Lance McCullers Jr.
SP - HOU
Lance McCullers took the loss on Monday against the Mariners, allowing four unearned runs over 6 2/3 innings pitched.
McCullers allowed three hits, two walks, and struck out seven as he fell to 3-3 on the season. All four of the unearned runs came in the seventh inning. McCullers has now lowered his ERA to 4.24 for the year after it sat at 5.79 just two starts ago. The 26-year-old is worth starting for his final appearance of the season this weekend versus the Rangers.
Lance McCullers received a no-decision in Wednesday's 1-0 loss to the Rangers, tossing seven scoreless frames while striking out eight.
McCullers allowed just two hits and didn't walk anyone in the fantastic outing. He was simply out-dueled by Rangers starter Kyle Gibson, who went the distance for a complete game shutout. McCullers has had some clunkers this year but he's a two-start pitcher in championship matchups next week. He gets the Mariners on Monday.
Lance McCullers (neck) will start on Wednesday against the Rangers.
McCullers recently received an anti-inflammatory injection for a neck problem. It sounds as if the 26-year-old is fully healthy ahead of Wednesday's start. He's been inconsistent for most of the summer so fantasy managers might not want to start him in his first appearance back.
Lance McCullers Jr. landed on the 10-day injured list with neck nerve irritation. This news comes two days after being pulled from Friday's start against the Angels where he allowed three earned runs without recording a single out.
On the season, McCullers has a 5.79 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, and 32 strikeouts in 37.1 innings. He was striking out fewer batters (7.71 K/9) while allowing more walks (3.86 BB/9). With only three weeks left in the fantasy baseball season, McCullers is droppable if you don't have an injured reserve spot.
Lance McCullers gave up three runs against the Angels on Friday and was pulled before recording an out.
McCullers has struggled in his return from Tommy John surgery, posting a 5.79 ERA through eight starts. The right-hander called for a trainer at one point in his brief outing but he remained in the game. We'll likely find out this weekend if it was injury related.