Houston Astros right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. will likely miss the entire ALCS with a strained forearm, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. Bob normally makes ridiculously inaccurate reports, but given that this one is linked to injury, we can assume that’s true.
Talk about a break for the Boston Red Sox.
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McCullers pitched 10.2 innings in his two playoff starts with a tiny 0.84 ERA. ERA isn’t everything, but you don’t give up a point in a full innings game and call it something other than dominant.
Right now, the Houston Astros will likely rely on left-hander Framber Valdez to kick off Game 1 of the ALCS. Other than Nathan Eovaldi, Boston doesn’t have much rotational dominance either, so it’s likely to be a slugfest. Compare the bats in Astros to those in Boston? Houston wins this battle.
It will be good for those baseball fans who don’t have a horse in this race as they can expect to see more offensive action, but it always sucks when injuries become such a big factor in the result. The report claims he may be back, if Houston qualifies for the Winter Classic – and after seeing Houston cope easily with the Chicago White Sox in the Division Series, don’t be shocked if the Houston Astros flex their teeth. muscles once again and skate through Boston.
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Another scary group that has proven that they can cope with any departure. Maybe even Lance McCullers Jr.