Brad Peacock is starting for the Houston Astros in Game 6 as they use a bullpen day to try to close out the AL Championship Series on Saturday night against a New York Yankees lineup again without slugger Giancarlo Stanton.
Peacock threw eight pitches in a scoreless eighth inning on Friday night. He will become the fourth pitcher in MLB history to finish a postseason game and then start the next day, and the first since 1924.
Manager AJ Hinch said he didn’t even consider starting ace Gerrit Cole on short rest and feels confident going with Peacock after his solid outing in Game 5.
“He’s really good at staying calm in what’s going to be probably one of the more intense games that we’ve had this season up to date,” Hinch said.