Astros win the American League Pennant
Saturday was Game Seven, which is always the most exciting day on the baseball schedule. Heading into that game, the home team had won every game and the Astros were looking to keep that streak going. Thanks to a phenomenal pitching performance, they got it done with a 4-0 victory. Charlie Morton gave Houston five scoreless innings against that powerful Yankees lineup, one of the most impressive and surprising pitching performances in recent memory. After Morton was taken out, the Astros turned to Lance McCullers, who would shut down the Yankees for the rest of the game. The Yankees had an incredible run this year and it’s one that makes all of us Red Sox fans scared for the near-future, but we all have to be excited that we don’t have to see them in the World Series. Now, go Dodgers! In other Red Sox news, this means we’ll have to wait a bit longer for the managerial announcement.
Giants move Dave Righetti away from pitching coach role
While the managerial openings around the league obviously get the most coverage, as they should, the pitching coach openings are rather startling as well. Righetti, one of the more respected pitching coaches in all of baseball, is moving to San Francisco’s front office as the Giants look to move in a new direction. The Red Sox, presumably, will be looking for a new pitching coach this winter and they would be well-served to see if they can get Righetti to leave San Francisco’s front office to get back in the dugout. We’ll have more on the Red Sox coaching staff as a whole later in the week.