While Astros manager A.J. Hinch was in a press conference announcing Lance McCullers as his Game 7 starter just minutes after losing Game 6, McCullers was on the field getting ready. McCullers took a catcher with him to right field at Dodger Stadium and began throwing warmup pitches about 10 minutes after the final out was recorded in the Astros' 3-1 loss in Game 6 on Tuesday night. McCullers threw about 20 pitches before walking into the dugout and into the clubhouse. McCullers did the same thing on the field at Yankee Stadium before his Game 4 start in the American League Championship Series.