The entire sports world will be watching on Tuesday night as former Razorback Dallas Keuchel toes the rubber for the Houston Astros in the AL Wild Card Game. The winner-take-all game between the Astros and the New York Yankees starts at 7 p.m. Central time from Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
Keuchel has been outstanding this season, compiling a 20-8 record with a 2.48 ERA in 33 starts. He has struck out 216 batters in 232.0 innings pitched and has a WHIP of just 1.017.
A favorite for the AL Cy Young Award, Keuchel leads the American League in wins, wins above replacement, innings pitched and WHIP. The left-hander is second in ERA, hits per nine innings and home runs per nine innings.
He has been filthy at home, posting a 15-0 record and 1.46 ERA at Minute Maid Park. The 15 wins are the most by an undefeated starter at home in MLB history.
A three-year letterwinner for Arkansas, Keuchel went 9-3 with a 3.92 ERA for the Razorbacks in 2009. He helped the team advance to the College World Series in Omaha for the sixth time in school history.
The winner of Tuesday night’s AL Wild Card Game will advance to play the Kansas City Royals in the AL Divisional Series beginning on Thursday night in Kansas City.