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CTH Staff: Who will be the Astros Opening Day Starter?

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 13: Zack Greinke #21 of the Houston Astros pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning at Dodger Stadium on September 13, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 13: Zack Greinke #21 of the Houston Astros pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning at Dodger Stadium on September 13, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) /
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Opening Day is right around the corner, which Astros pitcher will get the ball on April 1?

With Opening Day approaching, the Houston Astros do not have their solidified ace like in years past with pitchers like Dallas Keuchel or Justin Verlander, who is expected to miss all of the season due to his Tommy John surgery. This leaves it up to speculation, if Dusty Baker is giving the ball to the most experienced pitcher on staff or will a new talent hit the bump on the first of April.

The Astros have three solid candidates in Lance McCullers Jr., Zack Greinke and Framber Valdez as possible starters for Opening Day, but before it is announced, we have left it up to the staff writers here at Climbing Tal’s Hill. While these three pitchers could possibly be aces on other MLB teams, it is a tough discussion for the Astros moving forward.

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