston Chronicle. “That’s what I said in my group chat.”
In a post-game interview on the field, Korea called again about Tapira.
“I encouraged the other players when you were going to talk. [expletive] As for the other teams, only the state facts, “Korea said.” If you don’t tell the facts, you lose credibility in the game. It is unfortunate that he had to say these words because we came here hungry. We showed “
Psychological narrative. There is a field that explores the power of storytelling and how it makes sense to a person’s life and experiences. The same can be said of teams – making a statement can be a powerful way to bring everyone together. “No one believes us”H Town vs. Everyone.“It simply came to our notice then.
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