Once again, staff ace, the Framchise, shut down one of the hotter teams in all of Major League Baseball. If you haven’t already bought your Framchise shirt from Apollo, do so now.
Last week, Valdez threw seven innings, one earned run and 10 strikeouts against Boston. Last night he threw 7.1 innings, one earned run and eight strikeouts. The dude is an absolute stud and can be the anchor to the Astros’ rotation for years to come. It’s refreshing to have nearly every arm back in the starting rotation, minus Lance McCullers Jr., and have all of these young guns coming into the majors and showing out.
Even when Valdez got into some trouble last night, he was able to drop his nuts on the table and get some huge strikeouts when he needed them. In the fifth inning he gave up back to back singles to start the inning that surely would have lead to some runs. Runners on the corners with no one out, and Valdez mows down the next two batters with strikeouts, then got out of the inning on a lineout to left field.
If you’re having any mental problems in life, I suggest going to the sports psychiatrist that Valdez used in order to get right. The dude has been nails since last season, and I can’t wait for his future Cy Young acceptance speech. Valdez has the most entertaining Instagram Live’s and I can’t imagine his acceptance speech being any less exciting.