Pressley allowed two runs on three hits and one walk over one inning in Tuesday's 8-6 win over Seattle. It wasn't a save situation for Pressly, who entered with Houston up by four runs. He allowed a two-run home run to Seattle's Abraham Toro, who oddly enough began the day as a member of the Astros before being traded to the team in the dugout across the diamond. The Astros closer then put the tying run on base before retiring Kyle Seager and Ty France to end the game. Pressly had entered the game having allowed just one earned run over the last 19 innings and had a 0.84 ERA in non-save situations.
Pressly fired a clean ninth inning, striking out one to earn the save over the Rangers on Sunday. Pressly retired the side and struck out Curtis Terry to end the game. It was a nice comeback appearance for Pressly after he allowed his first earned run since May 29 on Saturday. The 32-year-old has a 1.50 ERA and a 0.79 WHIP in 42 innings. He is 18-for-19 in save opportunities, the third-highest save percentage for closers with at least 10 saves.
Pressly allowed a solo home run and a walk while striking out out three in a non-save situation against the Rangers on Saturday. It was just the second home run allowed in 41 innings for Pressly, who hadn't pitched since Wednesday. He entered in the ninth inning with Houston holding a 4-0 lead, his second consecutive non-save situation. Teams typically don't want their closer going too long without pitching.
Pressly struck out one over a scoreless ninth inning in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to Cleveland. Houston manager Dusty Baker brought Pressly in for a non-save situation, as the closer hasn't thrown much lately. He saved Monday's game, which was the closer's first action since July 10. With the team not playing Thursday, Pressly should be available when the Astros open a home series against the Rangers on Friday.
Pressly walked one batter and struck out another in a scoreless ninth inning Monday, earning a save over Cleveland. Pressly walked Roberto Perez to open the inning but quickly worked around it to earn his 17th save of the season. The 32-year-old righty has now converted his last 10 save chances and is currently riding a 12-inning scoreless streak, lowering his season ERA to 1.38 through 39 innings. He hasn't been charged with an earned run in 16 innings since the start of June.
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