Osuna struck out one over a scoreless inning during Wednesday's spring game against Washington.
Osuna has allowed three unearned runs over three spring appearances and enters 2020 as one of the more secure closers in MLB. The Astros have a strong back end with Ryan Pressly healthy again and ready to serve as the bridge to Osuna.
Osuna signed a one-year, $10 million contract with the Astros on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Osuna nailed down 38 saves in 2019, posting a 2.63 ERA and 0.88 WHIP with a 73:12 K:BB across 65 innings. He'll enter the 2020 campaign with the closer's job well in hand.
Osuna earned the save with a perfect ninth inning in Tuesday's win over the Yankees in Game 3 of the ALCS.
Osuna needed only eight pitches (six strikes) to retire Gio Urshela, Aaron Hicks and D.J. LeMahieu for his first save of the 2019 postseason. The 24-year-old has made five appearances in these playoffs and has not allowed a baserunner in four of them, logging a 1.69 ERA with six strikeouts and two walks in 5.1 innings. He's a perfect 4-for-4 for his career in postseason save opportunities.
Osuna threw a scoreless ninth inning against the Angels on Saturday en route to his 38th save of the season. He allowed one hit and struck out one batter.
With the save, Osuna moved into sole possession of the AL lead in the category (Aroldis Chapman has 37). He's not going to catch Kirby Yates for the MLB lead, but Osuna has proven to be one of the best closers in the game and there's no reason to think his situation will be any different in 2020.
Osuna picked up the save against the Mariners on Tuesday, giving up one hit in a scoreless ninth inning to close out a 3-0 victory for the Astros. He struck out one and walked none.
The 24-year-old closed out another dominant start by Gerrit Cole with a clean ninth inning, dispatching of the Mariners on 18 pitches to pick up his 37th save of the season. He's blown six saves but Osuna has still been a great fantasy option this season pitching on an excellent Astros team, posting a 2.67 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 72:12 K:BB across 64 innings.
Osuna recorded his 36th save while striking out two and giving up a hit in a scoreless inning against the Angels on Friday.
It was a relatively stress-free outing for Osuna, who has not allowed a run over his last seven appearances. The right-hander has posted a 2.76 ERA over 63 appearances in 2019.
Osuna gave up one hit and one walk while striking out one through one scoreless inning to record his 35th save in a 3-2 win over the Rangers Wednesday.
After issuing a walk and allowing a single to start the ninth inning, Osuna made quick work of the Rangers with a strikeout and a groundball double play to nail down the save. With this save, Osuna became the youngest pitcher, at 24 years old, to reach 150 career saves. The right-hander has a 4-3 record with a 2.80 ERA through 62 appearances this season.
Osuna picked up the save against the Rangers on Tuesday, throwing a scoreless ninth inning without allowing a baserunner to close out Houston's 4-1 victory. He struck out two and walked none.
Tasked with protecting a three-run lead, Osuna made quick work of the Rangers, striking out two out of the three batters he faced while retiring the side on 14 pitches to pick up his 34th save of the season. He has now made five straight scoreless appearances since blowing a save against the Brewers on Sept. 2, lowering his ERA to 2.85 and his WHIP to 0.87 over 60 innings on the season.
Osuna allowed a hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Friday to record his 33rd save of the season in a 4-1 win over the Royals.
The 24-year-old has been shaky at times in the second half, posting a 4.50 ERA since the All-Star break, but he looked sharp in this one. Osuna is now six saves shy of his career high with 13 games left on the schedule for the Astros.
Osuna surrendered a game-tying home run in the ninth inning to blow the save in Monday's 4-3 extra-inning win over the Brewers.
Osuna was done in by Christian Yelich's 43rd home run of the season. He had converted five straight save chances before recording his sixth blown save. Osuna's ERA climbed above three (3.02) for the first time in 2019.
Osuna struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Friday to record his 31st save of the season in a 5-4 win over the Angels.
The right-hander is on a roll, notching saves in five straight appearances without allowing a run. On the year, Osuna is now 31-for-36 on save chances with a 2.73 ERA and 55:9 K:BB through 52.2 innings.
Osuna recorded a one-out save while allowing one walk against the Tigers on Thursday.
After Joe Biagini gave up back-to-back home runs in the ninth inning, Osuna was called upon to protect what was left of a 6-3 lead. With one on and two outs, the right-hander extended the threat by giving up a walk to Ronny Rodriguez. Dawel Lugo then cranked a ball to deep right field, but luckily Josh Reddick was there in time to make the catch at the wall, narrowly preventing a three-run homer. The save was Osuna's 30th of the season and marks the third time he has saved 30 games or more. The 24-year-old now owns an impressive 2.79 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 54:9 K:BB.
Osuna pitched a perfect ninth inning against the Tigers on Tuesday, striking out one batter to earn the save.
Osuna came on to protect a three-run lead and had little trouble setting Detroit down in order, needing only 12 pitches (nine strikes) to close out the game. The 24-year-old has converted 29 of 34 save opportunities this season while compiling a 2.81 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 54:8 K:BB in 51.1 innings.
Osuna got the save against the Tigers on Monday, giving up one hit in a scoreless ninth inning to close out Houston's 5-4 victory. He struck out two and walked none.
The 24-year-old has now tossed three straight scoreless outings since he was lit up for three earned in a blown save against the Orioles on Aug. 11, picking up his 28th save in 33 opportunities in this contest. Osuna is having a solid season overall as the closer for Houston, as this brings his ERA down to 2.86 to go along with an excellent 0.89 WHIP and 53:8 K:BB across 50.1 innings.
Osuna worked around a hit in a scoreless inning to earn the save against Oakland on Sunday.
Osuna allowed a leadoff single to Mark Canha but quickly erased it with a double-play ball. The 24-year-old is now 27-for-32 in save chances with a 2.92 ERA this season. It was his first save chance since allowing three runs and blowing an opportunity against Baltimore last Sunday.
Osuna (3-3) allowed three runs on two hits and a hit batsman to take the loss against Baltimore on Sunday.
Osuna was handed a two-run lead in the bottom of the ninth but gave up a three-run, walkoff home run to former Astro Rio Ruiz. It was his fifth blown save in 31 chances and the sixth time in his last 11 outings that Osuna has given up runs.
Osuna allowed one hit and struck out one in the ninth inning of a 3-2 victory over the Orioles to post his 26th save of the season Friday.
The right-hander gave up runs in three straight outings towards the end of July, but he's rebounded with three straight scoreless frames in three appearances, all saves. Osuna is 26-for-30 in save chances and owns a 2.51 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 49 strikeouts in 46.2 innings this year.
Osuna struck out one through a scoreless and hitless ninth inning to record his 25th save in a 3-1 win over the Mariners on Sunday.
Osuna entered the ninth with a two-run lead and allowed no baserunners to nail down his 25th save of the season. The 24-year-old has a 2.56 ERA with a 48:8 K:BB through 46 appearances this season.
Osuna worked a perfect ninth inning Tuesday to record his 24th save of the season in a 2-0 win over Cleveland.
He needed only six pitches (five strikes) to breeze through Cleveland's 9-1-2 hitters. Osuna had been tagged for runs in each of his prior three appearances, so Tuesday's effort was reassuring, but the Houston closer still has a 5.87 ERA in 7.2 innings since the All-Star break.
Osuna gave up one run on two hits during the ninth inning but still earned the save in Wednesday's win 4-2 win against the A's. He had one strikeout.
Osuna threw only seven pitches despite facing five batters Wednesday, making for a quick ninth inning even though he allowed a run. The 24-year-old has surrendered one run in each of his last three appearances and has a 6.75 ERA and 1.65 WHIP across his last seven outings.
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