Astros P Lance McCullers apologizes for his ‘immature’ behavior
Houston Astros right-hander Lance McCullers is saying “my bad” for his behavior during Saturday’s loss to the Cleveland Indians.
In the second inning of the eventual 8-6 defeat, Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel committed an error that allowed a run to score. McCullers, who was on the mound for Houston, was visibly upset about the error and appeared to show Gurriel up with a vulgar reaction.
McCullers did manage to get out of the inning with no further damage, and as the Astros were walking back to the dugout, he tried to touch gloves with second baseman Jose Altuve. Instead, Altuve angrily swatted McCullers’ glove away and seemed to give him a lecture of sorts for the emotional display.
Jose Altuve was not happy with Lance McCullers… pic.twitter.com/EHduKBD1tF
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) May 27, 2018
After the game, McCullers said he apologized to the team for the outburst and revealed what Altuve told him, per the Houston Chronicle’s Chandler Rome.
Lance McCullers said he apologized to the entire #Astros club after he was "real immature and let my emotions get the best of me" in the second inning.
"Altuve was letting me know that we're beyond that. I'm not 21 anymore."
— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) May 27, 2018
The All-Star McCullers is known to pitch with emotion, and sometimes that emotion can indeed get the best of him. No word though if he will apologize for the other immature antics that he has been involved in lately as well.