|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.
|2015||Hou||6||7||0 - 0||22||22||1||125.2||106||49||45||10||43||2||129||1.19||3.22|
|2016||Hou||6||5||0 - 0||14||14||0||81.0||80||29||29||5||45||1||106||1.54||3.22|
|2017||Hou||2||0||0 - 0||4||4||0||24.0||22||9||9||4||6||1||31||1.17||3.38|
|Career||14||12||0 - 0||40||40||1||230.2||208||87||83||19||94||4||266||1.31||3.24|
|2015||Hou||Total||0||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||6.1||2||2||2||1||2||0||7||2.84|
|LDS||0||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||6.1||2||2||2||1||2||0||7||2.84|
|Career||0||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||6.1||2||2||2||1||2||0||7||2.84|