The Astros defeated the Boston Red Sox in the 2017 ALDS in four games.
To recap the series, Games 1 and 2 were played at Minute Maid Park with Houston outscoring Boston (2-8) in both games.
When the series moved to Fenway Park, Boston outscored Houston in Game 3 (3-10), but in Game 4, Houston slid past Boston (5-4).
Moving on to the 2017 ALCS
As we all remember, the Astros had home field advantage in this series. The Astros won Games 1 (1-2) and 2 (1-2), outscoring the Yankees by two runs at home (2-4).
We also know that the Yankees survived the next three games of the series at Yankee Stadium with scores in Game 3 (1-8), Game 4 (4-6), and Game 5 (0-5) outscoring the Astros by 14 runs (5-19).
Yet, when the series returned to MMP, the Yankees couldn’t seem to find their sticks, and the Astros won Game 6 (1-7) and Game 7 (0-4). In the four away games at MMP, the Yankees only scored a total of three runs.
Over the seven-game series, the Yankees outscored the Astros by two (22-20), with the bulk of their runs, 19, coming at Yankee Stadium. Is this not a red flag? To me, this is more telling about the Yankees offense against the defense and pitching of the Astros than it is about the banging on trash cans.
Moving on, let’s analyze the results of the 2017 World Series.