Good Competition: Astros defeat the Indians behind a dominant pitching performance from Gerrit Cole
Brian Barefield | 10/7/2018, 9 a.m.
“I put a lot of hard work into the season, it was a tough season for me offensively, but this is baseball, and everyone knows how hard it is to be consistent. Putting in a lot of work felt good today and it's easy when you play behind a pitcher like Cole,” said Gonzalez as he addressed the media after Game 2.
Stop me if you have heard this repeated over and over and over again. Astros 3B Alex Bregman is really, really good. Wait. I did mention he is really good right? Ok. Let’s continue our praises of the 2018 AL MVP candidate. Bregman came to the plate in the bottom of the 7th inning and blasted another home run over left-center field to give Houston an insurance run against the Indians. He now has 4 home runs in his last 6 ALDS games.
Houston will fly to Cleveland for Game 3 of the ALDS series with a potential series ending closeout game.
The Indians will send out RHP Mike Clevinger (13-8, 3.02) who will be making his first career postseason start. The Astros will counter that by sending 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel (12-11, 3.74) to the mound. It will be Keuchel’s eighth start of the postseason (4-2, 3.24).