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Announcer appears to have NSFW reaction to Framber Valdez’s curveball

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Houston Astros starting pitcher Framber Valdez (59) stretches after striking out Seattle Mariners designated hitter Carlos Santana (not pictured) during the second inning of game two of the ALDS for the 2022 MLB Playoffs at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Houston Astros starting pitcher Framber Valdez (59) stretches after striking out Seattle Mariners designated hitter Carlos Santana (not pictured) during the second inning of game two of the ALDS for the 2022 MLB Playoffs at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /
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I know what we all think we heard during the TBS broadcast of the Astros-Mariners ALDS game Thursday afternoon.

Did he just say the d-word? Well. Probably not.

But it sure sounded like it.

Astros SP Framber Valdez’s curveball has some what now? TBS announcer appears to have NSFW reaction

Astros starter Framber Valdez got Mariners batter Carlos Santana to whiff on a breaking pitch in the second inning, and TBS announcer Brian Anderson had a seemingly NSFW reaction to the pitch.

“Just wiped him out with a big curveball. Man the curveball has some serious **** to it right now.”

Look, I listened to it probably a dozen times now. I definitely know what it sounds like. But there’s a much more, er, safe explanation.

The curveball has some serious dig to it right now.

That you can see. And that the ball did. Santana struck out swinging.

Valdez has three strikeouts through three innings, a much better start than when Astros fans saw him last in the postseason.,

The Astros took a 1-0 lead a half-inning later when Kyle Tucker launched a towering home run to right field.

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