Urquidy (5-3) allowed two earned runs on four hits and a walk while striking out five across seven innings, earning the win over the White Sox on Thursday.
The sixth inning was the only frame that Urquidy ran into trouble, as he surrendered three hits and a walk, which ultimately led to a pair of runs. However, he allowed just one hit over the other six innings combined. The 26-year-old has a 3.65 ERA and a solid 1.00 WHIP with 60 strikeouts over 69 innings. He does a great job limiting walks with a 1.6 BB/9 and has pitched seven frames in each of his past two starts.
Urquidy hurled seven innings against Minnesota on Friday, allowing three runs on four hits and one walk while striking out eight. He did not factor in the decision.
Urquidy's final stat line was relatively solid aside from the three solo home runs he served up. The right-hander tied his longest outing of the season and picked up his fifth quality start over his past seven appearances. He induced 21 swinging strikes and finished with eight punchouts -- his second-highest total this season. Urquidy will carry a 3.77 ERA into his next start, which is tentatively scheduled for next Friday at home against the White Sox.
Urquidy (4-3) took the loss Saturday as the Astros were downed 6-2 by the Blue Jays, surrendering six runs on nine hits over 4.1 innings. He struck out five without walking a batter.
Homers by Joe Panik in the fourth inning and Vladimir Guerrero in the fifth were the big blows, but Urquidy simply wasn't sharp within the strike zone in his second start off the IL. The right-hander tossed 74 pitches (50 strikes) before exiting, and he'll take a 3.76 ERA and 47:10 K:BB through 55 innings into his next outing.
Urquidy (4-2) allowed a run on three hits and a walk with nine strikeouts in six innings in a win versus Boston on Monday.
Urquidy missed nearly three weeks with a shoulder injury, but he was good in his return. The right-hander threw 61 of his 87 pitches for strikes, and he kept Boston off the board until Alex Verdugo's RBI double in the sixth inning. Urquidy has a 3.02 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 42:10 K:BB across 50.2 innings this season. He projects to face Toronto this weekend in his next start.
The Astros reinstated Urquidy (shoulder) from the 10-day injured list ahead of his scheduled start Monday against the Red Sox, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Reliever Ralph Garza was optioned to Triple-A Sugar Land to make room on the active roster for Urquidy, who will be returning to action for the first time since May 12. Urquidy tossed 63 pitches and 3.2 innings in his lone rehab start at Double-A Corpus Christi prior to being activated, so he may have some light restrictions in place as he steps back into the rotation. The 26-year-old is projected to make the second of his two starts this week Saturday on the road against the Blue Jays.
Urquidy (shoulder) is scheduled to come off the injured list to start Monday against the Red Sox, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The 26-year-old covered 3.2 innings during his lone rehab start with Double-A Corpus Christi on Wednesday, and he apparently showed enough to make his return from the injured list. Urquidy threw 63 pitches during that contest, so he could face some workload limitations in his first big-league start since May 12.
Urquidy (shoulder) threw 3.2 scoreless innings in a rehab start for Double-A Corpus Christi on Wednesday, Steve Schaeffer of the Houston Chronicle reports. He allowed two hits and two walks while striking out three.
Urquidy has been on the injured list since May 13, but he may only need one rehab start, according to Houston general manager James Click. If the Astros' decision makers determine Wednesday's outing is enough for Urquidy, who threw 63 pitches (39 strikes), then the right-hander could rejoin the team for next week's series against the Red Sox, beginning Monday.
Astros general manager James Click said Urquidy (shoulder) is scheduled to make a rehab start for Double-A Corpus Christi on Wednesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Depending on how Urquidy fares Wednesday, Click said the rehab start may be the only one the right-hander will require before returning from the 10-day injured list. With both Urquidy and Jake Odorizzi (forearm) nearing the end of their respective recoveries from injuries, the Astros will soon face some tough decisions for their rotation. Assuming Houston elects to stick with a five-man rotation when all of their key starters are healthy, one of Urquidy, Odorizzi, Cristian Javier or Luis Garcia will likely move to the bullpen or head to Triple-A Sugar Land.
Urquidy (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session Saturday before heading out on a rehab assignment, Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.
He played catch Friday and is doing really well, according to pitching coach Brent Strom. It sounds like Urquidy could return to the rotation in early June.
Urquidy (shoulder) threw 25 pitches in a bullpen session Thursday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Urquidy was placed on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation Sunday, but he felt good after his throwing session Thursday. It's not yet clear when the right-hander will be able to return to game action, but he appears to be trending in the right direction. Houston will likely send Urquidy out to Triple-A Sugar Land for a rehab start next week rather than immediately activating him from the IL.
Urquidy (shoulder) was moved to the 10-day injured list Sunday, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.
Urquidy had already been ruled out for next week's series against the A's, so this move seemed almost inevitable. The Astros will give Urquidy time for his shoulder inflammation to subside after he left Wednesday's start with discomfort. Enoli Paredes (side) was activated in a corresponding move, though Paredes is not a candidate to replace Urquidy in the rotation as anything more than an opener.
Urquidy (shoulder) will not pitch in next week's series against the Athletics, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The righty exited Wednesday's outing with shoulder inflammation and will not be ready for his scheduled start Tuesday in Oakland.
Urquidy (shoulder) was diagnosed with inflammation after undergoing an MRI on Thursday, and it's unclear if he'll take his next turn in the rotation, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The 26-year-old exited Wednesday's start with posterior shoulder discomfort, and it appears the Astros aren't concerned he's dealing with any serious issue. Urquidy's next turn through the rotation tentatively lines up for Tuesday in Oakland, though manage Dusty Baker wouldn't commit to the right-hander starting at all during that three-game series.
Urquidy (shoulder) underwent an MRI on Thursday, but there is no update on his status, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Urquidy was removed from Wednesday's game after 3.2 innings with posterior shoulder discomfort. Manager Dusty Baker did not have results from the MRI but did say the pitcher "felt sore" when he woke up Thursday morning. If the results of the MRI determines a stay on the injured list is necessary, it's unclear how the Astros would cover Urquidy's rotation spot.
Astros manager Dusty Baker said Urquidy (shoulder) will undergo an MRI on Thursday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Beyond noting that Urquidy's right shoulder was still sore a day after he was removed from his start against the Astros, Baker had no update on the 26-year-old. The MRI should provide more information about the extent of Urquidy's shoulder issue, which could necessitate a trip to the 10-day injured list.
Urquidy was removed from Wednesday's start against the Angels with posterior shoulder discomfort, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The 26-year-old is considered day-to-day after being limited to 3.2 innings Wednesday due to the injury. Urquidy's next turn through the rotation lines up for Tuesday at Oakland, and it's unclear if he'll be able to take the mound for that contest.
Urquidy was removed from Wednesday's start against the Angels with an apparent injury, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The right-hander showcased a slight decrease in velocity during the fourth inning before being visited by the athletic trainer and leaving the field. Urquidy had four strikeouts and didn't give up a run over 3.2 innings before being lifted.
Urquidy (3-2) allowed two runs on four hits and a walk over seven innings Friday, striking out two and earning a win over the Blue Jays.
Urquidy kept Toronto's bats pretty quiet Friday as the only damage against him was a pair of solo homers by Bo Bichette and Danny Jansen. After starting 0-2 with a 5.14 ERA in his first four starts, the 26-year-old has won three straight starts while allowing four runs over 20 innings. He'll carry a 3.51 ERA and 29:9 K:BB into next week's projected home start against the Angels.
Urquidy (2-2) won his second straight start Saturday, allowing four hits and one walk over seven scoreless innings against the Rays.
Urquidy was efficient and in control, dominating the Rays and working from ahead in the count. He threw 68 strikes among his 91 pitches, and Tampa hitters swung and missed 12 times. At the behest of pitching coach Brent Strom, Urquidy hurried his tempo between pitches and it produced desired results, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. "I'm trying to get a good rhythm with my body," Urquidy said. "I'm trying to not lose my focus and not lose the strike zone. To get that I have to be a little quicker with my movements." The Rays averaged an exit velocity of just 87.6 mph on 20 balls in play against Urquidy, who didn't throw more than 16 pitches in an inning. He's next slated to pitch at home against the Blue Jays.
Urquidy (1-2) earned the win Monday after holding the Mariners to two runs on five hits and no walks while striking out a pair of batters across six innings.
All of Urquidy's damage came from a pair of solo home runs off the bats of Kyle Lewis and Kyle Seager. The right-hander showed strong command by not issuing any free passes for the second time this season while throwing 67 of his 96 pitches for strikes. The 25-year-old will carry a 4.67 ERA and 1.26 WHIP into Saturday's matchup at Tampa Bay.
|Last 7 Games|
|06/17||vs CHW||W 10-2||1||7.0||4||2||1||5|
|06/11||@ MIN||W 6-4||7.0||4||3||1||8|
|06/05||@ TOR||L 2-6||1||4.1||9||6||0||5|
|05/31||vs BOS||W 11-2||1||6.0||3||1||1||9|
|05/12||vs LAA||W 9-1||3.2||2||0||0||4|
|05/07||vs TOR||W 10-4||1||7.0||4||2||1||2|
|05/01||@ TB||W 3-1||1||7.0||4||0||1||5|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2016||AFX-Quad Cities River Ba||81.1||17||14||0||3||2||1||84||15||78||2.66||1.147|
|2018||AFA-Buies Creek Astros||46.0||9||7||1||2||2||0||38||8||40||2.35||1.044|
|2019||AAX-Corpus Christi Hooks||33.0||7||6||0||2||2||0||40||5||28||4.09||1.000|
|2019||AAA-Round Rock Express||70.0||13||12||0||5||3||0||94||16||67||4.63||1.186|