Nowadays, pitchers — especially the harder-throwing ones — tend to elevate their fastball to beat batters’ barrels to the zone, and typically try to keep their off-speed stuff down in order to prevent hitters from sending them skyward. Alvarez has proven dominant against the inverse pattern, clubbing fastballs that are either soft, or mislocated down in the zone, and hung or elevated off-speed pitches.
In this Yankees vs Astros post game news conference, Giancarlo Stanton went deep again, Gerrit Cole pitches a solid seven innings, but the Yankees couldn't handle a late Astros rally, giving up a couple homers to lose 7-4 on Thursday afternoon in the Bronx. Jose Altuve scored a 3-run homer in the 8th against the Yankees and received a shower of boos.
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