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.
Pressly (1-3) was charged with the loss against the Rangers on Wednesday, recording two outs while allowing one run on two hits. He walked one and struck out one.
Pressly came into a scoreless game in the ninth inning and immediately gave up a leadoff single to Leody Taveras. He then allowed Taveras to score on a ground-rule double by Joey Gallo, giving the Rangers the lead for good. It was the third loss of the season for the right-hander, who has converted 10 saves in 13 opportunities. On the season, Pressly holds a 4.00 ERA and 1.56 WHIP.
Pressly allowed one hit and struck out one while throwing a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Tuesday against the Rangers.
Pressly came in with a three-run lead. He allowed a two-out single, but was never in true danger and tallied his 10th save with relative ease. After a bumpy start in his tenure as the closer, Pressly has turned in a scoreless performance in eight of his last 10 outings. He should get the majority of the saves for the team down the stretch.
Pressly picked up the save against the Dodgers on Saturday, allowing two hits in a scoreless ninth inning while striking out one.
Pressly received the opportunity to close out the game after Houston rallied for five runs in the top of the ninth inning. He gave up a single and a double but emerged unscathed thanks to a double play and a strikeout. The right-hander has proven to be a reliable closer after taking over for Roberto Osuna (elbow) in early August; since blowing his first save after assuming ninth-inning duties, Pressly has converted eight of 10 save chances while registering a 2.45 ERA and 20:4 K:BB over 14.2 innings.
Pressly (1-2) allowed a run on a hit and a walk over two-thirds of an inning, taking the loss Wednesday versus the Athletics. He also hit a batter.
Pressly entered the game with the score tied at two. His two outs came in the form of fielder's choices, but a walkoff single from Ramon Laureano left the Astros' closer with a loss. The 31-year-old Pressly has a 4.11 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and eight saves in 17 appearances spanning 15.1 innings this season.
Pressly allowed one hit and struck out one over a scoreless ninth inning to record his eighth save in a 5-4 win over the Athletics in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader.
Pressly, who had missed out on save chances in both games of Saturday's doubleheader because he was unavailable, was fresh in his first outing since last Friday. After a shaky start as the closer, Pressly is 7-of-8 in save chances with a 1.64 ERA and 17 strikeouts over his last 11 appearances.
Pressly was not available for Saturday's doubleheader, Richard Justice of MLB.com reports.
It was a tough day for manager Dusty Baker not to have Pressly available, as both games evolved into save situations. Without Pressly, who had thrown 49 pitches while pitching three of the previous four days, Baker was forced to go with unproven rookie relievers to close both games.
Pressly earned the save against the Rangers on Wednesday after tossing a perfect ninth inning that included two strikeouts.
Called upon to protect a 2-1 lead in the ninth, Pressly barely hesitated in retiring all three of his batters, throwing 11-of-14 pitches for strikes. The 31-year-old now sports a 4.26 ERA and 1.42 WHIP with seven saves across 14 appearances.
Pressly was tagged with the blown save against the Rangers on Tuesday, allowing one run one two hits in one inning while striking out one.
Pressly was called upon to protect a one-run lead in the top of the ninth inning, but Elvis Andrus greeted him with a homer leading off the frame to spoil the save opportunity. After a rough start to the campaign, Pressly had converted each of his previous five save chances, so Tuesday's hiccup is unlikely to threaten his role as the team's closer.
Pressly recorded the save in both games of Saturday's doubleheader sweep of the A's, throwing two perfect innings and striking out four.
After fanning one batter in the matinee, Pressly was even more dominant in the nightcap, striking out the side on only 11 pitches. The 31-year-old is up to six saves on the season, and his efforts Saturday lowered his ERA to 4.22, although his 15:4 K:BB through 10.2 innings offers a better picture of how he's pitched.
Pressly earned the save in Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Angels, allowing one hit with two strikeouts and zero walks in a scoreless seventh inning.
The right-hander gave up a single to Albert Pujols to start the frame, but he put down the next three batters to lock down the victory. Pressly has converted four of six save chances and has given up five runs on 12 hits with a 11:4 K:BB through 8.2 innings.
Pressly allowed one earned run on one hit but earned the save Thursday against the Rockies.
Pressly entered the game with a three-run cushion. He allowed a leadoff triple, but retired the next three batters he faced to lock down his third save of the season. After a rocky start to the campaign, Pressly has allowed only two earned runs across his last seven innings while striking out eight. He should serve as the Astros' primary closer until Roberto Osuna (elbow) is able to return.
Pressly (1-1) struck out one over a scoreless ninth inning and picked up the win against the Mariners on Sunday.
Pressly was the beneficiary of Kyle Tucker's walkoff home run in the bottom of the ninth. After a stint on the injured list and shaky start, Pressly is settling in with one run allowed over 5.1 innings, spanning five appearances.
Pressly picked up the save against Seattle on Saturday, pitching a perfect ninth inning and striking out two.
Pressly rebounded from a blown save in his last appearance with a clean and easy outing against the Mariners. The right-hander needed only eight pitches -- all of which were strikes -- to retire the side in order and secure his second save of the campaign. Pressly appears locked into the closer role for the time being, though Roberto Osuna (elbow) is hoping to return to action later this season.
Pressly blew the save Tuesday against the Giants. He allowed one run on two hits and one walk while fanning two in one inning. He also threw a wild pitch.
Pressly entered the ninth inning with a one-run lead, but he couldn't get the job and allowed the Giants to tie the game on an RBI single from Darin Ruf. Things could've gone worse for the 31-year-old right-hander as he had Hunter Pence at third with two outs, but he struck out Wilmer Flores to end the threat. Pressly now has gone 1-for-3 in save opportunities this season.
Pressly allowed two hits in one scoreless inning to earn the save in Monday's 6-4 win over the Giants.
Reliever Josh James struggled in the ninth inning, creating a save situation. Pressly allowed two inherited runners to score, but was able to preserve the lead in the end. The 31-year-old Pressly is now 1-for-2 in save chances since taking over for the injured Roberto Osuna (elbow), and he figures to get most of the ninth-inning duties going forward.
|Last 7 Games|
|10/08||vs OAK||W 11-6||0||0||0||1.0||3||2||1||1|
|10/06||@ OAK||W 5-2||0||0||1||1.0||1||0||0||0|
|10/05||@ OAK||W 10-5||0||0||0||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|09/30||@ MIN||W 3-1||0||0||1||1.0||0||0||0||2|
|09/25||@ TEX||L 4-5||0||0||0||1.0||1||1||0||2|
|09/20||vs ARI||W 3-2||0||0||1||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|09/19||vs ARI||W 3-2||0||0||1||1.0||0||0||0||2|
|More Pitching Stats|
|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|