HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — On the heels of an exciting victory that despatched the Astros to their sixth-straight American League Championship Series, Houston Chronicle Sports Columnist Brian T. Smith mentioned this run of good fortune is unheard of.
“Baseball’s been going on for 130, 150 years if you want to go back to the start of Major League Baseball,” Smith mentioned. “This has never happened before – especially in Houston.”
While the Astros were given an afternoon to chill out on Monday, the crew they will in the end be enjoying in the ALCS nonetheless has some paintings to do.
The Guardians and Yankees’ winner-takes-all American League Division Series Game 5 were given postponed from Monday evening to Tuesday afternoon. Rain is the reason why.
This signifies that the Astros’ upcoming opponent would have to most likely skip any champagne celebrations and hop on a flight to Houston after the recreation to be able to play a unique opponent the subsequent day.
This additionally signifies that the Astros would possibly not get numerous time to recreation plan due to now not figuring out their opponent till the day sooner than Game 1.
Still, the Astros’ trustworthy can unquestionably pick out who they like to face in the subsequent spherical.
“If you want to guarantee you’re going to be in the World Series, theoretically, you want to play the Cleveland Guardians. They’re a good team. They’re not a great team,” Smith mentioned. “What you really want to do is beat the New York Yankees. The Yankees have become the Astros’ biggest rival.”
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The ALCS is a best-of-seven collection, and the Astros would play 4 of the ones video games at Minute Maid Park must it cross the distance.
That’s a outcome in their higher common season report than Cleveland and New York.
At the finish of the day, Smith mentioned this postseason good fortune for the Astros is an exhilarating time for the town as a complete.
“It’s what this does to bring this sprawling, diverse city together at the same time. There’s no buzz in the City of Houston like the Houston Astros being in the playoffs,” he mentioned. “It makes Houston feel like the center of America.”
Game 1 of the ALCS is scheduled for six:37 p.m. at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday.
2022 AL Championship Series: Astros have homefield benefit
- Game 1: at Houston, Wednesday, 6:37 p.m.
- Game 2: at Houston, Thursday, 6:37 p.m.
- Game 3: at TBD, Saturday, 4:07 p.m.
- Game 4: at TBD, Sunday, Oct. 23, 6:07 p.m.
- Game 5*: at TBD, Monday, Oct. 24, 3:07 p.m. or 4:07 p.m.
- Game 6*: at Houston, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 5:07 p.m. or 6:37 p.m.
- Game 7*: at Houston, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 6:37 p.m.
All occasions indexed are CDT. Games 5-7 are if essential*.
If the NL Championship Series is over after Oct. twenty third, then ALCS Game 5 will transfer to 4:07 PM CDT. If the NLCS is over after Oct. twenty fourth, then ALCS Game 6 will transfer to 6:37 PM CDT.
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