“It’s good to have one. Now I’ll try to get another," McCullers said. “It’s been a little different. I’ve had nights where I felt like I’ve pitched well enough to get one and didn’t. And I’ve had a lot of nights where I haven’t gotten the win, but the team did and that’s really what matters to me."Manager Omar Lopez on McCullers
“He competes," Lopez said. “I like the way he goes about his business, his work ethic. He understands that the work he puts in now will only help him later on."On the adjustment from high school ball to pro ball:
“I learned to understand this as a team game, much more so than it was in high school," McCullers said. “All of the guys here are getting paid to compete, and even when you don’t have your best, you still have to find ways to get outs.
"I learned to adjust on that night when I wasn’t going to strike nine guys out. I learned to not think about an at-bat when it was over, that you have to move on."