Houston Astros: 81-74
We’ll first start off with the Houston Astros. Say bye-bye to the organization that would roll over and die while losing over a 100 games, because that Houston Astros team is to never to be seen again. At least not for a while with the type of youth they’ve surfaced onto the show. The Astros right from the gate got off to a hot start this season, but their divisional foes in the lone-star state, the Texas Rangers have had an offense of late like none other and now hold a 3 in a half game lead over Houston in the AL West. Boy, something about the magic of Nolan Ryan having taken over both organizations has made baseball relevant in the state of Texas once more.
The Yankees would unquestionably go up against lefty phenom Dallas Keuchel who’s currently 18-8 with a 2.51 ERA and 203 Strike Outs. You’d think he’s throwing 97 mph heaters, but that’s far from it. He’s probably the best pitcher in terms of locating his fastball and the movement of his velocity pinpoints right around the batters’ ankles. Get this, Keuchel is 2-0 against the Yankees this season along with: 16 IP 0 ER 21 K’s[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIVCKqvHV-8]
Should the Yankees just throw in the towel if that’s who they would have to face? Needless to say Carlos Correa and Jose Altuve make up as being the finest SS/2B duos in the bigs. The one big question mark for Houston is they are under .500 playing outside of Minute Maid park but they are 4-3 against the Pinstripes this season.