By Garret Heinrich

Every pitcher, no matter how good they are, goes through it.  A game where you can’t seem to get anyone out and you give up what seems like 400 runs. Weekly guest with Mad Radio and Houston Astros young pitcher Lance McCullers described what it is like to go through a rough outing on a major league mound. Lance went through it on August 3rd, 2015 when he gave up six runs in 1/3 of an inning against the Texas Rangers.

While in-studio with Mike Meltser and Seth Payne for his weekly time with Mad Radio McCullers, described what goes on in the head of a Major League pitcher when they are getting crushed.

The 4-Stages Of Grief For A Major League Pitcher (as told by Lance McCullers):

1. Disappointment:

“Awe man I thought this was going to be a good day.”

2. Rage:

“You just want to rip someone’s face off.”

3. 3-year-old Temper Tantrum:

“You just want to roll around and stomp your feet. This is not fair! This should not be happening! What did I do? You can’t get anyone out. You throw good pitches, they fall in. You throw a bad pitch they are hit 1,000 feet.”

4. Remorse:

“Finally, when A.J. [Hinch] comes to get the ball, you’re just like, ‘I’m sorry.’ You just look at him with this face, like ‘I don’t know what happened. Please forgive me.'”

So next time a pitcher is getting shellacked standing alone in the middle of the diamond, remember, he’s dealing with a lot right now.



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