Stanek (2-0) tossed a perfect one-third of an inning to earn the win in Game 1 of the ALCS against the Red Sox on Friday. Stanek was called upon to record the final out in the top of the seventh inning Friday, and he picked up his second win of the 2021 postseason. The righty has recorded a 0.75 WHIP in 2.2 scoreless innings across his four playoff starts this year.
Stanek (1-0) allowed a hit and a walk while striking out two in a scoreless seventh inning to earn the win against the White Sox in Game 2 of the ALDS on Friday. Stanek put runners on first and second base after he struck out the first two batters he faced Friday, but he forced a lineout to end the inning. The right-hander earned three wins during the regular season and picked up his first win of the postseason after the Astros plated five runs in the bottom of the seventh. The 30-year-old should continue to serve as a setup man during the playoffs.
Stanek was reinstated from the paternity list Thursday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. Stanek was away from the team for three days, but he'll be available out of the bullpen in Thursday's series finale against the Angels. Right-hander Josh James was optioned to Triple-A Sugar Land to make room on the active roster.
Stanek landed on the paternity list Monday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. Players typically spend three days on paternity leave, so Stanek will likely return Thursday. Brandon Bielak was recalled to take his place on the roster.
Stanek (1-4) allowed one earned run on one hit in one-third of an inning, taking the loss to the Padres on Sunday. Stanek relieved Kendall Graveman with one out in the ninth inning. He retired the first batter and needed just one final out to force extra innings. However, he surrendered the game-winning home run by Jake Cronenworth. The 29-year-old had five straight scoreless appearances prior to Sunday's loss. He has a 3.86 ERA and 1.23 WHIP with 73 strikeouts in 58.1 innings this season.
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