Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Analyzing the Yankees vs. Astros Head-To-Head Matchups in 2015

The New York Yankees and the Houston Astros have faced off seven times head-to-head this season and will go for an even eighth time tonight in just around three hours. The Yankees lost the season series to Houston with four losses in their seven matchups, and two of those four losses came at the hands of tonight's starter Dallas Keuchel, leaving New York and manager Joe Girardi searching for answers tonight. Will Keuchel respond well pitching on three days of rest for the first time in his career and can Masahiro Tanaka be the stopper, the ace and the workhorse that the New York Yankees signed him to be? Those answers are hard to answer but let's look at the seven matchups between these two teams this season to analyze just how much of a chance the Yankees have of moving on to Kansas City or going home for the winter.

Gm# Date Tm Opp W/L R RA Win Loss Save
73 Thursday, Jun 25 NYY @ HOU L 0 4 Keuchel Warren
74 Friday, Jun 26 NYY @ HOU W 3 2 Eovaldi Harris Betances
75 Saturday, Jun 27 NYY @ HOU W 9 6 Shreve Neshek Betances
76 Sunday, Jun 28 NYY @ HOU L 1 3 McHugh Pineda Gregerson
124 Monday, Aug 24 NYY HOU W-wo 1 0 Miller Perez
125 Tuesday, Aug 25 NYY HOU L 1 15 Keuchel Nova
126 Wednesday, Aug 26 NYY HOU L 2 6 McHugh Pineda
As you can see by this very neat and clean embed above the Yankees are 1-2 inside Yankee Stadium and 0-2 against Keuchel this season as I said. Even in the Yankees victories they did not exactly hit any of the Astros pitchers especially well while the Astros got to Ivan Nova and Michael Pineda early and often in their most recent pair of contests. What it means for tonight remains to be seen, and with this being the second season it probably means relatively little, but this has to be in the back of the Yankees players heads... no?

Joe Girardi and his binder are in full swing this season so don't think they haven't seen these numbers and seen the Keuchel matchups. They have. Good luck Yankees family.

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