Astros' McCullers denies making 'throat-slash' gesture at Royals in Game 4
Rookie Lance McCullers pitched well for the Houston Astros on Monday in their 9-6 ALDS Game 4 loss to the visiting Kansas City Royals. His six strong innings would have put him in line for a win were it not for the Houston bullpen's eighth-inning meltdown.
After the game, an interesting claim was suggested by a few Royals regarding McCullers' celebratory gesture after finishing the sixth inning: They said he made a "throat-slash" gesture upon finishing the frame. As quoted on Twitter by Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star:
McCullers didn't stay quiet about the claims made against him, though. He took to Twitter to issue a response:
Obviously I didn't do that, everyone needs to chill... Wasn't even looking that way, wasn't directed to them at all. https://t.co/xohwnfOa1o— Lance McCullers Jr. (@LMcCullers43) October 12, 2015
Whether McCullers made the gesture, of course, doesn't matter considering the series is now tied and will be decided with a Game 5 at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday. Still, it serves as a demonstration of the emotional highs that go along with pressure-packed October baseball.