Taylor (1-2) retired all four batters faced to earn the victory in Sunday's 4-3 extra-inning win over Cleveland.
Taylor made quick work of Cleveland hitters, retiring all four in just 11 pitches. This comes after the high-wire act he pulled Friday when Cleveland loaded the bases off him with three weak-contact hits. With two outs, manager Dusty Baker left Taylor in, and the pitcher rewarded the manager by striking out Harold Ramirez on a 2-2 slider. Since coming off the injured list, the second-year lefty has a 1.38 ERA and 1.15 WHIP with 17 strikeouts and four walks over 13 innings. Baker has navigated a bullpen without much surety beyond closer Ryan Pressly, but Taylor appears to be emerging as a late-inning option.
Taylor (0-2) allowed an unearned run in one-third of an inning in Sunday's extra-inning loss to Detroit.
In the bottom of the 10th, Akil Baddoo was Detroit's initial runner, and he moved to third on a groundout before scoring on a sacrifice bunt that stuck Taylor with the loss. The southpaw still has a decent 3.17 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 15:5 K:BB across 14.2 innings. He's added three blown saves and two holds in 16 appearances, mainly in a low-leverage role.
Taylor (0-1) allowed three runs (one earned) on a hit and a walk in two-thirds of an inning, taking the loss versus Boston on Thursday.
Kyle Tucker dropped J.D. Martinez's sacrifice fly to tack an unearned run on Taylor's line. Enoli Paredes (shoulder) then allowed two inherited runners to score, which was enough to stick Taylor with a loss as his first decision this season. The southpaw has a 5.00 ERA, 1.67 WHIP and 10:4 K:BB across nine innings this year. He's collected two holds and two blown saves in 11 outings, but he'll likely see mostly low-leverage work.
Taylor allowed one hit and struck out two over a scoreless inning in Thursday's 5-1 loss to Boston.
This was Taylor's first appearance since being activated from the injured list Monday. He had been on the IL since mid-April due to a sprained ankle. Houston's bullpen has had a few meltdowns within the last two weeks, so Taylor could emerge with a high-leverage or setup role if he can get outs consistently.
The Astros are activating Taylor (ankle) from the injured list ahead of Monday's game against the Red Sox , Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Taylor was placed on the injured list in mid-April with a severely sprained ankle. The southpaw has been rehabbing at Triple-A Sugar Land during the past week and will now rejoin the Astros' bullpen Monday against Boston.
Taylor (ankle) is expected to throw two innings in his next rehab outing, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Taylor has tossed one inning in each of his first three rehab appearances, and he's posted a 6.00 ERA and 2.00 WHIP during that time. Taylor will apparently build up his innings count during his next outing, but he could return to the major-league bullpen shortly after if things go as planned.
Taylor (ankle) allowed one hit over a scoreless inning for Triple-A Sugar Land on Sunday.
Taylor kicked off his rehab assignment and could return to Houston at some point next week, given that relievers don't need to build up pitch counts. Houston's bullpen, which played a significant negative role during a three-game sweep at the hands of the Rangers this weekend, could use the help.
Manager Dusty Baker said Thursday that Taylor (ankle) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment "in the next couple days," Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Taylor was carted off the field in mid-April due to a severely sprained right ankle and has now been sidelined for over a month. However, the left-hander appears to be nearing his return to the major-league bullpen. Taylor is unlikely to need much time to build up once he begins his rehab assignment.
Taylor (ankle) has been throwing off flat ground, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Taylor had to be carted off the field in mid-April due to what was called a severely sprained right ankle. He's still not close to returning from the injured list but at least appears to be trending in the right direction.
Taylor (ankle) was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Taylor had to be carted off the field Friday against the Mariners due to an ankle that was "severely sprained" according to manager Dusty Baker, so the trip to the injured list isn't a surprise. It's unclear when he'll be able to return. Peter Solomon was called up in a corresponding move.
Manager Dusty Baker said Saturday that Taylor's ankle is "severely sprained," Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Taylor rolled his ankle while fielding a bunt in the bottom of the eighth inning Friday and had to be carted off the field. He underwent X-rays that came back negative, but he'll still likely spend time on the injured list as a result of his severe sprain. In his first seven relief appearances this season, Taylor has posted a 6.75 ERA and 1.88 WHIP in 5.1 innings.
Taylor was carted off the field after rolling his right ankle in Friday's game against the Mariners, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Taylor entered Friday's game in the bottom of the eighth inning and allowed one run on two hits while striking out one in two-thirds of an inning. However, he appeared to be in considerable pain after fielding a bunt from Taylor Trammell, and he was immediately carted off the field. The severity of the injury isn't yet clear.
Taylor allowed two runs on two hits and one walk while striking out one over two-thirds of an inning in Friday's 6-2 loss to Oakland.
Taylor was part of an Astros' bullpen that permitted five runs over the second half of the game. He inherited a runner upon entering in the eighth inning with one out and allowed a single then a three-run home run to Matt Olson, a 414-foot shot that landed in the second deck of right field. The left-hander was in the mix of relievers after closer Ryan Pressly, but Taylor has allowed runs in three of five appearances, pitching to a 7.36 ERA and 1.91 WHIP.
Taylor is one of six healthy relievers considered as locks to serve in Astros' bullpen come Opening Day, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Taylor was a useful piece in the bullpen last season for Houston, pitching to a 2.18 ERA and 1.21 WHIP over 20.2 innings. He's made just three appearances this spring, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out five over three innings. Two of those appearances have come in the sixth inning and the other one in the seventh, which normally aren't the spots managers deploy high-leverage relievers in early-to-mid spring training contests. He's one of two left-handers projected to make the roster -- Brooks Raley being the other -- which puts him in line for any late-game opportunities that may require a southpaw.
Taylor (elbow) allowed a run on one hit in one inning in Friday's loss to the Diamondbacks.
Taylor surrendered a solo shot to Kole Calhoun in the eighth inning in the former's first appearance since Sept. 5. Through 19 appearances, Taylor has a 2.50 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 15 strikeouts in 18 innings. He's also collected a save, four holds and a 1-1 record as a reliever this season.
Taylor (elbow) was activated off the 10-day injured list Friday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
The 25-year-old landed on the injured list with elbow discomfort Sept. 7 and spends little more than the 10-day minimum on the shelf. Taylor has a 2.12 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 15:11 K:BB with one save and four holds over 17 innings this season.
Taylor (elbow) threw a bullpen Wednesday and could be activated Friday, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.
Taylor was dealing with elbow discomfort, but the issue has been downplayed since he landed on the injured list. Assuming he feels healthy following his bullpen session, manager Dusty Baker said that the southpaw could return to action as soon as Friday. Taylor carries a 2.12 ERA over 17 relief innings this season.
Taylor (elbow) is "fine" and expects to throw off a mound over the weekend, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.
Manager Dusty Baker provided an encouraging update regarding Taylor's status Saturday and said that he could return during the team's upcoming homestand. The southpaw is first eligible to come off the injured list Wednesday, and it sounds as though he's set to have a fairly brief absence.
Taylor landed on the injured list with elbow discomfort Monday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Taylor owns a strong 2.12 ERA in 17 innings of relief this season, though his 15:11 K:BB isn't particularly promising. He'll have time to return for over a week at the end of the season if he requires just a minimum-length stay, though it's not yet clear if that's the case.
Taylor allowed a hit in one inning to earn the save in Monday's 2-1 win over the Rockies.
Taylor had little margin for error, but he made the lead hold after allowing a leadoff infield single to Charlie Blackmon. Three flyouts later, Taylor had his first major-league save. The 25-year-old has pitched to a 1.54 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 12 strikeouts in 11.2 innings this season. Ryan Pressly still has the upper hand for closing duties, but Taylor's work through 10 appearances has made him a solid late-innings option.
|Last 7 Games|
|07/23||vs TEX||W 7-3||1.0||1||0||1||2|
|07/21||vs CLE||L 4-5||0.1||0||0||0||0|
|07/20||vs CLE||W 9-3||1.0||1||0||1||1|
|07/18||@ CHW||L 0-4||1.0||0||0||0||0|
|07/11||vs NYY||W 8-7||0.1||1||3||4||0|
|07/07||vs OAK||W 4-3||1||1.0||0||0||1||0|
|07/04||@ CLE||W 4-3||1||1.1||0||0||0||0|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2018||AFA-St. Lucie Mets||75.2||17||16||0||1||8||0||72||45||72||5.62||1.556|
|2018||AAA-Las Vegas 51s||11.0||2||2||0||2||0||0||11||9||11||4.09||1.818|
|2019||AFA-St. Lucie Mets||27.1||21||0||0||2||2||7||29||12||24||2.66||1.328|
|2019||AAX-Binghamton Rumble Po||39.0||18||0||0||0||1||3||45||12||25||1.85||0.949|