HOU is 94-44 with Altuve this year, 30-9 since he came back from injury, 9-14 without him. They have been the team to beat all season long.The Astros look really good, the Indians second- rate. Whoever wins the other division series will have their hands full with the Astros.
Pretty much, just as the LeBrons trampled other Eastern teams without home court. (Edit: it also presumes they get by the Braves!)Does this presume LA gets by the Brewers, who have home field advantage?
There is nothing about the Astros to dislike for sure.The Astros are just so so so good. And honestly, I can't really dislike them. They're just a great team and that's all there is to it.
I was talking to a buddy of mine who's an Astros fan. We were talking about how good their pitching is and he pointed out that at every level of baseball the Astros or their minor league affiliates led their respective leagues in strikeouts (as pitchers). He said, "They've figured something out."
It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone. You count on it, rely on it to buffer the passage of time, to keep the memory of sunshine and high skies alive, and then just when the days are all twilight, when you need it most, it stops.Sorry, man. It's kind of amazing we do this to ourselves year after year when the end is so rarely what you are hoping for.
because their bullpen that's been terrible all year gave up 14 runs in 10 innings, the staff wasn't the problem (though bauer as a reliever didn't really work as planned)Cleveland has one of the best pitching staffs in the league, and the Astros have outscored them 20-5.