The B.O.A.R.D.: Carsten Charles carves up the Astros
Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman
Each October, the MLB postseason belongs to someone or something. Whether it's the Rally Monkey in 2002, Daniel Murphy in 2015 or David Ross last year, October is always dominated by a particular force. With so much good baseball packed into one month, it's sometimes tough to follow all the madness, so we created the Baseball October Arbitrary Rankings Device (The B.O.A.R.D.) to keep track of it all. Monday's lone game featured the Yankees fiercely defending their home turf with a dominant 8-1 victory over an Astros team looking to build on its hot start to the ALCS presented by Camping World. In a Yankees season in which the so-called "Baby Bombers" like Aaron Judge, Gary Sánchez and Greg Bird have dominated the headlines, it was the 37-year-old veteran who took command on Monday night in the Bronx.
In his first year with the Yankees back in 2009, CC Sabathia earned ALCS MVP honors for his two dominant starts against the Angels to help the Yankees advance to the World Series. Now in the final year of his contract with New York, the veteran southpaw showed how effective he can still be. Throwing six scoreless innings against a deep and powerful lineup like the Astros is no small feat. So where did CC land on the latest B.O.A.R.D.? Check out the video above to find out.