- Steady dose of sliders from Sabathia.
CC Sabathia threw his slider down for a strike 63.1 percent (269/426) of the time this season, 17th best among starters (League Avg: 56.4 percent). The Astros had the fourth best OPS (.774) on left-handed sliders in the regular season.
- Judge crushes the fastball.
Aaron Judge slugged .745 (222 total bases in 298 ABs) on fastballs this season, highest in MLB (League Avg: .465). Judge hit a first-pitch fastball out against Brad Peacock last night.
- Altuve is one of the best against off-speed pitches.
Jose Altuve batted .332 (89-for-268) on non-fastballs this season, third best among full-time hitters (League Avg: .224). Altuve hit a curveball into the first row of the Crawford Boxes in Game 6.
- Two strikes against Giles? Good luck.
Opponents hit .099 against Ken Giles (13-for-131) with two strikes this season, 18th best among qualified relief pitchers (League Avg: .168). Dellin Betances was the best in the league.
- Who will have the big inning in Game 7?
The Yankees scored three or more runs in an inning 8.0 percent of their innings played (116/1,441) this season, best in the MLB (League Avg: 6.0 percent). Second best? The Houston Astros.
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