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.
Pressly did not allow a baserunner and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Wednesday against the Athletics.
Pressly was called upon for second consecutive game, this time to protect a one-run lead to earn his 16th save of the season. Since his only blown save chance on May 29, Pressley has turned in 14 straight appearances without allowing an earned run. In addition to his status as a locked-in closer, Pressly has delivered a 1.46 ERA and 47 strikeouts across 37 innings on the campaign.
Pressly struck out one during a perfect ninth inning to save Tuesday's 9-6 win over Oakland.
Pressly locked down the win, but it was Houston offense's that really saved the game. The Astros were down by four runs early, then got to the Athletics' bullpen and made Pressly's 15th save possible. Houston's closer has not allowed an earned run over the last 13 innings while posting a 22:1 K:BB during that span.
Pressly struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Saturday to record his 14th save of the season in a 3-2 win over Cleveland.
The right-hander needed only 10 pitches (eight strikes) to breeze through the heart of Cleveland's order. Pressly has been absolutely filthy since the beginning of June, picking up two wins and converting all seven of his save chances while not allowing an earned run and racking up a 21:1 K:BB in 12 innings over that stretch.
Pressly allowed a hit and struck out two in a scoreless inning to earn the save in Friday's 6-3 win over Cleveland.
Pressly hasn't given up an earned run in his last 11 innings, collecting six saves and two wins in that span. The Houston closer has a strong 1.59 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 43:5 K:BB across 34 innings this season. He's now 13-for-14 in save chances and should continue to enjoy a fair amount of job stability in the ninth inning.
Pressly struck out the side in one inning of work to nail down the save against Detroit on Saturday.
Pressly continued his outstanding month of June, striking out Harold Castro, Zack Short and Akil Baddoo in the seventh to secure a doubleheader split for the Astros. The 32-year-old closer has yet to allow an earned run in eight innings this month and has converted all five of his save opportunities. In 29 appearances overall this season, Pressly is 4-1 with 12 saves (in 13 chances), along with a 1.74 ERA and 0.90 WHIP across 31 innings. He's fanned 38 while walking only five.
Pressly allowed a hit and struck out two over a scoreless ninth inning to preserve the win over Baltimore on Tuesday.
Pressly locked down his 11th save in 12 opportunities to make a winner of Zack Greinke. Since his blown save May 29, when Pressly allowed three runs to the Padres, he has not allowed an earned run while striking out 11 and walking one over seven innings.
Pressly (4-1) stuck out the side in a perfect ninth inning to earn a win over the White Sox on Friday.
Pressly fanned the side on 13 pitches to hold the game at a 1-1 tie before Yordan Alvarez delivered a walkoff double in the bottom of the frame. The 32-year-old righty now owns a 1.93 ERA with a 32:5 K:BB in 28 innings. He's converted 10 of his 11 save chances this season in addition to his four wins.
Pressly (3-1) picked up the win in Tuesday's 6-3 extra-inning victory over the Rangers, giving up one hit and one unearned run in the 10th inning. He struck out two.
The Houston closer did allow Texas' designated runner to score, but his team rallied for four runs of their own in the bottom of the frame. Pressly has only been tagged for earned runs once in his last 13 appearances, and on the season he boasts a tidy 2.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 29:5 K:BB through 27 innings with 10 saves in 11 chances.
Pressly earned the save over the Twins on Friday, pitching a perfect inning and striking out two.
The right-hander was called upon in the bottom of the ninth inning after Houston took a two-run lead in the top of the frame. Pressly needed 20 pitches to retire the side in order, notching a pair of strikeouts in the process. He is now 10-for-11 in save chances this season and has posted a 2.08 ERA along with a 27:5 K:BB across 26 innings.
Pressly allowed a walk in a scoreless inning to earn the save in Sunday's 6-3 win over Toronto.
Pressly was never in danger of giving up a three-run lead in the ninth inning. Houston's closer has gone 9-for-10 in save chances with a 2.16 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 25:5 K:BB across 25 innings this year.
Pressly fired a scoreless ninth inning, allowing two hits while striking out one to earn the save in the win over the Red Sox on Wednesday.
After blowing his first save of the season in his previous outing, Pressly came back Wednesday to record his eight of the campaign. It wasn't perfect, though, with Pressly allowing the tying run to get in scoring position. The 32-year-old has a 2.25 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP with 25 punchouts in 24 innings. He has also done a great job limiting walks, as evidenced by his 1.5 BB/9.
Pressly blew the save against San Diego on Saturday, pitching 1.1 innings and allowing three runs on two hits and a walk while striking out two.
The right-hander was summoned with two outs in the eighth inning and succeeded in squashing a San Diego rally, but he was less effective in the ninth. With Houston up by three runs, Pressly issued a two-out walk, then gave up a double before serving up a game-tying three-run shot to Fernando Tatis Jr. The blown save and home run were both firsts this season for Pressly, who has pitched well overall. He's secured seven saves while registering a 2.35 ERA across 21 outings.
Pressly (neck) struck out one over one scoreless inning in Friday's 10-3 extra-innings loss to the Padres.
Pressly entered in a non-save situation and retired all three batters faced. He was unavailable for Wednesday's game due to neck stiffness and was uncertain Friday, but apparently Houston's closer is doing better.
Pressly (neck) is feeling better, but it's not yet clear whether or not he'll be available Friday against the Padres, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Pressly wasn't available in the Astros' previous game against the Dodgers on Wednesday, as his neck was stiff enough that he couldn't turn his head. While the fact that he's feeling better is certainly a good sign and suggests he won't miss much more time, he'll have to throw before the Astros determine whether or not he's ready for game action.
Pressly wasn't available for Wednesday's game against the Dodgers due to neck stiffness, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Manager Dusty Baker said the right-hander was unavailable since he was unable to "even turn his head," resulting in Bryan Abreu picking up the save Wednesday. Pressly will have Thursday's scheduled off day to aid in his recovery before Friday's series opener against the Padres.
Pressly (2-1) allowed an unearned run on one hit over 1.1 innings and took the loss against the Rangers on Sunday.
Pressly rolled through a perfect ninth inning on just eight pitches to keep the game tied at 3-3. He then forced two ground balls in the 10th inning, one to move Nick Solak over to third and another to bring Solak home for a Texas victory. It was the first loss or blown save of the year for the 32-year-old, who lowered his season ERA to 1.31.
Pressly retired the only batter faced in the eighth inning of Thursday's 8-4 win over the Athletics.
He entered with Houston leading 6-3 and the bases loaded courtesy of Ryne Stanek's wildness. Pressly squelched the uprising by getting former Astro Tony Kemp to ground out after five pitches. When the Astros went on to score two runs in the top of the ninth inning to take a four-run lead, manager Dusty Baker had Andre Scrubb mop up instead of giving Pressly the opportunity for a four-out save. Pulling Pressly, who had not pitched since May 15, potentially keeps him available if needed to pitch both Friday and Saturday at Texas.
Pressly notched the save Saturday against the Rangers with a scoreless inning, during which he struck out one.
Pressly entered in the top of the ninth inning with the Astros holding a one-run lead, and he needed only 17 pitches (12 strikes) to get the job done. He remains perfect in seven save situations this season, and he's recorded four scoreless outings in a row.
|Last 7 Games|
|07/24||vs TEX||W 4-1||1.0||1||1||1||3|
|07/21||vs CLE||L 4-5||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|07/19||vs CLE||W 4-3||1||1.0||0||0||1||1|
|07/10||vs NYY||L 0-1||1.0||1||0||0||1|
|07/07||vs OAK||W 4-3||1||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|07/06||vs OAK||W 9-6||1||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|07/03||@ CLE||W 3-2||1||1.0||0||0||0||2|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2011||AFA-Salem Red Sox||130.0||26||26||0||6||11||0||72||53||125||4.50||1.369|
|2012||AFA-Salem Red Sox||76.0||20||12||0||5||3||0||61||26||86||6.28||1.474|
|2012||AA-Portland Sea Dogs||27.2||14||0||0||2||2||0||21||10||23||2.98||1.213|
|2014||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||60.1||35||0||0||1||4||6||63||21||55||3.00||1.265|
|2015||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||10.0||7||0||0||0||2||0||15||6||6||4.50||1.200|
|2017||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||10.0||7||0||0||2||0||4||15||5||5||0.90||1.000|
|2019||AAX-Corpus Christi Hooks||1.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||2||0||1||0.00||1.000|