Tonight, a local Tampa baseball player will play a significant role in tonight’s game 7 of the World Series according to http://www.tampabay.com/sports/baseball/rays/Tampa-s-Lance-McCullers-ascends-to-sports-ultimate-stage_162222895. Local baseball player, Lance McCullers will start for the Houston Astros as they face the Los Angeles Dodgers. McCullers will take center stage as he will attempt to help the Astros win their first ever World Series by defeating the Dodgers. Over the course of the postseason, Lance has performed quite well and will be counted on to help the Astros compete and hopefully win tonights’ game. Not only will he be helping the Astros, but also representing Tampa and the surrounding area. He was a top high school pitcher in the area when he was growing up. As a result, he will look to provide the local community with pride as he performs in the biggest game of the Major League Baseball season.
Lance will clearly be in the spotlight tonight as he will look to showcase his talents on baseball’s biggest stage. By pitching well in the game, he will be in position to prove to the nation that he is among the top pitchers in all of baseball. When pitching in games, he uses a curveball that has proven to be unhittable on many occasions. This has helped him shut down opposing lineups during the postseason. Tonight, he will need to use this curveball in order to slow down the formidable Los Angeles Dodgers lineup. When he was growing up, Lance developed this pitch from his father who also played in Major League Baseball as a pitcher. However, Lance Sr.’s career was ended prematurely due to problems with his shoulder. However, Lance Jr. will look to make his father proud by performing well in Game 7 of the World Series tonight.
During the postseason, Lance has performed at a high level. In the ALCS, he pitched six innings of two hit ball during Game 4. He shut down a top Yankees lineup in the process. In the decisive Game 7, he would pitch four scoreless innings in relief. His ERA for this postseason is only 2.95 which is among the best in baseball. Starting McCullers looks to be a good choice for the Astros as they will count on him to slow down the Dodgers and give his team a legitimate chance to win.