Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. left his start Saturday after dominating for the game’s first 60 pitches.
The 24-year-old left before throwing a pitch in the fifth inning and came off the field with an injury the Astros described as right elbow discomfort.
From the clubhouse: Lance McCullers Jr. left tonight's game with right elbow discomfort.
— Houston Astros (@astros) August 5, 2018
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) August 5, 2018
McCullers was cruising Saturday against the Dodgers as he had tossed four scoreless while allowing just two hits.
The 2017 All-Star is in the midst of his most consistent season to date having not missed a single start on the year.
In fact, no Astros starting pitcher has missed his spot in the rotation yet.
Brad Peacock came on in relief of McCullers.
Houston has made no announcement about the injury. This story will be updated.