The Astros' Terrific Pitching Depth on Display in the Postseason
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That's hard to do...especially when you're striking out just 14 batters per nine innings over that span.
Before being sidelined with a forearm injury, Lance McCullers Jr. was right up there with Justin Verlander
Dallas Keuchel as one of Houston’s top starters during their postseason run. Before hitting an innings limit at around 180-185,
McCullers had been pitching well enough to earn himself a spot in next year’s rotation—that is, until he went down after Game 2 of the ALCS against New York.
The righty was arguably Houston’s most reliable starter in 2017, posting a 3.62 ERA and 11.0 K/9, though injuries limited him to just 25 starts.
He gave them an ace through two rounds of postseason play by tossing 14 2⁄3 shutout innings against Boston and New York...
The Astros have used six starters in their postseason run, and all of them except for Lance McCullers Jr. have been spectacular.
Collin McHugh, who wasn’t expected to contribute much after returning from injury at mid-season, has particularly turned heads with his performance against Boston.