Harris (3-1) picked up the win in relief in Tuesday's 9-8 victory over the Rockies, despite giving up a run on four hits over his lone inning. Harris wasn't as sharp as usual, but he deserves some leeway given that he had the unenviable task of pitching at Coors Field. He was at least able to limit the damage to four base hits and scooped up his second win in three appearances after the Houston offense bailed him out with a four-run seventh inning to reclaim the lead. Prior to Tuesday's outing, Harris had posted an 0.86 ERA and 0.95 WHIP over a two-month strength, cementing himself as the No. 3 option in the Houston bullpen behind closer Roberto Osuna and setup ace Ryan Pressly.
Harris allowed two runs on two hits while striking out one in Saturday's 4-3 extra-inning win over the Indians. Harris was responsible for two men on base that came home while Ryan Pressly was pitching. These were the first runs charged to Harris, who had thrown nine scoreless innings over 10 appearances prior to Saturday.
Harris struck out the lone batter he faced in Saturday's 6-0 win over the Athletics. Harris entered after starter Wade Miley left the game with two men on and shut the door on Oakland's budding rally. It was the second straight appearance for Harris in which he prevented inherited runners from scoring. The 34-year-old right-hander is pitching middle relief for the Astros but has the confidence of manager AJ Hinch to be used in sticky situations. Harris has allowed one hit while striking out three over 2.1 innings.
Harris struck out one in a scoreless inning Monday against the Pirates. Harris was delayed this spring after undergoing hernia surgery during the offseason and is ramping up for the start of the season. He appeared in five spring games (4.1 IP) and will slot into a middle-relief role for the Astros.
Harris will make his spring debut Monday against the Mets, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. Harris underwent surgery in December to repair an umbilical hernia and has been a few weeks behind other relievers as a result. The right-hander has been a dependable soldier out of Houston's bullpen the last four seasons, although his ERA rose to 3.49 in 2018 when his BABIP was consistently above the league average.