Street picked up his eighth save as he worked around a hit for a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday against Texas. This was Street's first appearance since leaving with a hamstring injury July 10 against Baltimore. It was well-timed with the All-Star break, as he showed no lingering symptoms. This was Street's first save opportunity since June 21, and with a 4.82 ERA, it's hard to count on Street for consistent saves even when the Angels are winning games.
Street left the game on Sunday after being examined by the team trainer twice, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports. The injury is a bit of an unknown at this point, but it looks to be an injury in the groin area. Street was not happy after being pulled out of the game.
Street allowed four hits and three runs at the end of Wednesday's 10-4 loss to Houston. He retired just two batters. Street's ratios are nightmarish in 2016 (5.28 ERA, 1.89 WHIP), though they cover a modest 15.1 innings. Most alarmingly, he's walked more batters than he's struck out. The Angels have a multitude of problems on the current roster, but Street's struggles at age 32 have to be considered. With Joe Smith currently on the disabled list, Cam Bedrosian is likely the next man up in the closing chair if Street needs a break down the road.
Street (3-1) pitched a scoreless ninth inning while allowing one hit and striking out one to earn the win Sunday against the Athletics. Street came into a tie game and after holding down the Athletics, the Angels came up with a run in the bottom of the ninth to get him his third win of the year. After blowing saves in two of three outings, he now has held opponents scoreless in his last two games to move his ERA to 3.68.
Street didn't record an out while blowing his second save of the season Tuesday against the Astros. He walked two and gave up two hits, including a two-run walk-off drive courtesy of Carlos Correa. After Street loaded the bases with two walks and an infield single, Correa laced a 3-2 pitch into the gap, scoring George Springer and Marwin Gonzalez to win the game. Street's second blown save of the season (and second in his last three appearances) spoiled a solid outing from Hector Santiago. Injuries and poor performances in the Angels bullpen will likely help keep his job safe in the short-term. However, the veteran has shown regression in many on his peripheral and the team may be forced to make a move if Street continues down the path he's been traveling this month.