Framber Valdez, getting in some work at Thursday's workout at Minute Maid Park, will start Game 1 of the ALCS against Boston on Friday night.
Framber Valdez, getting in some work at Thursday's workout at Minute Maid Park, will start Game 1 of the ALCS against Boston on Friday night.Brett Coomer/Staff photographer
Framber Valdez will start Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against the Red Sox on Friday followed by Luis Garcia in Game 2.
Valdez will be on a full complement of rest after pitching in Game 2 of the American League Division Series against the White Sox. The curveball-centric southpaw finished just 4⅓ innings against Chicago and ceded four earned runs.
Starting Garcia in Game 2 aligns with his pronounced home-road splits. Opponents hit .182 and have just a .609 OPS against Garcia inside Minute Maid Park. He allowed a .753 OPS on the road. The Astros started him at Guaranteed Rate Field for Game 3 of the American League Division Series. The White Sox scored five earned runs against him in just 2⅔ innings.
Source : https://www.houstonchronicle.com/texas-sports-nation/astros/article/Astros-set-starters-for-Games-1-and-2-vs-Red-Sox-16533558.php21032