ALDS: Keuchel Stifles BoSox; 'Stros Hit More Dingers

Published on 7-Oct-2017 by J Square Humboldt

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ALDS: Keuchel Stifles BoSox; 'Stros Hit More Dingers

Houston just keeps rolling out more firepower.

This time, Astros co-ace -- with Justin Verlander -- put on a show of his own, keeping the Boston Red Sox at bay while his buds continued to treat home plate like a launching pad.

The result was an 8-2 cruise that gave the AL West champions a 2-0 lead in this best-of-five American League Division Series.

Carlos Correa, of course, was GM Jeff Luhnow's prized first-overall draft pick back in 2012.

Dude's been everything a first-rounder's supposed to be, a can't miss five-tool player who's been solid ever since he pulled on a Houston jersey and continues to get better.

Same with George Springer, the first of Luhnow's golden boys to make The Show.

The shining star -- wait a minute; the 'Stros star is black, but what the hell -- in this one, though, was Keuchel.

How phonics are transformed from home country to this Land of Immigrants that is the USA remains a mystery for the ages. Keuchel's forebears would've pronounced it koy-kull.

Then again, the way he's pitching ...