The Houston Astros reported that for the first games of the Championship Series against the Red Sox, they leave with Framber Valdez and Jose Urquidy.
After the loss of Lance McCullers, they saw him as a disadvantage for the Houston Astros, but in turn, he also returned for the Boston Red Sox.
Framber Valdez will pitch the first game, Luis García the second and possibly Jose Urquidy the second.
Lance lifetime numbers vs Red Sox
McCullers for life has a 5.04 ERA against the Red Sox, who hit him 500 in five career starts.
While things are different with Framber Valdez and Jose Urquidy, they presented honorable numbers against the Red Sox offense regardless of the stadium.
Valdez vs the Red Sox
Framber Valdez has a 1.59 ERA against the Red Sox for life, Jose Urquidy 1.50 and Luis García 1.29, without a doubt they are good pitchers that the Boston Red Sox do not prefer, but they will have to face them, taking into account that roles can change.
Of all the openers #Astros, the one with the worst results before #Red Stockings It’s McCullers, who is averaging 300/381/450/831 for life and has a 5.40 ERA in 5 starts against them.
Of the rest, Framber works for ERA 1.59, Urquidy for 1.50 and Luis García for 1.29.
– Javier Gonzalez 🇨🇺 / 🇺🇸 (@ AstrosCoverage1) October 14, 2021
Framber Valdez is starting Game 1. Luis Garcia is starting Game 2.
— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) October 14, 2021