Astros: Valdez gets Game 1, how does rest of rotation line out?

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Houston Astros, Framber Valdez
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Framber Valdez is slated for Game 1 of the World Series for the Astros.

Baker announced Sunday that Framber Valdez will go pitch-for-pitch with Braves’ Charlie Morton in Game 1 of the 2021 World Series. Valdez definitely had fans riding the emotional roller coaster during the ALCS against the Red Sox.

In his first outing in Game 1, Valdez gave up six hits, three walks and three runs in 2.2 innings of work. He bounced back in a historic way during his Game 5 start, pitching eight innings of three-hit, one-run baseball. His stuff wasn’t particularly electric in Game 5. However, it appears he had much better control, stuck to the game plan and relied on his defense behind him.