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The Bronx Bombers head to Texas for a one-game showdown with the Astros on Thursday, rekindling a feud dating back to Houston’s sign-stealing scheme in 2017. In New York, bettors and fans can place a risk-free bet up to $1,500 with Caesars Sportsbook New York by using the promo code LEGAL15.
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Rivalry renewed: New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros
Since 2017 (or at least shortly thereafter), the Yankees and their fans have held a special kind of disdain for the Houston Astros. That certainly goes for fans of every team not named the Astros. But especially so for the Yankees.
After all, that year, Houston conducted an illegal sign-stealing scheme that allowed the Astros to gain an advantage over opponents. That particularly affected the Bronx Bombers.
Consider that Houston’s José Altuve went on to win the 2017 MVP, beating out Aaron Judge of the Yankees. That year, the Astros eliminated New York in the American League Championship Series in seven games en route to the franchise’s first World Series title. Two years later, in 2019, Houston did it again, winning the ALCS in six games over the Yankees.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has not been able to shake his ire for the Astros, going as far as to say that Houston’s 2017 cheating scandal was “illegal and horrific.” He takes offense, he told The Athletic, that he gets “offended” when he hears the Yankees have not appeared in, let alone won, the World Series since 2009. Because, as Cashman put it, “we actually did it the right way.”
While the overarching storyline that dates back five years will continue, a game still needs to be played. A game between the top two records in Major League Baseball and potentially a preview of this year’s ALCS.
Yankees chasing records as they prep for Astros
The New York Yankees (56-20) own the best record in baseball, eight games better than the Houston Astros (47-27). In June alone, the Yanks have torched the opposition, winning 21 of 26 games that has vaulted the team as the favorite to win the 2023 World Series. (Houston, meanwhile, owns the third-best odds to lift the Commissioner’s Trophy, per Caesars Sportsbook.)
While New York continues to streak, conversations have begun about the team’s ability to set the MLB record for most wins in a single season. The Chicago Cubs won 116 games in 1906. Meaning, starting with their Thursday game against Houston, the Yankees need to go 61-25 the rest of the way to reach 117 victories. Could it happen? It’s possible.
The Bronx Bombers have lived up to their name this season. Aaron Judge, in the midst of a career year and an MVP season, has launched a league-best 29 home runs this season, including one Wednesday that helped New York set the MLB record for most homers (57) in the month of June. On the year, New York has amassed a league-leading 124 home runs, including 20 from Anthony Rizzo and 19 from Giancarlo Stanton.
With Luis Severino getting the start, the Yankees’ pitching staff will put its MLB-best 2.93 ERA to the test against Houston, which has hit 102 home runs this year. Yordan Álvarez leads the way with a .316 batting average and 23 homers. Now, Álvarez is listed as day-to-day after he collided with teammate Jeremy Peña in Wednesday’s game.
The Astros have a strong pitching staff of their own, with a third-best 3.02 ERA. They will give the starting nod to Luis Garcia, who has won each of his past two starts.
Best bet: Under 8.5 runs
Yes, the Yankees are putting together a historic and potentially record-breaking season. Yes, New York leads the league in scoring. And yes, Houston can light up the scoreboard when the time calls for it.
But, as noted, the Yankees and Astros have two of the top pitching staffs in the league in terms of ERA. Each side has a deep stable of hurlers that has held opponents to the two lowest batting averages in MLB.
In their recent four-game series against Houston, the Yankees were held to just seven runs over the final three games. They totaled just 14 runs en route to splitting the series. The Astros didn’t fare much better, scoring 15 runs. While a small sample size, the per-game total averaged out to just over 7 runs.
Again, a small sample. But, something to consider.