Yankees ALCS Game 2 report card; whose to blame?

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Going back to Yankee Stadium tied 1-1 is certainly not the worst-case scenario by any stretch. In 2017, the Yankees went back to New York down 2-0 and left with a 3-2 lead.

However, going back to the Bronx tied 1-1 is undoubtedly not the best-case scenario either. Gerrit Cole is better than any pitcher on that 2017 Houston staff, aside from Verlander.

Cole will lead the Astros to a victory in Game 3 before the Yankees come roaring back to win Games 4 and 5. I haven’t decided whether I believe the Yanks will win in 6 or 7, but I think they will find a way to win another game in Houston to take the series.

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The best hope to make sure that the series doesn’t go back to Houston is if Severino is on his A-game on Tuesday. If Sevy can keep the Yankees in the game as their bullpen did in Game 2, I like the offense to wake up at home. Will Encarnacion find his groove? Will Giancarlo Stanton be healthy enough to play? Buckle up; it’s sure to be a crazy ride.