MLB’s Houston Valdez throws first no-hitter by a franchise lefty

SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Yonhap) – Houston Astros left-handed pitcher Framber Valdez threw a no-hitter, the first no-hitter by a left-handed pitcher in Major League 바카라사이트 Baseball (MLB), without allowing a hit or a run.Valdez started the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, U.S., on Sunday and threw nine innings of one-hit ball with 93 pitches, one walk and seven strikeouts in a 2-0 victory.Valdez’s no-hitter was the 16th in Houston franchise history and the first by a left-handed pitcher, according to Valdez, the last Houston pitcher to complete a no-hitter by himself was Justin Verlander on Sept. 2, 2019, against the Toronto Blue Jays.Verlander had just agreed to a trade to return to Houston from the New York Mets ahead of the game, adding to the significance of Valdez’s no-hitter.Valdez, who had struggled in his last five games with 바카라사이트 a 7.00 ERA, said, “I think the last couple games I wasn’t focused. I admit that,” he said, “but today I was very focused. I felt like all my pitches were going in and I was able to throw strikes without fear.”

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