Urquidy allowed a season-high 11 runs on 14 hits and a walk over 4.2 innings Wednesday in Triple-A Round Rock's 20-12 loss to El Paso.
Making his return to the minors after ceding his spot in the Houston rotation to Aaron Sanchez last week, Urquidy didn't help his case for a quick return to the big club by surrendering six extra-base knocks in the ugly outing. The blowup resulted in his season ERA and WHIP at Triple-A climbing from 4.07 and 1.03 to 5.57 and 1.22, respectively.
Urquidy was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
The move isn't very surprising given the Astros recent acquisitions of Zack Greinke, Aaron Sanchez and Joe Biagini, who were added to the major-league roster in a corresponding move. In five starts with the big-league club, Urquidy recorded an ERA of 5.87 with a 1.39 WHIP.
Urquidy (1-1) allowed six runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out one over four-plus innings to take the loss against Cleveland on Wednesday.
Urquidy entered the game on a roll but did nothing to baffle the Indians, who put runners on base in all four-plus innings. He was essentially reduced to a fastball-only arsenal as just two of his 40 secondary pitches were swung upon and missed. With the Astros' acquisition of Zack Greinke and Aaron Sanchez, Urquidy's rotation status becomes murky. At best, the Astros move Sanchez to the bullpen while Urquidy is the fifth starter. But that may last as long as it takes Brad Peacock (shoulder) to return, although the team could opt to have Peacock pitch in relief. With a couple of off days next week, manager AJ Hinch can put off a final decision on the fifth member of the rotation.
Urquidy allowed one run on four hits and two walks while striking out six over six innings in a no-decision against the Cardinals on Friday.
Urquidy deserved better. The Astros held a one-run lead when he turned the ball over to the reliable bullpen, but Will Harris gave up a Matt Wieters home run, taking a potential win from Urquidy. The rookie right-hander recorded a second straight quality start and will seek a third next Wednesday in Cleveland.
Urquidy is scheduled to start Friday against the Cardinals, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Rogelio Armenteros was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Monday, leaving Urquidy to stick in the rotation for at least one more turn through. The 24-year-old Urquidy certainly earned himself another start with the big-league club after dominating the Rangers his last time out, allowing just one run on two hits while striking out nine over seven innings.
Urquidy (1-0) picked up the win in Saturday's 5-1 victory over the Rangers, giving up one run on two hits over seven innings while striking out nine.
After two fairly rough appearances to begin his big-league career, Urquidy was dazzling in this one, with only Shin-Soo Choo's solo shot in the fourth inning accounting for any damage against the rookie. The outing was likely enough to earn him at least one more turn through the rotation, which would come next weekend in St. Louis if Urquidy does stick around.
The Astros recalled Urquidy from Triple-A Round Rock ahead of his scheduled start Saturday against the Rangers, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Houston made Urquidy's callup official following Friday's 4-3 win over the Rangers, designating utility man Tyler White for assignment in a corresponding move. Urquidy has supplied an impressive 109:16 K:BB across 81.2 innings between Triple-A and Double-A Corpus Christi this season but flopped in his prior two outings at the big-league level, giving up seven runs on 14 hits and a walk over six frames.
Urquidy was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Wednesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Urquidy struggled in two shorts starts in his first taste of big-league action, allowing seven runs on 14 hits in just six innings of work, though his 8:1 K:BB does at least provide some cause for optimism. The Astros will need a starter for Thursday's game against the Rangers, with Framber Valdez looking likely to get the call.
Urquidy allowed five runs on eight hits while striking out four over 2.1 innings Sunday in Houston's win over the Angels. He did not factor into the decision.
Fortunately for Urquidy, the Astros' offense woke up later in the game to take him off the hook for the loss. All five runs he allowed came in the third inning, including a two-run shot from Shohei Ohtani. After giving up seven runs over six innings in his first two MLB starts, Urquidy's future in the rotation may be murky.
Urquidy will start Sunday's game against the Angels, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.
He did about as good as could be expected in his big-league debut in Coors Field, giving up two runs while striking out four and walking one in 3.2 innings. Urquidy has a nice four-pitch mix and is now a very legitimate pitching prospect after experiencing a significant uptick in velocity this year. When he is going well, he has a plus fastball, plus changeup and two quality breaking balls, which all play up thanks to good command. There is no reason he can't stick in the rotation in the second half, especially if Sunday's outing goes well.
Urquidy didn't factor into the decision in Tuesday's 9-8 win over the Rockies, giving up two runs on six hits and a walk over 3.2 innings while striking out four.
The 24-year-old had an up-and-down MLB debut, throwing 52 of 81 pitches for strikes and uncorking two wild pitches, but given how many baserunners he allowed, things could have been a lot worse for Urquidy at Coors Field. It's not yet clear whether he'll remain in the Astros rotation, but if he does he'll line up to take the final start before the All-Star break -- at home against the Angels on Sunday.
Urquidy was called up as expected for his big-league debut Tuesday against the Rockies, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
The 24-year-old will be thrown right into a very difficult first assignment in Denver, though he looks to have the skills to succeed at the big-league level. In 43.2 innings for Triple-A Round Rock, he recorded a strong 2.89 ERA, striking out an impressive 37.0 percent of opposing batters while walking just 5.8 percent. A decent showing at Coors Field could give him the chance to remain in the Astros' rotation, with Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reporting that Urquidy is expected to get at least one more start Sunday against the Angels.
The Astros will call up Urquidy from Triple-A Round Rock to start Tuesday's game against the Rockies in Colorado, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Houston will announce a corresponding 40-man roster move Tuesday to accommodate the addition of Urquidy, who earned his way to the big leagues after accruing a 3.40 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 104:15 K:BB across 76.2 innings between Round Rock and Double-A Corpus Christi. While his enormous strikeout totals in addition to being supported by a powerful Houston offense makes Urquidy intriguing for fantasy purposes, the 24-year-old won't make for a comfortable lineup option while making his MLB debut at the majors' least favorable park for pitchers. If he can merely escape Coors Field without a blowup outing, Urquidy could earn a second turn Sunday against the Angels at home before the Astros head into the All-Star break.
General manager Jeff Luhnow said that Urquidy is a candidate to receive a promotion from Triple-A Round Rock to join the Houston rotation Tuesday against the Rockies in Colorado, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
With the Astros recently optioning Framber Valdez to Triple-A and placing Brad Peacock (shoulder) on the 10-day injured list, the team suddenly finds itself with a three-man rotation. Due to off days Monday and Thursday, the Astros can get by a little shorthanded prior to the All-Star break, but a fourth starter will still be required. Urquidy has entered the conversation for a spot start after posting a 2.89 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 64:10 K:BB in 43.2 innings with Round Rock since receiving a promotion from Double-A Corpus Christi in May. Along with Urquidy, long reliever Cy Sneed is also viewed as a potential spot starter for Tuesday, though expectations should be restrained for whomever ultimately gets the nod at hitter haven Coors Field.
Urquidy has been promoted to Triple-A Round Rock, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Urquidy was the Opening Day starter for Double-A Corpus Christi, for whom he went 2-2 with a 4.09 ERA while striking out 40 in 33 innings. The 24-year-old right-hander has been with the organization since 2015 and pitched effectively during his first two years, but he disappeared after 2016 due to Tommy John elbow surgery. He returned midseason last year, and 2019 is his first full season since the surgery.
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