Pressly allowed one hit and struck out one over 1.2 scoreless innings in Sunday's 10-4 win over the Angels. With those five outs, Pressly extended his streak of scoreless innings to a club-record 33 dating back to August of last season. That passes the previous mark of 32.1 innings set by Roy Oswalt in 2008.
Pressly allowed a hit and struck out two over a scoreless inning to earn his second save in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Indians. Roberto Osuna, Houston's closer, was not used to save this game after he pitched two innings (24 pitches) to pick up a win Saturday. Pressly continued an impressive start to the season. He's yet to allow a run or a walk over 12.1 innings.
Pressly gave up a hit and struck out three over 1.1 innings to earn his first save of the season in a win over the Yankees on Wednesday. Pressly came into the game with the tying run on third base in the eighth inning and proceeded to strike out Gary Sanchez to end the rally. He came back for the ninth inning and only surrendered a single by Aaron Judge to earn his first save of the season. This isn't a sign of any change to the closer's role as Roberto Osuna was unavailable after pitching three days in a row. Pressly has been fantastic thus far and has yet to allow a run through five appearances.
Pressly allowed one hit in a scoreless inning of Friday's 3-2 win over Oakland. Pressly worked a scoreless eighth inning to pick up his second hold of the season. The game was the prototype for how manager AJ Hinch would like a game to transpire: the starter (Collin McHugh) went six quality innings followed by Hector Rondon in the seventh, Pressly in the eighth and closer Roberto Osuna nailing down a save in the ninth. Pressly is entrenched as the setup man for Osuna.
Pressly will sign a two-year, $17.5 million deal that includes a vesting option for a third year with the Astros on Tuesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. Pressly signed a one-year, $2.9 million deal in January to avoid arbitration and was set to become a free agent next season, but is now signed with the team through at least 2021. It's a sizable payday for a non-closing reliever -- reportedly the largest ever -- but the 30-year-old proved his worth after being acquired from the Twins last July with a 0.77 ERA, 0.60 WHIP and 32:3 K:BB across 26 appearances. Pressly should begin the season as the setup man to closer Roberto Osuna and will see plenty of high-leverage work for the Astros.