For the second straight week, the New York Yankees are returning home facing a 2-0 deficit against an opponent who won at least 100 games in the regular season. After rallying against the 102-win Cleveland Indians, the question is can New York do it again in the American League Championship Series against the 101-win Houston Astros? The Yankees get their first opportunity to climb out of their deficit Monday night when they host Houston in Game 3.
NEW YORK — Joe Girardi says that if his New York Yankees are to go down in this ALCS, they will go down swinging. So there will be no lineup changes for Game 3 of the best-of-seven series against the Houston Astros on Monday night. There is no panic coming from the manager’s office. “You know, [we’re] one or two hits away from being 2-0,” Girardi said Sunday at Yankee Stadium, where Game 3 of the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros happens Monday night. “Obviously would you rather be 1-1 or 2-0 the other way? Well, yeah. But there’s no panic in them. They’re going to do what they do and see where the chips fall.” After a pair of 2-1 losses at Minute Maid Park, the Yankees
Throughout the postseason, the New York Yankees are proving to be a different team offensively at home than on the road. The Bronx dominance helped the Yankees rally from a 2-0 deficit in the American League Division Series against the Cleveland Indians, and now the Yankees hope it helps them stage a comeback against the Houston Astros in the AL Championship Series. New York will try to remain unbeaten at home in the postseason and even the ALCS at two games apiece Tuesday in Game 4 against Houston.