Gerrit Cole
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The New York Yankees were completely dominated and eventually shut out in Game 3 of the ALCS by Gerrit Cole and the Houston Astros.

  • New York Yankees 1 (1-2)
  • Houston Astros 4 (2-1)
  • ALCS, Game 3, Final, Box Score
  • Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY

Sometimes, analytics means nothing. Sometimes, October baseball can be boiled down to just one man, one horse who takes it upon himself to carry the load.

On Tuesday night in the Bronx, Gerrit Cole did exactly that.

The Houston Astros horse pitched seven innings of shutout ball to lead his club to the 4-1 Game 3 victory and a 2-1 ALCS series lead.

Cole allowed no runs on four hits and five uncharacteristic walks while striking out seven New York Yankees over 112 pitches in a dominant seven innings.


The only blemish for the Astros staff was an eighth-inning Gleyber Torres solo shot that cut the Yankees deficit to three.

The Bronx Bombers were anything but their namesake, combining for just five hits on the night. DJ LeMahieu accounted for the only Yankee to collect more than one hit.

Luis Severino took the opening ball from Aaron Boone and pitched to mixed results. The youngster allowed two runs on five hits and three walks in 4.1 innings of work. He struck out six batters but allowed Jose Altuve and Josh Reddick to take him deep in the first and second innings, respectively.

While Severino takes the loss, Adam Ottavino also contributed to the rough night. He allowed two runs without recording an out. Both runs were scored on Zack Britton, who relieved Ottavino in the fifth inning that saw Houston plate two.

The Yankees, now facing a 2-1 series deficit, turn around for Game 4 Wednesday night in what looks to be the battle of the bullpens, pending the weather forecast.

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