Pressly allowed one hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save in Game 6 of the ALCS. Pressly was called upon to protect a 7-4 lead and managed to do so with little trouble. Despite allowing one baserunner, he induced a double play from the next batter he faced to end the contest. Pressly has been dominant to this point in the postseason, as he's picked up four saves and a win while maintaining a 2.45 ERA with an 8:1 K:BB across 7.1 frames.
Pressly allowed one hit and struck out two over 1.1 scoreless innings to earn the win over the Rays on Thursday. Both teams went with bullpen days in Game 5 of the ALCS, and Pressly was the last of seven pitchers used by Houston. The right-hander battled some elbow trouble early on during the regular season and posted a 4.22 ERA in August, but Pressly has looked a lot more like himself since the beginning of September (21:4 K:BB in his last 16.2 innings), shoring up the back end for manager Dusty Baker.
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.
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