Valdez third Dominican to open World Series from the mound


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Valdez third Dominican to open World Series from the mound

The World Series goes exclusively to all of Central America through ESPN signals

The Houston Astros they decided on Framber Valdez as the starting pitcher for Game 1 of the World Series against the Atlanta Braves, which will begin this Tuesday, October 26 at Minute Maid Park.

When the native of Sabana Grande de Palenque makes his first pitch, he will become the 12th person to start a Fall Classic game in the Major Leagues.

Framber earned the spot after one of his best starts of the season, including the regular, in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox.

Framber Valdez will also become the first Dominican to pitch as a starter in a World Series game since he did so. Edinson Volquez in Game 5 of the 2015 World Series when he was a member of the Kansas City Royals, a game in which he left without a decision shooting 6 full innings, two hits, two runs, only one clean, with five walks and the same amount of strikeouts.

In addition, the Houston Astros pitcher will be the first Dominican left-handed pitcher to start a game in the World Series when he takes the mound this Tuesday against the Braves.

“The last outing against the Red Sox was pretty bad for me, I admit it, but this outing made me reconsider how good I am, and I went and showed my team who I am and what I can do for them,” Valdez said afterward. of game five against the Red Sox a ESPN.

Of the group of 11 Dominican starters, only three have pitched in a first game of the Fall Classic in the figures of José Rijo (1990), Juan Guzmán (1993) and Vólquez (2015). In addition, only Joaquín Andujar, José Rijo, Guzmán, Pedro Martínez, Yordano Ventura and Vólquez have been starters in multiple World Series games.

Framber Valdez will meet Braves right-hander Charlie Morton, who is 0-1 in three starts with a 3.77 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 19 strikeouts in 14.1 innings pitched, with the first pitch scheduled at 8:09 p.m. evening Eastern time in the United States.

Remember that you will be able to see all the games of the World Series in Central America, exclusively on ESPN.


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