José Urquidy to start World Series Game 2, Luis Garcia gets the ball in Game 3

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HOUSTON (SportsRadio 610) - José Urquidy will start for the Astros in Game 2 of the World Series, while Luis Garcia is expected to take the mound in Atlanta for Game 3.

Urquidy will face Braves starter Max Fried (1-1, 3.78 ERA) on Wednesday. He last pitched in Game 3 of the ALCS at Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox, going just 1 2/3 innings and giving up six runs (five earned), including a grand slam.

Garcia, however, pitched a gem for the Astros to closeout the Red Sox in Game 6 at Minute Maid Park. He gave up just one hit, struck out seven and only walked one in 5 2/3 innings.

As SportsRadio 610's Adam Spolane pointed out, there are two reasons it makes sense to start Urquidy in Game 2 and Garcia in Game 3.

Garcia, who has dealt with knee issues recently, gets an extra day of rest after the most stressful start of his life. Also, with the Astros having to make business decisions in the outfield when they go to Atlanta under National League standards, their best defensive outfield will play at home and Urquidy is a flyball pitcher.

Brandon Scott manages digital content for SportsRadio 610. Follow him on Twitter @brandonkscott.