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The New York Yankees certainly took their home field advantage Thursday night, winning the first game of their American League Championship Series (ALCS) against the Houston Astros. The Astros have been a closely-contested team this season, and many expected the ALCS to be a close one. However, the Yankees dominated the game, and the Astros’ fans were left to deal with their frustration. Many of the Astros fans had left the stadium by the seventh inning, and the rest had mostly left by the eighth.
Work on the film took 563 days. When the Houston Astros played at Yankee Stadium Tuesday night, it was their first visit to the Bronx since Game 5 of the 2019 American League Championship Series. To say a lot has happened since then is an understatement. At least the Astros paid a price for the signature theft scandal of the 2017 and 2018 seasons. The sanctions include the suspension of general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch for the entire 2020 season. But their 2017 World Series title was not released by Major League Baseball, which they won by beating the Boston Red Sox, Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers in the postseason. Since fans weren’t allowed into Yankee Stadium in 2020 (and the Astros and Yankees didn’t meet in an abbreviated 60-game season), Tuesday was the first opportunity for Yankees fans to express their feelings.
Houston Astros star Jose Altuve has borne the brunt oftroubles
COMPARED TO: Houston Astros continue to disappoint their critics Yankees fans have been tough on many Houston Astros players, even though they only have five players left on the 2017 roster. In 2017, New York lost the ALCS in six games before Houston beat the Dodgers in a seven-game World Series. But it was Jose Altuve who became the main target of the scandal. Altuve hit .346/.410/.547 with 24 home runs, 81 RBI and 204 hits and was named the American League MVP. Altuve hasn’t helped his cause by playing less baseball than the All-Stars since the scandal broke in 2020. Last season he hit a worst .219/.286/.344 in 48 games, and this season he’s starting .247/.291/.338 in his first 19 games. But after an 0-for-7 in last year’s wild-card final against the Minnesota Twins, he shined with five homers in 11 games against the Oakland Athletics and Tampa Bay Rays. He hit two home runs and four RBI in the Astros’ playoff victory over the Yankees in 2017. His ALCS MVP award, when he led Houston to a seven-run victory over New York in the 2019 postseason, didn’t help his popularity in the Bronx either. On Tuesday, Yankees fans went home happy. Not only were they able to take out their anger on Altuve and his teammates, but they came away with a 7-3 victory over the Bronx Bombers.
Several Astros were targeted by.
A New York Yankees fan holds up a sign during Tuesday’s game against the Houston Astros. | Sarah Steyer/Getty Images COMPARED TO: Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly just became an American hero and gave the Astros what they deserved In addition to chanting for Altuve, Yankees fans also directed some attacks at Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman. Shortstop Carlos Correa also got some love from the crowd. Correa was Houston’s top scorer in the 2017 ALCS: 9-for-27 with three doubles and a homer. Astros manager Dusty Baker, who is in his second season with the club, was not surprised. At least there was no violence, Baker told ESPN. They can say whatever they want. It seemed like a full house (Tuesday) when it wasn’t. We expected this kind of reception, we will have more (Wednesday) and the next day. Fans were very loud for Altuve (Tuesday). He’s trying very hard, maybe even too hard. Baker’s colleague, Yankees manager Aaron Boone, said the crowd was refreshing. The energy that was generated, we haven’t seen since 2019, so it was a fun game, Boone said.
Fans got creative in hating the Houston Astros
COMPARED TO: Justin Verlander’s hand injury isn’t karmic revenge for the Astros’deception At least one fan was disappointed when he arrived at the stadium Tuesday night. David Taub arrived in an elaborate Oscar Groach costume from Sesame Street . The outfit also had a sweater with the words Trashtros on it. Taub couldn’t carry it into the stadium. It was about $90, I ordered it and it was in stock for three weeks, so I tried to order it early, Taub told ESPN. I’ve been waiting for this game for a long time, ever since the calendar came out. I’ve been waiting for the chance to go to this game for over a year and a half, waiting for the Astros to show up. Vendors outside the park have also been preparing. Some sold the classic foam fingers, we have the #1style, but with a different raised finger and the words Steel this sign. Since it’s the 4th. In May it was Star Wars day, there were a few cracks about that too. In the end, New York fans gave up the Bronx to the Houston Astros. It seems fans think the Astros stole something. statistics provided by Baseball Reference.