The Astros came into the American League Wild Card Game not knowing how affective Dallas Keuchel would be on 3 days rest.
He was pretty darn good.
Keuchel tossed six scoreless innings, picking up the win for the Astros in their 3-0 win over the Yankees, allowing just three hits and striking out seven. Most starting pitchers pitch on five days rest when a team is using a regular five-man rotation, so for Keuchel to show domination was mighty impressive.
He became the first pitcher since 2003 to toss a scoreless start in the playoffs on three days rest. Josh Beckett did it in the 2003 World Series which just also so happened to be against the Yankees.
Dallas Keuchel becomes just 3rd 20-game winner since '61 to make postseason debut by beating #Yankees in Bronx. Joins Mark Mulder & Joey Jay
— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) October 7, 2015
This start was was icing on the cake for Keuchel’s case for Cy Young.