As the MLB Postseason rolls on, the Houston Astros prepare for a pivotal ALCS matchup with the Boston Red Sox. Starting pitcher Lance McCullers helped clinch the Astros' spot in the ALCS with some brilliant performances across two starts (10.2 innings, 1 ER).
His Game 4 clinching outing came at a cost, however. Manager Dusty Baker revealed his ace felt forearm discomfort, forcing the right-hander to be removed after 4.0 innings. On Thursday, the Astros got a little clarity around McCullers' latest injury update.
Lance McCullers Injury Update
According to MLB insider Jon Heyman, McCullers underwent an MRI and "should be fine in the long run." However, there's no official word yet if he'll be shut down for any short-term period of time.
Forearm discomfort is often an injury that requires rest. If not, it can lead to those sort of long-term issues that require surgery to be fully remedied.
Time will tell, but the Astros could use their ace in order to clinch their third World Series appearance in the last 5 seasons. McCullers pitched to a stifling 3.16 ERA across 28 starts during the regular season.
Heading into the ALCS, the Astros are currently -156 series favorites on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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