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|Last 10 Games|
Astros pitcher Lance McCullers to start this weekend against Tigers
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5/19/15) Astros pitcher Lance McCullers will start this weekend against the Tigers in Detroit on Saturday, manager A.J. Hinch said before Tuesday's game.
"I thought he handled himself very well and guys were excited to get him out there and he even gave 'em a little bit of ammunition to get to welcome him in, with the Batman shoes and the bravado," Hinch said to the Houston Chronicle.
McCullers allowed one run on three hits in 4 2/3 innings in his major-league debut on Monday against the Athletics. He struck out five with three walks in the contest.
Astros P Lance McCullers fares well in major-league debut
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(5/19/15) Astros pitcher Lance McCullers impressed in his major-league debut, throwing five strikeouts in a 2-1 loss to the Athletics.
McCullers, sporting some Batman baseball cleats, allowed only one earned run in 4 2/3 innings. This gives him a 1.93 ERA to start his career. He walked three batters and gave up three hits in 93 pitches.
"I thought he hung in there pretty well," manager A.J. Hinch said after the game, per MLB.com. "First-night adrenaline pumping, he had his pitches, made some really good pitches for strikeouts. And he had a swing-and-miss strikeout on every pitch -- fastball, his big breaking ball and his changeup. So you know he'll get more pitch efficient as he gets away from the first-game adrenaline, but all in all, we obviously want to get five [innings] out of him. He came close to that, but for a major-league debut, with all the attention on him, I thought he handled himself very well."
McCullers was relieved by Joe Thatcher, who was credited with the loss.
Astros add Lance McCullers to active roster
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/18/15) The Astros have selected the contract of pitcher Lance McCullers, the team announced Monday.
McCullers will draw the start Monday against the A's in his major-league debut. He posted a 0.62 ERA and 43:11 K:BB ratio in 29 innings with Double-A Corpus Christi before being promoted.
Astros P Lance McCullers to make MLB debut, start Monday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/15/15) Astros pitching prospect Lance McCullers is expected to make his Major League debut and start Monday against the A's, according to MLB.com.
McCullers was promoted to Triple-A on Thursday, but will not make an appearance for Round Rock. Instead, he will make the jump from Double-A to the Major Leagues.
He was a first-round draft pick by the Astros in 2012. He owns a 43:11 K:BB ratio in 29 innings at Double-A this season.
“He won’t be spooked. He won’t be intimidated,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said, per the Houston Chronicle. “It’s exciting to get an arm of his level to test him against major league hitters. He’s got a lot of confidence coming out of Double-A.”
Astros promote pitching prospect Lance McCullers to Triple-A
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/14/15) The Astros have promoted right-hander Lance McCullers to Triple-A Corpus Christi, the team announced Thursday. McCullers had been pitching at Double-A this season, and has a very impressive 0.62 ERA in 29 innings pitched (six appearances, four starts). He struck out 13.3 batters-per-nine innings in his first taste at Double-A.
McCullers is ranked the 77th best prospect in the game by Baseball America. He was drafted out of high school by the Astros in the first round of the 2012 draft.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/23/15||@ DET||4:08 pm||Kyle Lobstein|
|5/24/15||@ DET||1:08 pm||Anibal Sanchez|
|5/25/15||@ BAL||1:35 pm||Wei-Yin Chen|
|5/26/15||@ BAL||7:05 pm||Chris Tillman|
|5/27/15||@ BAL||4:35 pm||Ubaldo Jimenez|
|5/29/15||CHW||8:10 pm||Jose Quintana|
|5/30/15||CHW||4:10 pm||Carlos Rodon|
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