Since Jake Peavy was just introduced to the media in a news conference
at U.S. Cellular Field, I thought now was a pretty good time to remind
you of this:
Peavy at PETCO Park:
2.74 ERA (180 ER in 592 IP)
Peavy everywhere else:
3.73 ERA (311 ER in 750 2/3 IP)
This includes a 4.40 ERA over the last two seasons away from the pitcher-friendliest confines in San Diego.
Have fun in Chicago, Jake!
Things got a little wild in the fifth inning of Game 7 of the ALCS on Saturday. With one out and runners at the corners, Astros’ right-hander Charlie Morton fired a 1-1 fastball to Todd Frazier. Frazier returned the ball to third baseman Alex Bregman, who tossed a perfect throw over to Brian McCann at the plate just as Greg Bird came charging home. McCann’s setup was flawless, nailing Bird as he slid into the plate and nullifying the Yankees’ first real attempt to get on the board.
That’s as close as the Yankees have come to scoring so far. The Astros took an early 1-0 lead with Evan Gattis‘ 405-footer off of CC Sabathia in the top of the fourth inning. Jose Altuve chimed in with an opposite-field solo shot in the fifth, while McCann followed his lead-preserving tag with an equally jaw-dropping two-out, two-RBI double. Houston currently leads 4-0 in the bottom of the fifth.