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.
Pressly struck out one over a scoreless ninth inning in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Angels.
Pressly entered a non-save situation that became such while he warmed up during the eighth inning. Houston was holding a 1-0 lead and got Pressly ready to close the deal in the ninth, but the Angels plated the tying run. The Astros then put four on the board in the bottom half of the inning, and the already warmed up Pressly pitched a scoreless ninth.
Pressly struck out two batters in a perfect ninth inning to earn a save over the Blue Jays on Sunday.
Pressly was called upon to protect a 7-4 lead and quickly retired the side on just 13 pitches. It was his first scoreless outing since April 27, and he's now converted all six of his save chances this season. The 32-year-old owns a 1.80 ERA and 17:3 K:BB over 15 innings.
Pressly allowed one earned run on three hits and struck out two across two innings to earn the save Thursday against the Yankees.
Pressly threw multiple innings for the third time this season, though Thursday's effort was the first time his multi-frame efforts resulted in a save. He allowed an earned run thanks in part to a defensive error behind him but pitched well otherwise. Pressly now has five saves on the season to go along with an excellent 1.93 ERA and 15:3 K:BB across 14 innings.
Pressly allowed one run on a hit and a walk over one inning to record his fourth save in Saturday's 3-1 win over Tampa Bay.
A three-run cushion gave Pressly wiggle room, and he used it. Houston's closer allowed the first two batters to board the bases but then induced three groundouts from the potential game-tying run. It was Pressly's fourth save in as many chances.
Pressly earned the save against Seattle on Tuesday, pitching a perfect inning and striking out one.
Pressly came on in the ninth to protect a two-run lead and made quick work of the Mariners to notch his third save. The right-hander threw all 11 of his pitches for strikes and finished off the contest by whiffing Kyle Seager. Pressly has allowed only one earned run across 11 innings this season while registering a 13:2 K:BB.
Pressly earned a save Monday after holding the Mariners scoreless with one hit and a strikeout.
Tasked with protecting a three-run lead in the ninth inning, Pressly gave up a leadoff single to Taylor Trammell, who was thrown out after Sam Haggerty reached first on a fielder's choice. Pressly then sent Jose Marmolejos down on strikes before forcing J.P. Crawford to ground out as he finished off his second save of the season. Across 10 innings, Pressly sports a 0.90 ERA and 1.30 WHIP.
Pressly (2-0) gained his second win Friday when the Astros plated three in the bottom of the 10th inning against the Angels. He allowed two unearned runs on three hits and one walk while striking out three over two innings.
Pressly allowed his first two runs of the season in the top half of the extra inning but was spared the loss by Houston's offense. It was the second consecutive game in which he's pitched, so after throwing three innings and 42 pitches the last two nights, Houston's closer may not be available to throw Saturday.
Pressly threw a scoreless ninth inning with one strikeout Saturday against the Mariners to earn his first save of the season.
Fantasy managers no longer have to look at a goose egg from Pressly in the saves column after he closed out a 1-0 win on eight pitches (seven strikes). The Astros are currently down several star players, but Pressly is clearly fine and there will be plenty more save chances for him to come, especially when the team is back at full strength.
|Last 7 Games|
|06/22||@ BAL||W 3-1||1||1.0||1||0||0||2|
|06/19||vs CHW||W 7-3||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|06/18||vs CHW||W 2-1||1||1.0||0||0||0||3|
|06/15||vs TEX||W 6-3||1||1.0||1||0||0||2|
|06/11||@ MIN||W 6-4||1||1.0||0||0||0||2|
|06/06||@ TOR||W 6-3||1||1.0||0||0||1||0|
|06/02||vs BOS||W 2-1||1||1.0||2||0||0||1|
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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|