Earlier this week, the Houston Astros – the parent team of our own Tri-City ValleyCats – clinched a spot in Major League Baseball’s playoffs, and a number of former ValleyCats will have a chance to help their team beat the Yankees tonight!
Among the players you may have seen at The Joe are AL Cy Young Award candidate Dallas Keuchel (’09), Jose Altuve (’09), George Springer (’11), Jason Castro (’08), Preston Tucker (’12), Matt Duffy (’11), Michael Feliz (’13), and Vincent Velasquez (’12).
Keuchel and the Astros will take on Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees at Yankee Stadium tonight at 8:00pm on ESPN. The winner of this one game playoff will go on to face the Royals in a five game divisional series in Kansas City on Thursday.
You can see two other former ‘Cats in the postseason, too. Ben Zobrist (’04) has made it to the ALDS with the Royals, and Kike Hernandez (’10) will be playing in the NLDS with the Los Angeles Dodgers.