Right-fielder Aaron Judge had all the confidence in the world in his team heading into game four.
“I knew we were going to Houston when I woke up,” said Judge following the game.
Aaron Judge finished 1-4 on the night where he singled in the first inning. He was then driven in by an Aaron Hicks three-run home run later that inning.
Both teams scored their runs only in the first inning. The Astros jumped first with George Springer scoring on a wild pitch. Following that, Paxton turned on the gears and silenced the hot Astro lineup.
The Yankees had a huge first inning that totally shifted the momentum of the game. DJ LeMahieu sent the second pitch he saw to right-center for a solo home run, which sent Yankee Stadium berzerk.
— TheCheapSeats â˜˜ï¸â˜˜ï¸ (@The_Nose_Bleeds) October 18, 2019
After three consecutive hits, Aaron Hicks took Justin Verlander’s changeup off the right-field foul pole for a three-run home run. Yankee Stadium quite possibly shook all of New York City following this.
GET LOUD NEW YORK!
3-run shot off of the foul pole from Aaron Hicks! pic.twitter.com/SzSagiuqPw
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 18, 2019
“We had our backs against the wall, and we’re going to keep fighting,” said LeMahieu following the game.
James Paxton went six full frames with nine strikeouts. After allowing that first-inning run on the wild pitch, he was lights out.
Game six will be played tomorrow night in Houston at 8:08 PM EST. Both teams haven’t announced their starters yet.