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BBTN previews NL wild-card game

Said Eduardo Perez: "This is not so much [Jake] Arrieta as it is [Gerrit] Cole at home. He has to be able to stand his ground." And Karl Ravech added that Cole is "going to need a zero through six innings."


What went wrong in New York?

Tim Kurkjian on SportsCenter: "The Yankees simply stopped hitting the last two weeks of the seasons. ... It's pretty clear here they have to go out and get a bat [this offseason]."


Arrieta, Cole to meet in NL wild-card game

Cubs RHP Jake Arrieta has been lights-out since the All-Star break -- can he shut down Gerrit Cole and the Pirates in the NL wild-card game Wednesday?

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Colby Rasmus is celebrating accordingly

The LF hit his first postseason home run, he's covered in champagne and the Astros are headed to the ALDS. Looks like a good night.


Correa: Astros confident heading to ALDS

Buster Olney thanks Carlos Correa for ruining his eyesight with champagne and proceeds to ask the Astros SS about Dallas Keuchel's performance. "Oh, he was outstanding," Correa said. "Lights out."


Astros blank Yankees in wild-card game

The Astros hit two solo home runs, and Dallas Keuchel struck out seven over six scoreless innings en route to a 3-0 win over the Yankees. Houston will face Kansas City in the ALDS beginning Thursday.


Correa douses Olney in champagne

Buster Olney was all set to interview Astros rookie Carlos Correa after his team's wild-card win, but the SS decided Olney needed to be covered in champagne beforehand.


karl ravech @karlravechespn

Baseball is a young man's game..tonight the Astros made the Yankees look old Houston 26.6 yrs old NYY 31.2 yrs old Oldest and youngest in AL

Springer on beating Yanks: 'It's awesome'

Said Astros RF George Springer after advancing to the ALDS to face the Royals: "This doesn't get any better. ... I'm happy right now."


Keuchel: I didn't think we'd play that well

Said Astros starter Dallas Keuchel: "I thought [the Astros] were going to play a little bit better than average, but to come to Yankee Stadium and play that well was really remarkable."


Gordon Edes ESPN Staff Writer 

This is starting to become a habit for the Astros.

Jayson Stark @jaysonst

Dallas Keuchel becomes just 3rd 20-game winner since '61 to make postseason debut by beating #Yankees in Bronx. Joins Mark Mulder & Joey Jay

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

In the final analysis, the 2015 Yankees turned out to be just one game better than the 2014 Yankees, and that game turned out to be a harmless 3-0 loss in the one-game WC playoff to the Houston Astros. And in a disturbing parallel with last years team, this one was undone by their bats, or lack thereof.