McCullers Pictures Worth Thousand Words

Thanks to the ROOT Sports Network and the fine people who do the Astros Games,, we have some pictures that truly do say more than a thousand words about the joy of 21-year old Lance McCullers after he pitched a complete game, 3-1, win over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park, June 3, 2015, retiring 16 of the last 17 batters, while giving up only 1 run on 4 hits, while walking none and striking out 11. The victory boosted McCullers’ early MLB career record to 2-0 with an ERA of 1.88. McCullers now has 29 Ks in 24 innings pitched.

Even Rockets star Dwight Howard was on hand to stand in support of young Lance McCullers when he went out to finish the O's in the top of the 9th. - Dwight Howard's fan appearance at the Astros game last night was made possible by the Golden State Warriors.

Even Rockets star Dwight Howard was on hand to stand in support of young Lance McCullers when he went out to finish the O’s in the top of the 9th. – Dwight Howard’s fan appearance at the Astros game last night was made possible by the Golden State Warriors.

Lsnce let out some kind of a war growl as his last pitch of the game was strike three, ball game, and his 11th K of the night! -  WA-HOOOOOO!!!!!!

Lsnce let out some kind of a war growl as his last pitch of the game was strike three, ball game, and his 11th K of the night!!
WA-HOOOOOO!!!!!!

Lance's post-game interview with ROOT Sports field reporter Julia Morales began with the usual laid-back baseball-speak we hear a lot from many players.

Lance’s post-game interview with ROOT Sports field reporter Julia Morales began with the usual laid-back baseball-speak we hear from a lot of players, even from some who make it all the way to the Hall of Fame..

Things lightened up  once Astros teammates Jonathan Villar and Luis Valbuena doused pitcher McCullers with buckets of ice water.

Things lightened up once Astros teammates Jonathan Villar and Luis Valbuena doused pitcher McCullers with buckets of ice water. – Interviewer Morales gives the boys se splash room in the process.

Rookie McCullers recovers in good humor, ready to resume the interview. He simply makes the mistake of thinking that hist cold shower of warm affection is over.

Rookie McCullers recovers in good humor, ready to resume the interview with Hula Morales. He simply makes the mistake of thinking that his cold shower of warm affection and  appreciation s over.

THIS TIME - IT'S ALL ICE!!! WOOOOOOOOOSH! BURRRRRRRRRRRRR!

THIS TIME – IT’S ALL ICE!!!
WOOOOOOOOOSH!
BURRRRRRRRRRRRR!

“ARE THEY OUT OF BUCKETS OVER THERE?” McCULLERS ASKED OF MORALES AFTER THE SECOND BATH. WE CAN’T SPEAK FOR JULIA MORALES, LANCE. ALL WE CAN SAY IS: “IF YOU KEEP PITCHING LIKE YOU DID TONIGHT, THEY WILL NEVER RUN OUT OF BUCKETS – AND THAT’S A GOOD THING. AND. OH YEAH! WELCOME TO THE SHOW! ASTROS FANS ARE VERY GLAD TO HAVE YOU ON OUR TEAM!

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2 Responses to “McCullers Pictures Worth Thousand Words”

  1. Wayne Roberts Says:

    I still haven’t seen a game this season. Time Warner doesn’t carry Root. Once again, the Astros default the central texas market to the Rangers.

    • Bill McCurdy Says:

      You are so right, Wayne. My brother in South Texas says the same thing about the Corpus Christi, which is controlled by Time-Warner in the same viewing area where the Astros have their AA club and one that previously was a big Astros fan territory. The only time the Astros fans of CC get to see their club is when they play the Rangers, which is the team that stars for Time-Warner.

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