The New York Yankees are currently leading 3-2 in the best of seven series! Game 6 of the ALCS takes place tonight against the Houston Astros on their home field at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas at 8pm EST.
The Yankees made no mention of being intimidated by the Houston fans, or the noise level, or having any issues dealing with the Minute Maid hospitality. To them, none of that was a factor. The only thing that stung the Yankees about the two losses was the minuscule margin between victory and defeat.
Back at home, the Yankees relished their stay in the Bronx, where they outscored the Astros 19-5 during the three-game sweep and finally cracked the code on Dallas Keuchel in Wednesday’s Game 5. But returning to Houston shouldn’t be a problem, especially now that the Yankees lead the series 3-2 and easily could have closed this out already with a more favorable bounce or two in Game 1 or 2.
"It does feel different," Yankees coach Joe Girardi said. "We've been on a 'we have to win today, we can't afford to lose today' for a number of games. But I still think the attitude will be the same: Win one game. That is what we've kind of talked about, and that's kind of what we've stuck to around here, and that's what you try to do, win a game on Friday night. Everything is magnified when you're in the playoffs, and two games seems like forever, where if you struggle two games in the season people don't say much. But you're on the big stage, and people expect you to perform every day and it's going to be talked about."
Lets Go Yanks!