Raise and Astros set the starter for Game 5 of ALCS on Thursday.Tampa Bay begins right-handed relief John Curtis It should be a bullpen game while Houston is looking at newcomers right-handed Luis Garcia We are in season. Garcia hasn’t played in the playoffs yet and has only pitched 12 regular season frames. This is his first career work beyond the Class A Advanced level.
The 27-year-old Curtis gave the club 25 innings of 1.80 ERA balls in a K / BB ratio of 25: 3 during the regular season, proving to be the latest gem unearthed by Rays. The outlook for the former Twins was rude in his playoff debut earlier this month when the Yankees hit him in five runs with only two-thirds of the innings, but he bounced off in a scoreless trio. Curtis hasn’t pitched more than 2 2/3 innings in any match this season and hasn’t pitched more than 43 pitches on the go, which would be an all-hands-on-deck approach for today’s raises.
Garcia, 23, hasn’t played in the game since September 27, and wasn’t required to pitch more than two innings at any point after five innings on September 9.Astros as an inning and manager from today’s rookie who doesn’t demand bulk Dusty Baker He told reporters that his hope was that Garcia would once be able to navigate the powerful raise lineup through orders (Twitter link Via Brian McTaggart on MLB.com). This is in stark contrast to the club that rode the Astros club trio last year. Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole And Zack Greinke It’s a challenge to Round 7 of the World Series, but the fact that their arms were able to take them this far, despite the many serious injuries to veteran pitchers, is a young club. It is also a proof of pitching.
In other lineup news, Baker revealed later X-rays taken. Michael brantley It was negative to stain the ball on his foot. He is the second Astros DH in today’s elimination game.