The Houston Astros kick off their American League championship streak against the Boston Red Sox on Friday night, but the injury status of possibly their best starting pitcher is currently unknown.
For John Hayman of MLB Network Astros starter Lance McCullers underwent an MRI. However, Hayman subsequently revealed that McMullers would probably not be involved in the Astros’ ALCS rivalry with the Boston Red Sox.
The MRI was allegedly taken on the winner’s right forearm in 13 games after he hit four innings of a one-move ball during a Houston game. Game 4, ALDS Decisive Victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday, but had to be removed due to forearm discomfort. In the regular season McCullers led by Astros with a result of 13-5 for 28 launches, when published second best ERA (3.16) among the starters – Framber Valdez had a score of 3.14.
The 28-year-old led the team with 185 strikeouts and finished second in innings per team with a score of 162 1/3, behind only Zach Greinke, while losing just 13 home runs. He topped all starters for hits in nine innings (6.8), home runs in nine innings (0.7) and strikeouts from nine innings (10.3).
The Astros and the Red Sox clashed in the first ALCS game at 8:07 pm ET Friday.
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