Jose Valverde: Tough or Nuts?

Loony toons
Jose Valverde is either the gutsiest closer of all time, or the craziest one. I'm leaning toward the latter.

Coming into his 18th save situation of the year, the animated Houston Astros righty was nailed in the cheek by a Pedro Feliz liner on a 1-2 pitch in the ninth. Valverde immediately collapsed while Astros trainers examined his face and players gathered around, hoping against the worst.

Instead of heading to the bench for an ice pack like any normal person would do, Valverde hung in there to earn his NL-leading 15th save of the season. Seriously.

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Andrew Vazzano said...


Definitely nuts.

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