New York Yankees at Houston Astros
|Date & Time||Wednesday April 10, 2019, 7:40 PM (EDT)|
Minute Maid Park
Houston Astros -135 / New York Yankees +115
The New York Yankees and the Houston Astros meet in the finale of their three game set from Minute Maid Park in MLB action on Wednesday night.
The New York Yankees will look to salvage a win and avoid the sweep after dropping game two by a final score of 6-3 on Tuesday. Gary Sanchez went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs while Luke Voit had a solo home run to round out the Yankees’ scoring in the losing effort. Austin Romine and Aaron Judge each added a base hit as well as New York cranked out just five hits as a team in the losing effort. Jonathan Loaisiga gave up two runs on four hits while striking out five over three innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Chad Green ended up with the loss to fall to 0-2 this season. James Paxton will start game three and is 1-1 with a 4.09 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. In his career, Paxton is 7-3 with a 2.89 ERA and 69 strikeouts against Houston.
The Houston Astros will look to complete the sweep after taking the first two games of the set. Jose Altuve and George Springer each had two RBIs with Altuve going 2 for 4 with a home run while Springer added a double. Michael Brantley went 3 for 5 with a pair of doubles and an RBI while Yuli Gurriel added an RBI as well to round out Houston’s scoring in the win. Josh Reddick went 2 for 4 and Alex Bregman had a double while Robinson Chirinos chipped in a base hit as well to cap off the ‘Stros offense in the victory. Gerrit Cole allowed three runs on four hits while walking three and striking out six over seven innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Hector Rondon got the win to improve to 1-0 while Roberto Osuna grabbed his 4th save of the season. Collin McHugh will start game three and is 1-1 with a 2.45 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. In his career, McHugh is 2-1 with a 4.26 ERA and 20 strikeouts against the Yankees.
New York is 2-7 in their last 9 Wednesday games and 1-11 in their last 12 game 3 matchups while the over is 9-1 in their last 10 road games against a team with a winning record. Houston is 5-0 in their last 5 home games and 39-18 in their last 57 games overall while the under is 19-5-2 in McHugh’s last 26 home starts. New York is 3-9 in the last 12 meetings between these two teams in Houston.
The Astros and the low line is seriously worth considering given how well the Astros have played in the first two games of the set. However, New York for the most part hasn’t been that far behind, and I’m just not sold on Collin McHugh as a starter, even if he’s pitched well in his first two outings this season. Paxton still has some work to do to prove himself to his new team and with a sense of familiarity against this Houston lineup from his time with Seattle, I think Paxton pitches a gem and helps the Yankees salvage a win here.