Astros pitcher Tony Sipp reported no issues after throwing a bullpen session Wednesday, reports the Houston Chronicle. "It sounds like Sipp came out of it feeling OK," manager A.J. Hinch said. Hinch added that Sipp would rejoin the team for the series in Anaheim, which starts Friday.
Back and oblique issues have sidelined Astros lefty bullpen specialist Tony Sipp, per the Houston Chronicle. Sipp has not pitched since Aug. 26. His absence could prove detrimental. Sipp is having a strong year. He has not allowed a run since July 5. He has pitched 16 consecutive scoreless innings with 17 strikeouts to lower his ERA to 2.14.
A.J. Hinch has revealed that back and oblique ailments have been plaguing Astros reliever Tony Sipp, per MLB.com. Sipp hasn't pitched since last Wednesday. The left-hander has performed well this season, and particularly lately. He has not allowed an earned run in his last 17 appearances.
Astros pitcher Tony Sipp was stuck with a loss on Wednesday, giving up the go-ahead run on a solo homer by Chris Davis in his team's 5-4 defeat against the Orioles. "He's been there for us so much this year," manager A.J. Hinch said, per MLB.com. "A couple of pitches got him and he got burned a little bit. It's difficult for him, and certainly not the way and indicative of how he's pitched this season. I feel bad for our team. We fight back like that and don't get the win." Sipp (2-2) struck out two on the day but gave up a home run for his second consecutive appearance. He owns a 1.53 ERA and 20:3 K:BB ratio in 17 2/3 innings.
Astros manager A.J. Hinch confirmed that closer Luke Gregerson will not be available to pitch on Wednesday against the A's. Gregerson nearly cost the team a win on Tuesday when he gave up two runs in the ninth inning. He was pulled in favor of Pat Neshek who closed out the game and got the save. Gregerson has appeared in three of the last four games for the Astros and has given up two runs in two of those performances. Hinch indicated that Neshek, Chad Qualls, Tony Sipp and Josh Fields are all options to close if a save is needed on Wednesday, according to the Houston Chronicle.