July 31 2:20 PM PT3:20 PM MT4:20 PM CT5:20 PM ET17:20 ET21:20 GMT5:20 2:20 PM MST4:20 PM EST4:50 PM VEN1:20 UAE (+1)4:20 PM CT-McCullers has been placed on the 10-day disabled list due to lower back discomfort. Analysis: McCullers (7-3, 3.92 ERA) also missed some time in June with the same issue and has really struggled in July, allowing 20 earned runs and issuing 11 walks in 18 2/3 innings over four starts. Though the talented right-hander has been dominant at times, it's fair to wonder if he'll be able to hold up if the Astros are still playing in October.
July 30 2:55 PM PT3:55 PM MT4:55 PM CT5:55 PM ET17:55 ET21:55 GMT5:55 2:55 PM MST4:55 PM EST5:25 PM VEN1:55 UAE (+1)4:55 PM CT-Lance McCullers Jr. fell to 7-3, allowing five runs on eight hits and four walks in 5.0 innings, as the Houston Astros lost to the Detroit Tigers 13-1 on Sunday. McCullers Jr. struck out four, ending the game with a 3.92 ERA and 1.29 WHIP on the season. Analysis: McCullers' struggles continued, and he now has a 9.64 ERA with a 2.30 WHIP in his last four starts. This stretch began we he yielded six runs in 4.1 innings in a loss at Toronto on July 6, and his next start is scheduled against those same Blue Jays on Friday.
July 23 4:05 PM PT5:05 PM MT6:05 PM CT7:05 PM ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 PM MST6:05 PM EST6:35 PM VEN3:05 UAE (+1)6:05 PM CT-Lance McCullers Jr. allowed six runs on nine hits and two walks in 4.2 innings as the Houston Astros lost to the Baltimore Orioles 9-7 on Sunday. McCullers Jr. struck out three, ending the game with a 3.67 ERA and 1.23 WHIP on the season. Analysis: In three starts this month, McCullers is 0-1 with a 9.88 ERA
July 18 9:19 PM PT10:19 PM MT11:19 PM CT12:19 AM ET0:19 ET4:19 GMT12:19 9:19 PM MST11:19 PM EST11:49 PM VEN8:19 UAE11:19 PM CT-Lance McCullers Jr. allowed five runs - four earned - on six hits and three walks in 4.2 innings as the Houston Astros lost to the Seattle Mariners 9-7 on Monday. McCullers Jr. struck out five, ending the game with a 3.28 ERA and 1.18 WHIP on the season. Analysis: McCullers was knocked around again and is 0-1 with a 7.53 ERA in his last three starts. He posted a 2.53 ERA in his first 14 starts this season.
July 7 8:09 AM PT9:09 AM MT10:09 AM CT11:09 AM ET11:09 ET15:09 GMT23:09 8:09 AM MST10:09 AM EST10:39 AM VEN19:09 UAE10:09 AM CT-Lance McCullers Jr. fell to 7-2, allowing six runs - five earned - on nine hits and two walks in 4.1 innings, as the Houston Astros lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 on Thursday. McCullers Jr. struck out three, ending the game with a 3.05 ERA and 1.14 WHIP on the season. Analysis: McCullers matched season lows by only going 4.1 innings and allowing five earned runs. He has a 7.45 ERA and 1.97 WHIP in his last two outings after posting a 1.54 ERA and 0.89 WHIP in his previous nine.
July 1 9:22 PM PT10:22 PM MT11:22 PM CT12:22 AM ET0:22 ET4:22 GMT12:22 9:22 PM MST11:22 PM EST11:52 PM VEN8:22 UAE11:22 PM CT-Lance McCullers Jr. allowed three runs on six hits and two walks in 5.1 innings as the Houston Astros lost to the New York Yankees 13-4 on Friday. McCullers Jr. struck out six, ending the game with a 2.69 ERA and 1.07 WHIP on the season. Analysis: McCullers made his second start since coming off the disabled list. He's allowed four runs and 10 hits with two walks and 14 strikeouts over 10 1/3 innings in those outings.
June 12 12:12 PM PT1:12 PM MT2:12 PM CT3:12 PM ET15:12 ET19:12 GMT3:12 12:12 PM MST2:12 PM EST2:42 PM VEN23:12 UAE2:12 PM CT-McCullers was activated from the 10-day disabled list and improved to 7-1, allowing one run on four hits in 5.0 innings, as the Houston Astros defeated the Seattle Mariners 5-2 on Saturday. McCullers Jr. struck out eight, ending the game with a 2.53 ERA and 1.04 WHIP on the season. Analysis: The Astros limited McCullers to 76 pitches in his first start back from a two-week absence caused by a sore back, but showed no rust whatsoever from the layoff. With a 5-0 record and a 1.36 ERA over his last eight outings, the 23-year-old is venturing into elite fantasy territoty.
June 9 10:35 AM PT11:35 AM MT12:35 PM CT1:35 PM ET13:35 ET17:35 GMT1:35 10:35 AM MST12:35 PM EST1:05 PM VEN21:35 UAE12:35 PM CT-Lance McCullers Jr. allowed one run on two hits and two walks in 7.0 innings as the Houston Astros defeated the Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Thursday. McCullers Jr. struck out eight, ending the game with a 2.58 ERA and 1.06 WHIP on the season. Analysis: McCullers no-hit the Royals for 6 1/3 innings. He's 4-0 with a 1.51 ERA in eight starts since the beginning of May, striking out 53 in 47 2/3 innings. ''I feel like he's got no-hit stuff every time he takes the mound,'' Astros catcher Brian McCann said. ''He's that kind of pitcher. He's a dominant pitcher, and he's got dominant stuff.''
June 4 10:07 AM PT11:07 AM MT12:07 PM CT1:07 PM ET13:07 ET17:07 GMT1:07 10:07 AM MST12:07 PM EST12:37 PM VEN21:07 UAE12:07 PM CT-Lance McCullers Jr. allowed four runs - three earned - on six hits and two walks in 4.1 innings as the Houston Astros defeated the Texas Rangers 6-5 on Saturday. McCullers Jr. struck out eight, ending the game with a 2.71 ERA and 1.11 WHIP on the season. Analysis: He was coming off a month of May when he was 4-0 with a 0.99 ERA when he allowed only four earned runs in 36 1/3 innings. We expect him to bounce back in his next outing.
May 28 4:14 PM PT5:14 PM MT6:14 PM CT7:14 PM ET19:14 ET23:14 GMT7:14 4:14 PM MST6:14 PM EST6:44 PM VEN3:14 UAE (+1)6:14 PM CT-Lance McCullers Jr. improved to 6-1, allowing three runs - two earned - on five hits and two walks in 6.0 innings, as the Houston Astros defeated the Baltimore Orioles 8-4 on Sunday. McCullers Jr. struck out eight, ending the game with a 2.48 ERA and 1.06 WHIP on the season. Analysis: McCullers has been dominant of late, going 4-0 with a 0.60 ERA in his last five starts.
May 24 10:38 AM PT11:38 AM MT12:38 PM CT1:38 PM ET13:38 ET17:38 GMT1:38 10:38 AM MST12:38 PM EST1:08 PM VEN21:38 UAE12:38 PM CT-Lance McCullers Jr. improved to 5-1, allowing one hit and two walks over 5.0 scoreless innings, as the Houston Astros defeated the Detroit Tigers 6-2 on Tuesday. McCullers Jr. struck out five, ending the game with a 2.43 ERA and 1.04 WHIP on the season. Analysis: McCullers extended his scoreless innings streak to 22, the longest active stretch in the American League. However, he wasn't the picture of efficiency, lasting less than six innings for the first time in five starts this month.
May 17 4:17 PM PT5:17 PM MT6:17 PM CT7:17 PM ET19:17 ET23:17 GMT7:17 4:17 PM MST6:17 PM EST6:47 PM VEN3:17 UAE (+1)6:17 PM CT-Lance McCullers Jr. improved to 4-1, allowing three hits and two walks over 6.0 scoreless innings, as the Houston Astros defeated the Miami Marlins 3-0 on Wednesday. McCullers Jr. struck out three. Analysis: McCullers has allowed no earned runs in his past 20 1/3 innings, lowering his ERA to 2.65 and WHIP to 1.09. His next start will be Tuesday against the Tigers. He has a 2.08 ERA in four starts at Houston this season, and in his only career start against Detroit back in 2015, he gave up two runs over six innings in a 3-2 victory at Comerica Park.
May 12 7:29 PM PT8:29 PM MT9:29 PM CT10:29 PM ET22:29 ET2:29 GMT10:29 7:29 PM MST9:29 PM EST9:59 PM VEN6:29 UAE (+1)9:29 PM CT-Lance McCullers Jr. improved to 3-1, allowing four hits over 6.0 scoreless innings, as the Houston Astros defeated the New York Yankees 5-1 on Friday. McCullers Jr. struck out seven, ending the game with a 2.98 ERA and 1.12 WHIP on the season. Analysis: Teammate Dallas Keuchel has been getting all the attention, but McCullers is on quite a roll of his own. The hard-throwing right-hander has yielded just two earned runs and held opposing hitters to a .176 average over his past three starts, a stretch in which he's fanned 21 in 19 1/3 innings.
May 7 9:32 AM PT10:32 AM MT11:32 AM CT12:32 PM ET12:32 ET16:32 GMT0:32 9:32 AM MST11:32 AM EST12:02 PM VEN20:32 UAE11:32 AM CT-Lance McCullers Jr. allowed one run - zero earned - on two hits and two walks in 7.0 innings as the Houston Astros lost to the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 on Saturday. McCullers Jr. struck out four, ending the game with a 3.40 ERA and 1.18 WHIP on the season. Analysis: McCullers has been outstanding so far this season for the Astros, posting a 3.16 FIP.
May 2 8:15 AM PT9:15 AM MT10:15 AM CT11:15 AM ET11:15 ET15:15 GMT23:15 8:15 AM MST10:15 AM EST10:45 AM VEN19:15 UAE10:15 AM CT-Lance McCullers Jr. allowed two runs on six hits and two walks in 6.1 innings as the Houston Astros defeated the Texas Rangers 6-2 on Monday. McCullers Jr. struck out 10, ending the game with a 4.08 ERA and 1.30 WHIP on the season. Analysis: The hard-throwing right-hander has now racked up 46 strikeouts, second only to Chris Sale for tops in the majors. McCullers' other numbers have been less consistent, but he draws a seemingly favorable matchup at the Angels on Saturday. The 23-year-old fanned eight while yielding three hits over 6 2/3 scoreless innings to defeat Anaheim on April 20.
Apr. 26 7:13 PM PT8:13 PM MT9:13 PM CT10:13 PM ET22:13 ET2:13 GMT10:13 7:13 PM MST9:13 PM EST9:43 PM VEN6:13 UAE (+1)9:13 PM CT-McCullers (2-1) gave up five runs in five innings of a 7-6 loss at Cleveland on Wednesday. Analysis: He posted a 3.38 ERA in his first four starts.
Apr. 20 4:16 PM PT5:16 PM MT6:16 PM CT7:16 PM ET19:16 ET23:16 GMT7:16 4:16 PM MST6:16 PM EST6:46 PM VEN3:16 UAE (+1)6:16 PM CT-McCullers (2-0) was sharp in a 2-1 win over the Angels on Thursday. Analysis: McCullers did not allow a hit until Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons opened the fifth inning with a single, and he surrendered just three singles total before exiting following back-to-back walks with two outs in the seventh. The right-hander recorded eight strikeouts against three walks and has allowed three or fewer runs in each of his 23 career home starts while going 11-4 with a 2.08 ERA at Minute Maid Park.
Apr. 15 6:35 PM PT7:35 PM MT8:35 PM CT9:35 PM ET21:35 ET1:35 GMT9:35 6:35 PM MST8:35 PM EST9:05 PM VEN5:35 UAE (+1)8:35 PM CT-McCullers was tagged for five runs and eight hits, including two homers, in 4 1/3 innings of Saturday's 10-6 win over the A's. Analysis: It was easily McCullers' worst effort in three starts, though he did record six strikeouts to push his total to 23 in 17 1/3 innings.
Apr. 9 5:20 PM PT6:20 PM MT7:20 PM CT8:20 PM ET20:20 ET0:20 GMT8:20 5:20 PM MST7:20 PM EST7:50 PM VEN4:20 UAE (+1)7:20 PM CT-McCullers was very good for the the second straight start Sunday, allowing three runs and six hits over seven innings with 10 strikeouts. Analysis: McCullers has allowed three or fewer runs in each of his 22 starts at Minute Maid Park. The only pitcher in club history with such a streak is Larry Dierker, who did so in 22 consecutive starts in 1970-72.
Apr. 5 10:23 AM PT11:23 AM MT12:23 PM CT1:23 PM ET13:23 ET17:23 GMT1:23 10:23 AM MST12:23 PM EST12:53 PM VEN21:23 UAE12:23 PM CT-McCullers allowed a run and struck out seven in six innings of a 2-1 victory over Seattle on Tuesday. Analysis: It was his first start since August 2 after he missed the last two months of last year with an elbow injury.
Mar. 4 2:43 PM PT3:43 PM MT4:43 PM CT5:43 PM ET17:43 ET22:43 GMT6:43 3:43 PM MST5:43 PM EST6:13 PM VEN2:43 UAE (+1)4:43 PM CT-McCullers felt strong following Saturday's simulated game. His next stop could be a Grapefruit League mound, maybe as early as next week. McCullers has been on a tailored throwing program this spring as he works his way back from an elbow strain that shortened his 2016 season. Analysis: He threw 43 pitches to catcher Evan Gattis on a back field in an outing that simulated three innings, showcasing a fastball that touched 95 mph. Astros manager A.J. Hinch wanted to wait until he learned how McCullers felt on Sunday before committing to a date for the righty's first spring start.