Pressly earned the win during Sunday's 4-2 victory against the Angels, striking out the side in a perfect ninth inning. Pressly pitched the top of the ninth in a 2-2 tie and retired all three Angels via strikeout, then became the victor when Houston walked it off in the bottom of the inning. The 33-year-old has spun four straight perfect appearances with eight total strikeouts in four innings following a disastrous outing against the Yankees on June 23. He's converted 14 of his 15 save chances since May 7.
Pressly struck out two and did not allow a baserunner in the ninth inning to record his 17th save of the season Thursday against the Yankees. Pressly successfully protected a one-run lead to earn the save Thursday. Since blowing an opportunity against the Yankees on June 23, Pressly has not allowed a baserunner across three innings -- and three appearances -- while recording five strikeouts. On the season, Pressly has a 3.68 ERA and a 20:8 K:BB across 22 frames.
Pressly struck out one without allowing a baserunner in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Wednesday against the Mets. Pressly successfully protected a two-run lead to record his 16th save of the season. He's rebounded well since allowing four earned runs and blowing a save against the Yankees on Thursday, turning in consecutive scoreless appearances. While Pressly still has a hold on the closer role in Houston, he has maintained only an 18:8 K:BB with a 3.86 ERA across 21 innings on the campaign.
Pressly tossed a perfect ninth inning while striking out two batters on his way to a save in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Yankees. Pressly was called upon to finish a combined no-hitter and protect a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the ninth, successfully finishing the no-hitter while securing the save. He struck out two batters and rebounded well from the four-run blowup he had Thursday. The save was his 15th of the year and he now owns a 4.05 ERA and 1.30 WHIP with 17 strikeouts over 20 innings in 22 appearances.
Pressly (1-2) allowed four runs on three hits and two walks in one-third of an inning, taking the loss and a blown save in Thursday's 7-6 loss to the Yankees. Pressly walked the first two batters he faced, then served up a game-tying three-run home to Aaron Hicks. It didn't get better from there, as Pressly allowed two more singles, though Isiah Kiner-Falefa was caught stealing. Ryne Stanek fared no better, allowing a walkoff single from Aaron Judge, with the run going down as the fourth on Pressly's line. This poor outing ended a five-inning scoreless streak for the Astros' closer, who saw his ERA rise to 4.26 with a 1.37 WHIP and 15:8 K:BB through 19 innings overall. He's 14-for-17 in save chances, though he's likely built up enough trust to maintain the role after what's for now an isolated bad outing.
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