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TCB Astros Pitcher of the Week: Week 9

Lance McCullers impresses in his fifth start of the season.

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

It's time once again for the TCB Pitcher of the Week awards. Each week, through the magic of small sample sizes, we will pick out a few performances that are worthy of recognition.

Honorable Mention

Will Harris

Will Harris has been the spear point of the bullpen weapon the Astros have been throwing around during the month of May and June. Harris allowed just one run over 11 innings in April, zero runs in 12 2/3 innings in May, and zero runs over June thus far.

If you haven't added that up, Harris has allowed just one run over 26 2/3 innings and hasn't allowed a run in his last 25 appearances.

Harris allowed just one hit and struck out three over the team's last seven games.

Doug Fister

Doug Fister has been the Astros most consistent starter over the 2016 season. He continued that stretch with a scoreless outing against the A's.

Fister pitched six innings of scoreless baseball against Oakland on June 3. He allowed just four hits, walked two, and struck out three.

Fister is now 4-0 with a 2.45 ERA in seven starts since May.

And Our Winner...

Lance McCullers

Lance McCullers' season didn't start the way he wanted. McCullers was put on the disabled list with shoulder soreness before his final start during Spring Training. During the month in which McCullers was nebulously resting his shoulder, the Astros had a dumpster fire start of the season. But things started to turn around for Houston once McCullers returned.

He hasn't been on par with the McCullers from the 2015 playoff run but he kept the Astros in games.

McCullers went up another gear in his last start. McCullers allowed just two runs on eight hits over seven innings on Sunday against Oakland. The only two runs came from the A's getting a bases loaded, bloop single over the infield. McCullers struck out seven and walked three in the start.