In the 2015 AL Wild Card Game the New York Yankees couldn’t muster any offense as they lost to Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros 3-0.

By Robby Sabo

New York Yankees Fall Short Against Kuechel, Astros 3-0The New York Yankees 2015 MLB season is now officially done. The worst thought about this team as a whole is how the season concluded: with a whimper.

Going down softly in the night is how the Yankee lineup melted against Houston Astros starter Dallas Keuchel. They could only muster three hits in the six innings the AL All-Star starter pitched. Actually, only three hits is what they put up all game.

Keuchel finished the game with the win, allowing no runs, just three hits, while striking out seven.

For Keuchel against New York it was the same story, different day.

Brett Gardner acted as Girardi’s leadoff man in this one as Chris Young received the start in favor of Jacoby Ellsbury against the lefty. It produced no results. Young finished 0-for-2 while Gardner went a miserable 0-for-4 including three strikeouts and a late ground-out that brought on the boo-birds.

The best chance the Yankees lineup had came in the sixth-inning. Keuchel was laboring a bit and he faced Alex Rodriguez with runners on first and second with two out.

What proceeded was a meatball of a pitch right down the middle. A-Rod could only fly out to end the threat.

Houston used a Colby Rasmus solo home run in the second to get on the board first. Then, Carlos Gomez accomplished the same feat fourth inning.

Masahiro Tanaka was wildly inconsistent all night. His two runs surrendered were considered lucky as he struggled through his five innings.

Jose Altuve tacked on the final run in the seventh-inning with some brilliant hitting off flamethrower Dellin Betances.

Houston’s bullpen did the rest with ease.

The Astros will now move onto the ALDS and the defending AL Champion Kansas City Royals. The Yankees will the showers and ponder what could be a long offseason.

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