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|Games Played By Position|
|vs Seattle|| 9.1||1||1|| 2.89||0||7||10|
|vs LHB|| 48.0||0||0|| 3.19||0||14||58|
|vs RHB|| 41.2||0||0|| 3.24||0||18||35|
|Last 10 Games|
Astros SP Lance McCullers continues inconsistent pattern
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(8/30/15) Astros starter Lance McCullers got off to a slow start, walking three of the game's first four batters and then couldn't get back on track in a loss to the Twins on Sunday.
McCullers would allow only four hits and three runs before departing after six innings, but Houston was held off the scoreboard until the ninth inning.
McCullers (5-5) went 0-2 in three August starts, allowing 11 earned runs in 13 1/3 innings.
Astros SP Lance McCullers makes MLB return with strong outing
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(8/23/15) Astros starter Lance McCullers, who was recalled from Double-A to make Sunday's start, was impressive in spot duty, tossing seven strong innings against the Dodgers and earning a no-decision when Houston rallied for an extra-inning win.
McCullers, whose last outing for Houston was a 1/3-inning, six-run disaster on Aug. 3, was much more effective Sunday, scattering eight hits over seven innings while striking out eight and walking none.
McCullers (5-4) figures to be part of the Astros' rotation going forward as they push for a division title.
Astros shuffle pitching rotation to make room for Lance McCullers
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(8/19/15) The Astros will call up pitcher Lance McCullers in order to start Sunday's game against the Dodgers, the team announced.
McCullers was demoted in early August after posting a 3.17 ERA over 76 2/3 innings this season. With McCullers starting Sunday, the team will turn to pitchers Mike Fiers on Friday and Scott Kazmir on Saturday.
Astros close to recalling Lance McCullers
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(8/18/15) The Astros are close to bringing Lance McCullers back to the Major Leagues, per MLB.com.
Manager A.J. Hinch said the rookie would be returning soon and likely return to the rotation in September.
McCullers was sent to the minor leagues to limit his innings for the season. He pitched three innings for Double-A Corpus Christi on Tuesday, allowing one hit and striking out five.
"Getting him back on the mound in Corpus is a big step towards getting him to finish the season in the mix," Hinch said. "We've got 40-plus games to sort out. He's been one of our best pitchers throughout the course of the year. ... I make no promises on how it's all going to play out, but he could factor into the rest of the year after we cleared a couple of weeks off of his season to allow him to be a factor."
Astros' Hinch says McCullers likely to return during next homestand
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(8/12/15) Astros manager A.J. Hinch said rookie starting pitcher Lance McCullers will likely return to the rotation during a 10-game homestand, which begins Friday against the Tigers.
"We have a pretty good plan in place for him," Hinch told MLB Network Radio on Wednesday. "He's likely to come back up during our next homestand."
McCullers has not made a start in the minors since being demoted Aug. 3.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|9/2/15||SEA||8:10 pm||Taijuan Walker|
|9/4/15||MIN||8:10 pm||Mike Pelfrey|
|9/5/15||MIN||7:10 pm||Ervin Santana|
|9/6/15||MIN||2:10 pm||Tyler Duffey|
|9/7/15||@ OAK||4:05 pm||Cody Martin|
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|9/9/15||@ OAK||10:05 pm||Aaron Brooks|
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