HOUSTON (AP) Lance McCullers knew there was a "less than 1%" chance that he would be able to pitch in the World Series for the Houston Astros because of a forearm strain. The right-hander waited as long as possible, and didn't beat those odds.
"We remained hopeful," McCullers said Monday, when announcing the day before Game 1 against the Atlanta Braves that he wouldn't be on the Houston roster. "We tried to pushed it as far as we could, but just couldn't make it back to throwing,. ... There was no point to write me off before we had to."