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Astros' Hinch looking for more arms to step up vs. Angels

Astros manager A.J. Hinch faced his first serious bullpen crisis minus All-Star setup man Ryan Pressly on Friday in the opener of a three-game weekend series against the visiting Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park.

With Pressly sidelined potentially for the remainder of the regular season following arthroscopic right knee surgery earlier Friday and closer Roberto Osuna entering the series having pitched four times in the last five games, Hinch had to juggle high-leverage responsibilities in ways unfamiliar. In closing out a 5-4 victory, that meant right-hander Will Harris recording the most significant out in relief with his strikeout of Shohei Ohtani to end the seventh inning with the tying run at third base.

That left the eighth inning to right-hander Hector Rondon, who promptly surrendered a solo home run but preserved the lead in advance of Osuna pitching once again and earning his 31st save. Hinch initially planned to avoid leaning on Osuna, but the Astros might employ unconventional methods for the remainder of this series and season with Pressly unavailable.

AVG: M. Trout.294
HR: M. Trout42
RBI: M. Trout98
SB: S. Ohtani11
W: F. Peña8
Saves: H. Robles18
K: F. Peña101
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .254 (13)
Runs: 658 (10)
Hits: 1131 (13)
Home Runs: 185 (14)
Stolen Bases: 51 (19)
OBP: .331 (9)
SLG: .436 (16)
Total Bases: 1943 (11)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 5.04 (25)
Runs Allowed: 686 (24)
Saves: 27 (20)
Strikeouts: 1146 (11)
OpBA: .255 (18)
OBP: .329 (19)
SLG: .454 (22)
Run Support: 5.12 (11)
Date Player Transactions
8/23 G. Canning Placed on 10-Day IL (Right elbow inflammation)
8/23 A. Simmons Removed From 10-Day IL (Sprained left ankle)
8/23 J. Suarez Called Up from Minors
8/23 W. Tovar Designated for Assignment
8/22 A. Mejía Outrighted to Minors
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Date Player Status
8/21 G. Canning Right elbow inflammation (day-to-day)
8/11 K. Smith Lumbar strain (on 10-day IL)
8/10 J. Anderson Right upper trapezius strain (on 10-day IL)
8/5 L. Bard Right triceps contusion (10-day IL)
8/4 F. Peña Sprained right knee (on 60-day IL)
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