Urquidy (5-3) allowed two earned runs on four hits and a walk while striking out five across seven innings, earning the win over the White Sox on Thursday. The sixth inning was the only frame that Urquidy ran into trouble, as he surrendered three hits and a walk, which ultimately led to a pair of runs. However, he allowed just one hit over the other six innings combined. The 26-year-old has a 3.65 ERA and a solid 1.00 WHIP with 60 strikeouts over 69 innings. He does a great job limiting walks with a 1.6 BB/9 and has pitched seven frames in each of his past two starts.
Urquidy hurled seven innings against Minnesota on Friday, allowing three runs on four hits and one walk while striking out eight. He did not factor in the decision. Urquidy's final stat line was relatively solid aside from the three solo home runs he served up. The right-hander tied his longest outing of the season and picked up his fifth quality start over his past seven appearances. He induced 21 swinging strikes and finished with eight punchouts -- his second-highest total this season. Urquidy will carry a 3.77 ERA into his next start, which is tentatively scheduled for next Friday at home against the White Sox.
Urquidy (4-3) took the loss Saturday as the Astros were downed 6-2 by the Blue Jays, surrendering six runs on nine hits over 4.1 innings. He struck out five without walking a batter. Homers by Joe Panik in the fourth inning and Vladimir Guerrero in the fifth were the big blows, but Urquidy simply wasn't sharp within the strike zone in his second start off the IL. The right-hander tossed 74 pitches (50 strikes) before exiting, and he'll take a 3.76 ERA and 47:10 K:BB through 55 innings into his next outing.
Urquidy (4-2) allowed a run on three hits and a walk with nine strikeouts in six innings in a win versus Boston on Monday. Urquidy missed nearly three weeks with a shoulder injury, but he was good in his return. The right-hander threw 61 of his 87 pitches for strikes, and he kept Boston off the board until Alex Verdugo's RBI double in the sixth inning. Urquidy has a 3.02 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 42:10 K:BB across 50.2 innings this season. He projects to face Toronto this weekend in his next start.
The Astros reinstated Urquidy (shoulder) from the 10-day injured list ahead of his scheduled start Monday against the Red Sox, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. Reliever Ralph Garza was optioned to Triple-A Sugar Land to make room on the active roster for Urquidy, who will be returning to action for the first time since May 12. Urquidy tossed 63 pitches and 3.2 innings in his lone rehab start at Double-A Corpus Christi prior to being activated, so he may have some light restrictions in place as he steps back into the rotation. The 26-year-old is projected to make the second of his two starts this week Saturday on the road against the Blue Jays.
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