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

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Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports
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Game 3 for the Astros could fall to Luis Garcia, who started Game 2 in the ALCS and ALDS.

As aforementioned, Luis Garcia battled a sore knee during Game 2 of the ALCS. Whether it can be attributed to that, or a slight mechanical issue, Garcia was simply not effective in his Game 2 start. The young righty only recorded three outs, giving up fives runs on two hits and three walks against a feisty Red Sox lineup

However, did he ever bounce back in Game 6. Garcia struck out seven Red Sox players, allowed only one walk and zero runs over 5.2 innings, ultimately sealing the deal for the Astros’ third AL Pennant in five years.

Garcia is truly the darkhorse of this rotation. If he really was a small mechanical tweak away from consistently pitching how we saw in Game 6, the Braves’ offense is going to have their hands full.

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