Lance McCullers

#43 SP / Houston Astros / EXP: 1YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 208 lb Age: 22 College: None Bats/Throws L/R

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      Astros' Lance McCullers: Will be restricted in 2016

      McCullers will be placed under restrictions with the intention to keep him ready for the playoffs, Astros GM Jeff Luhnow said on MLB Network Radio. The actual level of restriction was unspecified, but it can be estimated looking at McCullers' previous workload. After two straight seasons spent throwing approximately 100 innings in the minors, the 22-year-old threw a career-high 157.2 innings between the majors and Double-A. That mark also included a 19-day stint at Corpus Christi in the middle of his tenure at Houston in which he only started one game, the plan being to give him some time to rest. With that 157.2 inning mark in mind, it seems reasonable to think McCullers won't be restricted too much below the 200-inning mark. This definitely hurts his upside, but probably not in a way that a solid backup can't fix for a few weeks.

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      Astros SP Lance McCullers performs well in Monday defeat

      Astros pitcher Lance McCullers allowed two runs on two hits and two walks with seven strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings Monday during Game 4 of the American League Division Seriest Kansas City. He was in line for the win, but did not factor into the decision as the Royals tagged the bullpen for seven runs. The 22-year-old rookie displayed great poise in his first career playoff start. He surrendered a two-run homer to Salvador Perez in the second inning, but settled down thereafter, permitting only a single, walk and a hit batter before A.J. Hinch put the game in the hands of his relievers. Fresh off a remarkable rookie season and promising playoff debut, McCullers will certainly open 2016 with a spot in the starting rotation.

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      Astros P Lance McCullers will start Game 4 if necessary

      Astros rookie pitcher Lance McCullers will start Game 4 of the American League Division Series if necessary, Brian Taggart of reports. McCullers will face off against Game 1 starter Yordano Ventura if the series extends that far. In his first season in the majors, the 22 year old was dynamic, posting a 3.22 ERA and 1.19 WHIP with a 129:43 K:BB in 125 2/3 innings.

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      Astros SP Lance McCullers so-so in final regular-season start

      Astros starter Lance McCullers (6-7) allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks with six strikeouts over five innings Sunday against Arizona. He did not factor into the decision. In 22 starts during the regular season, he finished with a respectable 3.22 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 129:43 K:BB ratio over 125 2/3 innings. Considering he just turned 22 years old a few days ago, those are excellent numbers. His 3.33 FIP suggests his success wasn't a fluke either. Coming off a strong rookie season, McCullers is a near-lock to open 2016 in the Houston rotation.

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      Astros SP Lance McCullers earns win in Monday's start

      Astros pitcher Lance McCullers won his sixth game behind a quality start Monday against Seattle, as he allowed two runs on four hits and two walks over six innings. He also struck out seven. Since a blowup against the Rangers to open August, McCullers has been lights out, with quality starts in six of his seven starts. He now has a 44:13 K:BB in that span. Still, Monday marked McCullers's first victory since July 29 against the Angels, a much needed reprieve after a stint in which the Astros scored more than three runs for him just twice. His ERA is down to 3.21.

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      Early homers doom Astros SP Lance McCullers in loss Tuesday

      Astros starter Lance McCullers took his seventh loss despite allowing three runs on four hits over seven innings Tuesday against the Angels. He struck out nine and didn't walk a batter. McCullers was aces after serving up home runs to Mike Trout and Albert Pujols in the first inning, as his next six went scoreless and he induced 12 swinging strikes and eight ground balls in 111 pitches. McCullers has quality starts in five of his past six starts and a brilliant 37:11 K:BB in that span. His ERA is a nifty 3.22.

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      Astros SP Lance McCullers suffers sixth loss of the season

      Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers (5-6) gave up three runs on five hits and three walks over six innings Thursday in a sweep-concluding loss to Texas. The Astros turned to their rookie hurler in an attempt to avoid a four-game embarrassment, but it was not to be. He's still delivered credible work of late, with a 3.19 ERA over his last five outings, through McCullers also hasn't won a game since way back on July 29 against the Angels. It's those Angels whom he'll draw Tuesday in his next start.

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      Astros SP Lance McCullers only OK in no-decision Saturday

      The strikeout pitch wasn't there for Astros starter Lance McCullers on Saturday, but he did keep his team in a game they eventually lost to the host Angels. McCullers, who fanned 22 in 20 innings over his previous three outings, whiffed only one in five innings. But he gave up just two runs on seven hits and two walks. An RBI single by David Freese and run-scoring groundout in the second proved to be the lone runs scored against McCullers, who has given up only eight runs over his last 25 innings pitched.

    • by Sean d'Oliveira |

      Astros set rotation plans for series vs. Angels

      The Astros will go with pitcher Dallas Keuchel to open their three-game series against the Angels on Friday, reports the Houston Chronicle. The team will then turn to rookie Lance McCullers to open Saturday's game and Mike Fiers will conclude the series on Sunday.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Astros SP Lance McCullers dazzles in no-decision on Saturday

      Astros rookie starter Lance McCullers was excellent on Saturday against the Twins. The young right-hander allowed just one run on three hits over seven solid innings. He walked two and struck out eight, but was left with a no-decision in the eventual 3-2 loss. McCullers didn't allow a hit until a lead-off double in the sixth inning. That runner would eventually come around to score for the only damage done against the 21-year-old. After Saturday's fine performance, McCuller's ERA sits at 3.07, as he has allowed a total of six earned runs over his last three starts since returning from the minor leagues.

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