1. 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.

  1. 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.


  1. 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.

  1. 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.


  1. 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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