In two starts against Boston, he pitched 11 innings without allowing a run. His team-best 1.32 ERA was good enough to earn him ALCS MVP honors as well.
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Brad Peacock is likely to start Game 1 of a potential ALCS matchup against Boston after he tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings in his postseason debut on Friday.
He also struck out 10, which is tied for fourth-most by an Astro all time.
In addition to McCullers and Cole, who have both enjoyed a lot of postseason success, Houston has relied upon Mike Fiers, Ryan Pressly and Roberto Osuna.
The trio pitched 5.2 innings against Boston during last week’s ALDS, striking out nine while allowing just one run.
Relievers Adam Cimber and Hector Rondon also tossed 2.1 scoreless innings against Boston; Cimber struck out four while surrendering no hits or walks.
The Astros won their second World Series title in franchise history last year thanks to a terrific pitching staff.
Brad Peacock, Dallas Keuchel, Charlie Morton, and Justin Verlander carried them throughout October and will return to help lead them back to playoff contention next season...
Last year, Pressly converted all 14 of his save opportunities and posted a 2.34 ERA during his time as a set-up man for Pat Neshek.