Pressly allowed a solo home run and struck out two in a blown save Friday against the Rangers. Pressly had been in a groove as the closer this month until Ronald Guzman took him deep in the ninth inning to send the game into extra innings. The reliever told Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle the pitch was placed where he wanted it -- a curveball down and in -- but Guzman reached down and got it. It was the fourth blown save of the season for Pressly, whose previous blown save came on Sept. 1.
Pressly struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Sunday, earning a save in the win over the Diamondbacks. Pressly made quick work of Arizona's 4-5-6 hitters Sunday, needing just 14 pitches to slam the door and preserve the 3-2 victory. He's now converted his last six save chances, making him 12-for-15 this season.
Pressly struck out two in a perfect ninth inning to earn the save against the Diamondbacks on Saturday. Pressly has been inconsistent of late, taking two losses in his last five appearances. However, he did not struggle at all Saturday, striking out a pair and retiring the side on 11 pitches to earn his 11th save. Overall, Pressly has maintained a 3.79 ERA and 26:7 K:BB across 19 frames this season.
Pressly allowed one hit and struck out one while throwing a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Tuesday against the Rangers. Pressly came in with a three-run lead. He allowed a two-out single, but was never in true danger and tallied his 10th save with relative ease. After a bumpy start in his tenure as the closer, Pressly has turned in a scoreless performance in eight of his last 10 outings. He should get the majority of the saves for the team down the stretch.
Pressly picked up the save against the Dodgers on Saturday, allowing two hits in a scoreless ninth inning while striking out one. Pressly received the opportunity to close out the game after Houston rallied for five runs in the top of the ninth inning. He gave up a single and a double but emerged unscathed thanks to a double play and a strikeout. The right-hander has proven to be a reliable closer after taking over for Roberto Osuna (elbow) in early August; since blowing his first save after assuming ninth-inning duties, Pressly has converted eight of 10 save chances while registering a 2.45 ERA and 20:4 K:BB over 14.2 innings.
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