Ryne Stanek was his 2022 self in his final regular-season outing of the year. The Houston Astros right-handed reliever lowered his ERA to 1.15, setting the franchise record for the lowest ERA from a reliever.Stanekwho was signed to a one-year deal worth $1.1 million prior to the 2021 seasonhas proven he is a top signing under general manager James Click. Arbitration eligible for one more season, Stanek was a darkhorse all season Jordan Romano Jersey.On the year, the righty hurled 54.2 innings with 62 strikeouts to 31 walks. As the season progressed, Stanek was making history in another record book, too, streaking past teams this summer without allowing an earned run for nearly three months.But before Stanek turned heads, Framber Valdez bounced back. The lefty started the season finale against the Philadelphia Phillies, striking out 10 batters over five innings of work Carlos Delgado Jersey. The Phillies reached on on three separate occasionstwo walks and one hit.Two pitchers after Valdez, Phil Maton took the mound for the second time in the series, and second up in the order the next inning was his brother, Nick. Working a 2-2 count, Nick floated a single to right field, besting his brother in their first head-to-head matchup of their careers.
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