Lance McCullers Jr.
SP - HOU
Astros SP Lance McCullers Jr. looked sharp in a loss Monday. He tossed six innings, allowing one run on six hits and a walk, striking out six in a 3-1 loss to the Phillies.
McCullers Jr. gave up a solo home run to Kyle Schwarber in the first inning. That's hard to be angry at. Outside of that, the veteran righty pitched really well, scattering baserunners the rest of his time on the mound. He finished the 2022 season 4-2 with a stellar 2.27 ERA across eight starts this season. He pitched well enough to garner mixed league attention next season.
Lance McCullers Jr, who was scratched from his last start due to an illness, is slated to start on Monday.
McCullers is with the team and is scheduled to throw today. The Astros plan for him to start Monday's game against the Phillies.
Lance McCullers Jr. was scratched from Tuesday’s start with an illness.
McCullers has an illness which could keep him out for an unspecified amount of time. Luis Garcia will start in his place on Tuesday.
Astros SP Lance McCullers Jr. tossed seven strong innings in a 5-2 win over the Rays Wednesday. He allowed just two runs on six hits and two walks, striking out eight in the victory.
McCullers Jr. has been a nice addition to the Astros rotation since he returned from the 60-day IL last month. He is 4-1 with a 2.38 ERA across his seven starts this year. The Astros have an embarrassment of riches in their rotation. The question is, who will Dusty Baker move to the pen come playoff time. But that's neither here nor there for fantasy managers. He should help them out one more time this year in a start against the D'Backs.
Astros SP Lance McCormick Jr. was excellent on Thursday, striking out 11 batters in a no-decision vs. the Athletics. He last six innings, allowing two runs on two hits and four walks.
McCormick Jr. has been very good since his season debut last month. But Thursday was certainly his most dominant performance. The walks were the only reason he did not go further into the game. The Astros righty faces a tougher test next time out against the Rays on the road.