How about Framber Valdez?
His innings that he gave Houston last night were clutch innings, not only because they ended up giving Houston the series lead, but he also preserved a lot of tired arms in that bullpen. Whether or not the Astros have the starters to continue holding back the Boston offense is another story to this series already full of interesting storylines.
Now, the Astros will head home looking to close out a pesky Boston team that is far from done in this ALCS.
On to the links.
- This was really good from John Stolnis, an in depth look at the differences between the Braves and Phillies this trade deadline.
- No. Just......no.
- It’s Mets news day! Who is actually leading the charge when it comes to their search for a president of baseball operations?
- Do the Mets actually want to re-sign Javier Baez? As a Phillies fan, I hope so. Baez in New York full-time seems like a combustible situation.
- This year’s shortstop free agent class is really good. This is how evaluators think they stack up against each other.
- The Giants might be looking to get the band back together next season, but it could be without Brandon Belt if some headway isn’t made in extension talks.