Lance McCullers Jr. spoke with the "MLB on FOX" crew about what he will contribute to the team during his injury and he also spoke about Framber Valdez ahead of his Game 1 start.
The Houston Astros will reportedly be without one of its best starting pitchers in the World Series against the Atlanta Braves. MLB Network's
Houston Astros right-hander Lance McCullers Jr., 28, who left Game 4 of the ALDS against the Chicago White Sox with forearm tightness, will miss the World series as his teammates battle the Atlanta Braves, beginning Tuesday.
The Houston Astros will be without ace right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. for the World Series, the pitcher announced on Monday."It's disappointing, but I'm just gonna keep doing what I can do and have all the faith in the guys we have out there to try to win a World Series," McCullers said, according to ESPN's Alden Gonzalez.The 28-year-old was removed from Game 4 of the American League Division Series against the Chicago White Sox with forearm pain and was later diagnosed with a strain, which kept him off the ALCS roster.McCullers confirmed Monday the injury normally requires six-to-eight weeks of recovery before adding there is no damage to the UCL ligament in his elbow. McCullers said Dr. Neal ElAttrache saw his MRI and thinks there is nothing wrong with his UCL. McCullers said his strain normally calls for a six to eight week shutdown. McCullers expects to be fully healthy and ready to go for spring training. Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) October 25, 2021 McCullers put together a solid regular-season campaign with the Astros, posting a 13-5 record with a 3.16 ERA and 185 strikeouts in 162 1/3 innings.The six-year veteran also allowed just one earned run in 10 2/3 innings during the division series before he was injured. Copyright © 2021 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.
Astros right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. hasn’t pitched since Game 4 of the ALDS, and it looks like his forearm injury will end his season. MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports that McCullers won’t be available for the World Series, so Houston will now have to try and win its second consecutive postseason matchup without one of…