The Houston Astros didn’t just beat the New York Yankees Saturday, they dominated them.
Houston won, 5-0, to take a 3-0 lead in the ALCS. Six Astros pitchers combined to hold New York to one hit until the ninth inning, when the Yanks picked up a couple of singles before going down.
Only one MLB team in history has overcome a 3-0 deficit to win a postseason series. The Boston Red Sox trailed the Yankees in the 2004 ALCS but then won four straight to steal the series.
That was the greatest postseason collapse in Yankees history, but this 2022 ALCS may end up on the short list.
It was a totally unexpected showing from the Bronx Bombers. After losing the first two games of the series in Houston, the Yankees returned home and many expected them to come alive and make this a series. Instead, the Astros continued their postseason ownership of the Yankees. Houston knocked the Yankees out of the postseason in 2015, 2017 and 2019.
Baseball fans had plenty of takes on what’s wrong with the Yankees, what’s right with the Astros, and what might happen in Game 4 Sunday.
“I knew this was going to be the end result for the Yankees when they drew the Astros in the ALCS, but to not even put up a fight is frustrating,” tweeted one fan.
The Astros have 18 pitchers on their team who all appear to be Sandy Koufax.
Every Yankees hitter appears to be Joey Gallo.#ALCS #HOUvsNYY
— Robert Gavin (@RobertGavinTU) October 23, 2022
I knew this was going to be the end result for the Yankees when they drew the Astros in the ALCS, but to not even put up a fight is frustrating
— Vin There, Done That (@Vin_Ven10) October 22, 2022
I know the #Astros are cheating scum, but there are few things better than the #Yankees getting stomped, the team with BY FAR the WORST fans in sports. #ALCS
— Ron Gilmer (@IdiotboxWatcher) October 22, 2022
2015: Lose WC to Astros
2016: Miss Playoffs
2017: Lose ALCS to Astros in 7 *
2018: Lose ALDS to Redsox in 4
2019: Lose ALCS to Astros in 6
2020: Lose ALDS to Rays in 5
2021: Lose WC to Red Sox
This era of Yankees baseball summarized in one word – Disappointment #repbx
— Stealthy G (@JohnGjNY) October 22, 2022
"The Yankees are missing so many pieces" excuses coming from the @TBSNetwork announcers is a reallyyyyyy bad look.
They melted down and haven't been the same since the @astros steamrolled them in July. And now? A likely 3-0 hole in the ALCS. A possible 🧹. And 40 strikeouts.
— Adrian SanMiguel (@ar_sanmiguel) October 22, 2022
@Yankees Fans. Are. Booing. Their team is in the ALCS & they are booing. Unreal. Every other AL team would kill to be there. Wow. @astros are out here crushing souls, hopes and dreams. pic.twitter.com/6OdbwN6qFT
— H-Town vs All Y’all (@TXOFTKP) October 22, 2022
If astros keep this up I think they win the WS. Swept the M’s and now close to possibly sweeping the Yankees.
— Rod (@Coach_VR19) October 23, 2022
The Astros Right Now: pic.twitter.com/TGjKnZbeHB
— Space Lawyer (@rrossjd) October 22, 2022
5-0 Astros into ninth. Looks like Yankees fans are trying to beat traffic. pic.twitter.com/8BgcFgdxSd
— Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) October 23, 2022